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Jonathan

Guelph, ON, Canada | Member Since 2005

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  • Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America's Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Eric Schmitt, Thom Shanker
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (26)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (19)

    In Counterstrike, Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker of the New York Times tell the story of how a group of analysts within the military, at spy agencies, and in law enforcement has fashioned an innovative and effective new strategy to fight terrorism, unbeknownst to most Americans and in sharp contrast to the cowboy slogans that characterized the U.S. government's public posture.

    Scott says: "Listen to the sample before buying"
    "Good but not great"
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    I was put off from trying this by some of the other reviewers, particularly their views of the narrator. Personally I did not find him to be bad. I have certainly heard better, but I had no trouble finishing this book. The writing was repetitive in places and the book dragged in places. I am glad I listened to it, but couldn't help thinking that a well edited abridged version would have been more enjoyable. In any case, if you want to understand what is going on in the war on terror, you need to read (listen to) this book.

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