This book fulfilled all of my expectations. It went into detail about what happened on 9/11--what the terrorists, our leaders, the airlines, the passengers, and the emergency responders KNEW as it was happening. It details the travel, education and background of the terrorists. It explains all of the branches of government involved in anti-terrorist activities. Can not recommend it strongly enough. There was so much detail (I think other reveiwers called it boring)but I could not stop listening. It was like a thrilling mystery that is written well enough that it doesn't matter if you already know how it ends. Very sad and hard to listen to at times, but so important! God bless those who died that day, the surviviors, and their families!
I really enjoyed this book and found it riveting and compelling. Such detail and told in such a way that it was interesting from start to finish. If you like "Just the facts" type books, is one is for you!
I was a bit skeptical about this 9/11 report, however after listening to the first few minutes I could not stop listening. It gives good picture of the hell that those who died went through. There are graphic descriptions of the on board struggele of passengers and victims. It tells so much about the chaos happened on that crazy day, with America's defence system. We were lucky it wasn't a nuke! Don't hesitate - buy this and listen to it.
Computer Programmer and Worship Leader. Have enjoyed reading since my mom got me hooked on Nancy Drew and Agatha Christie prior to my teen years. My brother got me hooked on audio books after I started having a longer commute to work. Love a variety of genres.
For a government report, this was a pretty good read. Some very interesting information about the hijackings and especially the events that took place at the twin towers. I thought the book was balanced between finding problems that needed to be fixed and avoiding the hypercritical nature of "hindsight" analysis. There were some parts that were a little slow - especially the parts on inter-agency cooperation, but a good job overall. For the price - it can't be beat. I would agree with the criticisms of the narration (3-4 different narrators). I was surprised at some of the mispronounced names & places, especially since they have been used so often in the news. Some narrators were fine, but a few could have brushed up on things. Didn't detract from the content in a major way, however.
While the narration of the book suffers occasionally due to the rushed tempo of some speakers, the content itself is fascinating and should be required reading for all US schools. The failure of the Government to avoid this tragedy, and the seemingly endless stream of warnings that were not acted upon, should serve as a wake up call to all that without dramatic and rapid change, the world we live in will continue to be plagued by terror and events such as 9/11.
The information put forth in this audio book is amazing. It provides details of how our country functions and explains the events that led up to to 9/11/01. It gives straight foward testimony and documentation without bias and very little opinion. It had changed the way I had come to understand America. It is over 20 hours but worth every minute. I applaud Audible for making this title so available and inexpensive thus supporting this Commission's goals. Thank you.
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
Good and long but something everyone in America should read and NEVER forget.
The content is extremely informative and well worth listening to. However, the narrator becomes rather distracting. Too much emPHAsis on the wrong sylLAble. I will give him some credit, though, for reading 20 hours worth of report riddled with Arabic words, names and phrases. Definitely worth the price.