Raven by Tim Reiterman audiobook

Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People

By Tim Reiterman
Read by Mitch Horowitz

Penguin Audio
29.87 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781524780326

The basis for the upcoming HBO miniseries and the "definitive account of the Jonestown massacre" (Rolling Stone) -- now available for the first time in paperback. Tim Reiterman’s Raven provides the seminal history of the Rev. Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and the murderous ordeal at Jonestown in 1978. This PEN Award–winning work explores the ideals-gone-wrong, the intrigue, and the grim realities behind the Peoples Temple and its implosion in the jungle of South America. Reiterman’s reportage clarifies enduring misperceptions of the character and motives of Jim Jones, the reasons why people followed him, and the important truth that many of those who perished at Jonestown were victims of mass murder rather than suicide. This widely sought work is restored to print after many years with a new preface by the author, as well as the more than sixty-five rare photographs from the original volume.

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Summary

Summary

The basis for the upcoming HBO miniseries and the "definitive account of the Jonestown massacre" (Rolling Stone) -- now available for the first time in paperback.

Tim Reiterman’s Raven provides the seminal history of the Rev. Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and the murderous ordeal at Jonestown in 1978.

This PEN Award–winning work explores the ideals-gone-wrong, the intrigue, and the grim realities behind the Peoples Temple and its implosion in the jungle of South America. Reiterman’s reportage clarifies enduring misperceptions of the character and motives of Jim Jones, the reasons why people followed him, and the important truth that many of those who perished at Jonestown were victims of mass murder rather than suicide.

This widely sought work is restored to print after many years with a new preface by the author, as well as the more than sixty-five rare photographs from the original volume.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

After reading Raven, there should be no more questions…A tour de force on the Rev. James Jones and the events that led his 900 disciples to drink poisoned punch on Nov. 18, 1978. Charlie Frush, The Philadelphia Inquirer  
This stands as the definitive history …carefully compiled and completely horrifying. Marshall Kilduff, San Francisco Chronicle
An extraordinary inquiry into the individual pathology of Jim Jones…To assemble this portrait obviously required staggering research. The writing is sensitive and lucid. The result is a document which will illumine a dark corner of our era. Daniel Schorr
Unquestionably emerges as the most valuable book on Jonestown to date…Every piece of the puzzle is here. David Evanier, National Review
The definitive account of the Jonestown massacre; Reiterman was among a group of journalists, concerned relatives and congressional aides to accompany Congressman Leo Ryan on the ill-fated journey to Guyana to survey Jonestown. Rolling Stone
The seminal book on the story of Jonestown. Associated Press
“Unquestionably emerges as the most valuable book on Jonestown to date…Every piece of the puzzle is here.” National Review

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Author

Author Bio: Tim Reiterman

Author Bio: Tim Reiterman

Tim Reitermann is a prizewinning journalist who extensively covered Jonestown for The San Francisco Examiner. He was wounded in the jungle airstrip attack that killed Representative Leo Ryan, plus three reporters and a temple defector. Reiterman has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and other national broadcasts. Reiterman writes for the Los Angeles Times.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 29.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English