Excellent! Gave me all the details on the 10 year manhunt for Bin Laden. This book was a perfect primer for "No Easy Day", which is also quite good, but in a different way. Both books give details on the raid, but this book focuses more on the 10 year manhunt since 9-11. No Easy Day is gets more into the life of Navy Seals and focuses on the Bin Laden take down operation itself. Each is equally good in its own unique way. I highly recommend both.
This is a solid history of the manhunt. Lots of details about the politics and the policies behind the operation. This is worth your time and at just 8+ hours maybe worth a double listen. You will be more informed for having read this book.
The book itself was very good but the second half was outstanding.
Narrator is clear and easy to follow.
He made the events more real.
The second half of the book was outstanding. The information that led up to finding Ben Laden and the plans and decisions that went on behind the scenes was captivating.
Peter Bergen KNOWS the subject and described details in chronological order without sensationalism.
The facts of Ben Laden's life and influence are presented clearly and rationally.
One of the best I have ever heard
The whole book, if you want to know everything about how the Us missed oportunities to
kill OSB this is the book. Also how the Us worked and worked to get intel on the terrorist.
Worthwhile read. The first part covering the early days of Bin Laden was slow. The coverage of recent events was more interesting with lots of color on just how much Obama had going on at the same time, and his role in adding a backup SEAL team, which turned out to be needed.
I was especially interested in how the military people dealt with both Bush and Obama, and vice versa, with object lessons for future presidents. Bergen seems to cover such aspects of the manhunt well, but he doesn't get much into what might have been done better, emphasizing mainly what happened and who did it. He does that competently, but I'd hoped for more.
Yes, but I wish they would lose the bias.
If the title talks about the 10 year search, then I would like to hear more about all the efforts in this and not just Obama as a hero.
A good listen for anyone following news or recent history
Final tracking of bin Laden
A bit too long for one sitting but it never became wearisome
As good as a tale like this can be told.
it doesn't, but that does not mean its bad, just not great.
a history that we all know. During the story I keep thinking where I was, what I was doing during this time.
The facts and the insight.
Behind the scenes insights and reasoning for the actions being taken.
I could not choose. His vocal changes for each character made listening much easier.
I wanted to, however, I travel and my listening experiences are limited to the road.
I rarely listen to books of this nature. I was intrigued to know more about why Bin Laden had evaded the most technologically and militarily advanced country on the planet. Now I know. Great book!