In this instant New York Times bestselling account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost.
In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move, and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family.
All the while, Farrow and his producer faced a degree of resistance they could not explain -- until now. And a trail of clues revealed corruption and cover-ups from Hollywood to Washington and beyond.
This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. And it's the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement.
Both a spy thriller and a meticulous work of investigative journalism, Catch and Kill breaks devastating new stories about the rampant abuse of power and sheds far-reaching light on investigations that shook our culture.
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Warning: At times, this audiobook will make you want to tear your earbuds off in a rage. And although Farrow reveals disturbing new allegations about the misdeeds of men like Harvey Weinstein and Matt Lauer, that’s not the most infuriating part. Instead, it’s the actions of these men’s bosses and henchmen that made us absolutely livid. With the assured delivery of the news anchor he used to be, Farrow maps out myriad instances of these enablers using tactics—legal and otherwise—to intimidate and silence women who suffered sexual harassment and assault. (If you needed more context for why so many victims choose to stay silent, look no further.) Much like Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey’s She Said, Farrow’s book details his investigations into these stories and how powerful people tried to quash his reporting; let’s just say his former MSNBC bosses do not come off well. Farrow paces his story like a thriller, delivering short, dialogue-rich chapters with character voices that kept us fully engaged. That sharp pace—and Farrow’s charming flashes of humor—makes Catch and Kill a genuinely entertaining listen, even at its most maddening.
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Must Must MUST Read of the year
It’s one thing to hear the stories Ronan addresses in this book solely on the news and through his reporting. It’s entirely something else to read about the process both he and these victims went through in order to expose the truth about figures like Weinstein and Lauer, as well as the correspondents (both in and out of NBC) that corroborated this behavior. It’s part nonfiction and part espionage and will infuriate you in a proactive way, and it’s the one book this year you can’t skip out on.
Catch and Kill
Thank you. This story gives me hope that there are people of courage willing to tell the truth at great personal sacrifice, but also terrifies me knowing there are so many others that have been silenced. Keep doing what you do, Mr. Farrow, please.
This book is amazing
I have listened to this repeatedly...