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The Evening News

3.85  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,192 Ratings  ·  45 Reviews
This passionate, terrifying drama takes us behind the scenes of a great television network faced with mortal dangers and moral challenges as it collides with a smaller but equally potent force--the most feared terrorist group in the Americas. Few writers possess Hailey's ability to combine careful, accurate research with a profound sense of human drama. (Doubleday)
Paperback, 580 pages
Published July 10th 2001 by Doubleday (first published 1990)
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Girish
Dec 10, 2013 Girish rated it liked it
Hailey's The Evening News is cold, detailed and leaves a taste of "business as usual" callousness. It's an achievement alright, but one that is tough to digest.

Hailey covers several aspects from news gathering, news hour, corporate-network ownership (how relevant!), psychology of terrorism, hostage rescue which leaves the readers believing they are experts in this. The characters of Harry Patridge, Crawford Sloane and the rest do their respective jobs with the Newsroom portrayed as an all consum
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Александр Теленьга
Хейли для меня начался, как и для многих, с "Аэропорта", затем "Колёса", и "Окончательный диагноз". И каждое из перечисленных произведений обладало какой-то своей особой чертой. А вот в "Вечерних новостях" я этого не нашёл. И вроде завязка сюжета динамичная, и почерк автора в тексте чувствуется, но за душу не берёт. Периодически зевал на фразах "американские журналисты самые честные и принципиальные", "американская демократия самая демократичная". Часть персонажей, кажется, были введены в роман ...more
Harshita
Sep 25, 2015 Harshita rated it really liked it
Oh Boy!
That’s exactly how I felt when I finished this book. Arthur Hailey never fails to amaze me. It’ almost as if he himself had worked as a reporter before writing this novel.

So this book is about a television news network - the good, the bad and the ugly. It had been published in 1990 but I don’t think much has changed till date. There’s still a race to be the first to report any event and a detachment while reporting any tragedy. News reporters are still vying to be on camera and be the fa
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Scycer
Aug 11, 2012 Scycer rated it really liked it
Even in my previous reviews of other works by Arthur Hailey I have mentioned how beautiful his writing is. But with this work I must add that depth of this story is superb. Tie a national prime time news segment- its host - crashing of a plane (brilliantly covered by another correspondent- show the friction between the news host and correspondent - a terrorist group - corporate and media ties- human lives and their loves plus international incidents and you have a complex work of art.

Reading th
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Dianne Estes
Jan 26, 2015 Dianne Estes rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed it. An older book but a good read. Enjoyed the suspense and the development of the relationships without any overt sex or foul language. To bad so many authors today are not good enough writers to tell a good story without sex and bad language.
Hobby
I read the translation edition by Binarupa Aksara (4 books) | cannot find the ISBN or detail from the publisher

more about this book, just check my complete review at here :
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Serhiy
Feb 04, 2015 Serhiy rated it really liked it
Книга-детектив, яка познайомить з роботою ТВ ЗМІ, організацією викрадення людей, бойовиками, наркокартелями, країною Перу. Другий роман Хейлі прочитав - обоє сподобались. Хоча розв'язка не така оптимістична, як могло бути.
Iva Endrychová
Apr 04, 2014 Iva Endrychová rated it it was amazing
Páni, tohle číst poté, co si člověk prošel redakcí jedné nejmenované soukromé televize, byla síla. Když si člověk uvědomí, kdy to bylo psané, tak mnoho věcí už bohužel neplatí. Ale ten souboj ekonomické zájmy investora vs. objektivní a kvalitní zpravodajství... Dost dobrý.
Fredrick Danysh
Oct 01, 2015 Fredrick Danysh rated it liked it
Hailey takes on the world of television media with a story of two media stars who consider themselves professionals until they become a part of the current headline story.
Paula Dembeck
May 10, 2013 Paula Dembeck rated it liked it
This books links the Medelin drug cartel with the violent mercenaries of the “shining path”, a Maoist terrorist group that kidnaps the family of a TV anchorman. The TV anchor’s wife Jessica, son Nicky and father-in-law Angus are smuggled in coffins to Peru, then marched to a steaming remote jungle village. Back in the US, Harry Partridge Jessica’s former lover, spearheads an investigation that the network’s parent company Globanic Industries tries to hamper.

I agree the plot was very predictable,
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Hashim
Dec 11, 2014 Hashim rated it it was amazing
Arthur Hailey's does his research better than any author i have ever seen. This book is on top of my top 10 books of all time.
Maria Hench
Jan 30, 2014 Maria Hench rated it really liked it
Most of this is fast-paced, just like old-school newsrooms. I couldn't put this book down, even though the outcome was predictable and the motive for the kidnappings seemed weak. Interesting to look back at journalism and terrorism in the late 80s.
Prakash Karunamoorthi
Sep 03, 2014 Prakash Karunamoorthi rated it really liked it
A page Turner and very detailed observation on every aspects like kidnapping, news channel, terrorism.
Krishna Kumar
May 03, 2015 Krishna Kumar rated it it was ok
A kidnapping tale set in the Peruvian jungle. Very lame and unnecessarily melodramatic.
Lyubomir Tsekov
May 24, 2015 Lyubomir Tsekov rated it it was amazing
Доста интересна и детайлна, но края в някаква степен е доста напрегнат и като развръзка малко разочароващ, като цяло е добро четиво, което си заслужава.
Maynard
Aug 20, 2015 Maynard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: terrorism
Arthur Hailey could not have known when he authored "The Evening News" first published in 1990, how prescient his words would become. "The Evening News" focuses on a terrorist attack in the form of a kidnapping that begins in Larchmont, NY, moves to Hackensack NJ, and ends up with a mother, son and father-in-law imprisoned in the jungles of Peru, being held for ransom. Hailey's work is not only a masterpiece of fine writing, but a detailed insight into the workings of a large new conglomerate ow ...more
Sujit Banerjee
Jan 07, 2016 Sujit Banerjee rated it liked it
A must for any Hailey fan!
Veronica Harris
Jan 23, 2016 Veronica Harris rated it it was amazing
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Saqib Khan
Apr 22, 2014 Saqib Khan rated it it was ok
Just ok.
J. Ewbank
Apr 03, 2010 J. Ewbank rated it really liked it
Anything Arthur Hailey has written I have enjoyed. He takes the time to make sure of the topic he is presenting and he presents information as well as an outstanding novel. This type of work is almost unique in my experience and I am grateful to him for writing in this manner. The research is superb and he weaves it into the plot so well you are unaware of the the effort which lies behind it.

A good read.

J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'"
Kanika
May 20, 2008 Kanika rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
I liked this book though it got a wee bit gruesome in the end. The story is fantastic but there is a part in the book where they cut off 2 fingers of a boy and then send it to his father..... that was sort of sick.... and i didn't sleep for 2 days because of that!!
I was a bit younger then and now i can read anything however gruesome it is... also i didn't like one part when they kill the protagonist of the book even when there was no need...
Sorcha
Sep 26, 2013 Sorcha rated it liked it
Shelves: 2008
This is one of the better ones from Hailey, with plenty of background story, lots of threads being pulled together and a believable level of big corporation workings. [return][return]Set around the workings of a TV newsroom, this has the workings from the top to the bottom of how to get an evening News programme to air (long before 24 hour TV was invented), and what people would do to get - or be - the story
Dan Leiske
Jun 12, 2012 Dan Leiske rated it liked it
This book ebbed and flowed for me. Some parts you couldn't put it down and in others it was tough to stay awake. All in all it was a decent read. I believe that I learned a little about the News Business. I think Hailey does that with a lot of subjects. He gives you some insight into the business itself. I personally like that.
Rose Marcie
Feb 21, 2015 Rose Marcie rated it it was amazing
This was an awesome book, one of the first few books I read that stuck with me. While books tend to take you into a fantasy world, this one did, but also came with the extra that the fantasy was as realistic as i have ever experienced. Thank you, Art. Rest in peace.
Marlene
May 27, 2010 Marlene rated it really liked it
A newscaster's family is kidnapped by terrorists. The story follows the news crew doing their own investigation, their interaction (or lack thereof) with the FBI, and the wheels that turn within a news organization. Very intriguing and suspenseful.
Nancy
Aug 24, 2011 Nancy rated it liked it
Standard espionage/adventure book, with an added twist of corporate owned network news. Behind-the-scenes intrigue of network news, including principal journalists, producers, and sources of information were interesting.
Kelly
Jul 03, 2008 Kelly rated it liked it
Shelves: thriller, fiction
famous news reporter's family is kidnapped by Columbian drug lords. I liked the background info about news bulletins and the world of media. The rest of the story is predictable.
Charles
I liked it, seemed well researched and kept my attention. The end was a little disappointing - it seemed to end suddenly, and no follow up.
Chandrika
Dec 25, 2011 Chandrika rated it liked it
Gives u an insight into how news channels function. How some people risk their lives for what we consider as "2 min headline"
Iryna
Jun 11, 2012 Iryna rated it it was amazing
Beautiful book. As every other book by Arthur Hailey. Though half-through I already knew who would die in the end. :)
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Arthur Hailey was a British/Canadian novelist. After working at a number of jobs and writing part-time, he became a writer full-time during 1956, encouraged by the success of the CBC television drama, Flight into Danger (in print as Runway Zero Eight ). Following the success of Hotel in 1965, he moved to California; followed by a permanent move to the Bahamas in 1969.

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