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.
Amazing to hear about the inside workings of the CIA and Congress with real names of real people involved in real events. I couldn't wait to hear each chapter of this book. It's also enlightening to learn about the culture of the people of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Highly recommended.
Sometimes, in the middle of a book, you curse the fact that there is not an abridged version. This is not one of those times. In fact I only have one complaint about this audio book,I want to see the pictures that are included in the print version of the book.
This is an amazing listen that is also well written and well read. Gust, Charlie, and the rest of the cast are well characterized and their roles are all well deined. George Crile does an amazing job of giving you the background for each of these characters and the context in which this amazing series of events occurred.
A fantastic behind the scenes view of a few key players helping to bring about the end of the Cold War. Best book I've listened to yet.
Can't say enough good about this book! Was basically hanging on every word. Charlie Wilson and Gust Avrakotos are truly amazing men. This book tells the little-known story of how the U.S. basically saved the world by supporting the Afhgan freedom fighters against the Soviets. A must read...should be a top seller on Audible within a few weeks. Tom Hanks has already bought the rights to the movie based on this book! I can't wait!
very interesting story. reads like something from Clancy, only better. almost hard to believe that this sort of thing really happens in modern time. highly recommended.
This audiobook kept me interested throughout. I am a bit of a history/pol buff, but the excitement of Wilson's follies is what kept me listening. I would recommend this book to anyone, of mature age.
Having never heard of this book prior to looking through Audible selections I relied on other reviewers and they are right! This is an excellent book - a well crafted story which, if it wasn't fact, would be thought to be pure fiction. Very interesting and timly given the current war in Iraq. Highly recommend!!