This is an excellent story if all of it could be heard. Some chapters are written just like this, "Blank wanted to tell blank that blank said blank." The story, at times, is so edited that hearing "Blank" repeatedly became annoying. Half the time you could understand what "Blank" meant but when you hear "Blank was going to interrogate blank until blank said that blank was not blank." it wasn't so easy. Heads up that the writer says that it could soon be a completely unclassified book and that you may want to wait until then to purchase this one.
Say what you want about Bourdain but you get nothing less then what you should expect. If you don't know his personality then this may not be the book for you, Rachael Ray has a book you may enjoy more. Going into it knowing what I know about Mr. Bourdain I loved it. I think I only stopped listening for a few hours during the entire read and that was to cook. It could be an eye opening experience for those who are not aware that Luis Sanchez is cutting up their sushi.
A long, disjointed rant. Jumbled and confusing, I found myself skipping back countless times to try and figure where the author was going only to find out it was no where. The author says he would drink everyday, he would drink every night so that he could sleep but that he was not an alcoholic. He says that any smell of middle eastern food sends him back to the horrors of Iraq yet takes his new girlfriend to a Lebanese restaurant on their first date. Post traumatic stress disorder is all this book is about because in the author's eyes it is the root of every problem that he has faced in his adult life. I have anxiety, I have stress so where is my disability money? Where is my Ambien, Xanax? I made the mistake of only having this book downloaded onto my phone and was therefore held hostage to this rant during my long car ride. Never again will I only have 1 book on my phone.
Save your money if you think you will be reading a book about a dog. This book is only about a disgruntled soldier that enlisted long before the Iraq war thinking that he would never see combat.
Disappointed in Bergen for manipulating facts in Holy War, Inc differently then the information provided in The Longest War.
This is the first book that I have listened and I thoroughly enjoyed it in this format. I have become a big fan of audiobooks and hope others are as good as this one.
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