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James

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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
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    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"
    "Well written, but overly "in the tank" for Obama"
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    Bowden has done his usual good job researching the history and bureaucratic politics surrounding the years of search for OBL. His insights into the intrigue in both Washington and Kabul are outstanding. He, unfortunately, seems to want to make political points in favor of Obama and in opposition to President Bush and Candidate Romney. Irrespective of one's political point of view, this detracts from his writing, and partially renders a dispassionate analysis of the search and finish of OBL into a political polemic. Too bad that Bowden was seduced by the opportunity he had for an Oval Office interview.


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