This book has little to do with Blackwater. Within the first half hour of the book the author compares Blackwater workers to Nazi Brown shirts and never recovers his composer for the rest of the book. It's a poorly written rant about republicans and Christianity with made up "facts." Imagine a 14 hour adolescent temper tantrum and you can imagine the shear torture of trying to listen to this book.
While I don't agree with the authors political or religious view, I enjoyed the listen. The narrator was great and I liked the back ground stories about those involved with Blackwater and was able to get my own supportive impression on them.
Very disappointing; don't waste you time.
I’d expected an objective description about Blackwater’s origins and operations but I gave up after the first hour of nothing but Bush / Republican bashing and conspiracy theory centered on the dangers of “the military / industrial complex”.
Maybe I just got tired of the author's self righteous criticisms of all things outside his own pronounced political orientation.
I bought this book hoping that the reviews were wrong. This is blatant anti-American propaganda. The character voices (which I hate to begin with) of Americans sound like Gomer Pile while things told from the Liberal, War-fearing, Military-hating perspective are in the narrators normal voice.
Save your money and your time.
I truly struggled to finish this book based on the simple fact that this author was not interested in providing the truth. But perpetuating the rumors and untruths surrounding Blackwater. The men who joined this company were not simply civilians. But highly trained and patriotic men who knew their mission was not over. This book was simply a waste of time to start.
You have to be a little skeptical when not one positive point was made about black water or anyone working with them in the entire book.
Not saying it was made up, but I think the truth falls somewhere in the middle of this author and Eric Prince's book
The author obviously hates private military contractors, Blackwater, Republicans and Christians. A real hit job. I only made it through a couple of chapters.
Nothing. The author obviously has an anti Blackwater agenda.
Reader sounded condescending and cynical.
I'm not sure I've ever encountered such a one-sided account of any story in my life. According to this author, Blackwater and the Bush Administration did EVERYTHING wrong. If the author knew which side of the bed George W. Bush slept on, he could have spent an entire chapter on telling you why that was wrong. If you're looking for an account of what's gone right and what's gone wrong in one book...this is not the book for you; it only tells half the story.
I would never purchase another book by this author. He clearly has an agenda and it's not being as factual and honest as he can be.
I became so overwhelmed by the bias that I had to stop listening about half-way through. I just found it hard to believe anything I was hearing.