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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)
    Story
    (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"
    "Nothing but an Obama love fest"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Mark Bowden and/or James Lurie?

    maybe


    What could Mark Bowden have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Give the credit to the people that did the hard work


    What aspect of James Lurie’s performance would you have changed?

    not slobber all ove Obama


    What character would you cut from The Finish?

    Their wear a lot of good Americans that died getting us to the point, that made it possible to kill bin Laden.


    Any additional comments?

    there was a good story that could have been told but they preferred to make it political

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs)
    • By Leon Panetta, Jim Newton
    • Narrated By Leon Panetta
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (70)

    It could be said that Leon Panetta has had two of the most consequential careers of any American public servant in the past 50 years. His first career, beginning as an army intelligence officer and including a distinguished run as one of Congress' most powerful and respected members, lasted 35 years and culminated in his transformational role as Clinton's budget czar and White House chief of staff.

    Jean says: "Outstanding"
    "WINING AN ART FORM"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Leon Panetta and Jim Newton and/or Leon Panetta?

    Mr. Panetta is obviously quite well-educated, but I couldn't even get through his new book on audible level loan try to read it, I believe the Italians invented the stiletto, Leon Panetta certainly knows how to use it.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Mr. Panetta was the captain of the ship but the think that he would be experienced enough to set up complicated counterterrorism operations is stretching it, so when he takes the blame for something most good agents understand it's a deception.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Leon Panetta’s performances?

    Mr. Panetta's pathetic attempt at reading this book, was ham-handed at best.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Mr. Panetta I believe you're a patriot I believe your American of the highest standing, I also believe you're reasonably well educated in the art of the stiletto with no particular party or person left out.


    Any additional comments?

    I returned the book, I just couldn't listen to you any longer, to be very honest I do not know if I returned it because of the whining or the content or delivery

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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