Audiobook Review: Catch and Kill
Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow
Audiobook length: 10 hours and 43 minutes
Genre: True Crime
Publication Date: 15 October 2019 (Audiobook)
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Source: ARC via NetGalley
Stars: 5 out of 5
Link: AMAZON (UK)
ABOUT CATCH AND KILL:
LIES, SPIES AND A CONSPIRACY TO PROTECT PREDATORS
In a dramatic 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 that could not be explained - 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 the culture.
A point-by-point play of how the Weinstein story finally came to light and became the beginning of the #MeToo movement in 2017. It was practically a horror story with the lengths people went to stall/stop the story. The bullying that was subjected, and the small things outsiders used to follow Ronan's investigation (i.e. checking his new follows on Twitter, surveillance etc.).
At a time where journalism is being diluted to short clickbait pieces, this is the perfect example of why investigative journalism is not just important, it's absolutely crucial in today's fakenews era.
The narration was a little dry, but that's normally always the case when an author narrates.
VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED