The Charlie Wilson's War is a fascinating story, especially because of its applicability to the current war on terror. My primary reservation in recommending this book is that it uses very strong language frequently.
If, just like me, you liked "America's secret war", you will love "Charlie Wilson's War". This book tells you everything from the astonnishing covered operation that is the settelment of today's world. Although everything is true, this is written like a novel. You really can't wait to know what happens next. And humour is so present that people looking at me laughing in the subway (where usually I listen Audiobooks) might have thought I'm nuts. I tell my friends to reed or listen this book. Hollywood will make a movie out of it and if you listen to this book you will understand why.
This story is incredibly well told and if it is even only 80% true, it is amazingly scary that one man could have so much control over how a country spends Billions of dollars on war. I lived through this time and remember the "freedom fighters" but had absolutely NO idea that all of this was going on. Well worth a listen.
A superb book. A long book but every minute is captivating. But, be warned, this book will take over your life !! The story is amazing and the narration is great. The book grabs you and doesn't let go. At the end you wish for more.
The best audible book I've read so far.....
A fascinating story that reads like a well written novel. You will enjoy this program.
This book was about events in our not very distant past that was very informative and at the same time, entertaining. I have recommended this book to everyone I know.