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  • The Finish: The Killing of Osama bin Laden

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Mark Bowden
    • Narrated By James Lurie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (184)
    Performance
    (156)
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    (156)

    From Mark Bowden, internationally best-selling and acclaimed author of Black Hawk Down and the preeminent chronicler of the actions of our military and special forces writing today, comes an intensely gripping account of the hunt for and elimination of Osama bin Laden. With unprecedented access to key sources and his great gift for storytelling, Bowden takes us inside the rooms where decisions were made and on the ground where the action unfolded.

    W. Goodman says: "Bowden is great as usual, but the narrator sucks"
    "Bowden's lost his writer's mojo"
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    Would you ever listen to anything by Mark Bowden again?

    I'd definitely purchase "Killing Pablo" because I read the book, but his later work "Worm" (and "The Finish") is like being stuck in the land of diminishing returns. The quality and style have weakened significantly. That really is a disappointment because I wanted to enjoy this, but couldn't.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of James Lurie?

    Scott Brick, Bronson Pinchot, Campbell Scott, Will Patton - I agree with one of the other prior complaints - in addition to everything else, that narrator reads the entire book in a tone as if he's revealing a very hush-hush secret. Bizarre. Throws off the pace of the story completely.


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry guys, I'm returning this one.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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