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Class 11: Inside the CIA's First Post-9/11 Spy Class | [T.J. Waters]

Class 11: Inside the CIA's First Post-9/11 Spy Class

Written by one of its own graduates, Class 11: Inside the CIA's First Post-9/11 Spy Class is an insider's view of the first CIA training class after September 11, 2001 - a look at the most elite and secretive espionage training program in the country.
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Written by one of its own graduates, Class 11: Inside the CIA's First Post-9/11 Spy Class is an insider's view of the first CIA training class after September 11, 2001 - a look at the most elite and secretive espionage training program in the country.

Like all Americans, T. J. Waters was stunned, angry, and grief stricken by the terrorist attacks of September 11. More than that, he wanted to take action to help prevent such an event from ever happening again. Waters was not alone. In the weeks following the attacks, the Central Intelligence Agency received over 150,000 résumés from people wanting to serve their nation as spies. More than 100 students were admitted to the CIA's Clandestine Service to become Class 11, the first training class after the terrorist event.

It was the largest and most diverse class in the agency's history. Joining Waters were a World Trade Center victim's fiancée, an NFL alumnus, a New York City comedian, a college athletics coach, a hostage negotiator, and a single mother. Class 11 is the real story of how this band of everyday Americans joined together to endure the challenge of a lifetime and serve their country. Waters takes readers behind the scenes as the trainees learn methods of subterfuge, master disguises, withstand interrogations, and cross into hostile territory without being detected.

Class 11 is a fascinating and moving portrait of an extraordinary group of Americans with the courage and resolve to make a difference in the war on terror.

©2006 T.J. Waters; (P)2006 Tantor Media, Inc.

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    Daniel Branchburg, NJ, USA 11-27-06
    Daniel Branchburg, NJ, USA 11-27-06
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    "Save Your Money"

    Fascinating topic, boring book; written for the average grammar school kid. If you expect anything more than the most general fluff, don't buy this book. I could have written this and I never worked for the CIA.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie West Roxbury, MA, United States 05-31-07
    Leslie West Roxbury, MA, United States 05-31-07 Member Since 2004

    Like mainly mystery and suspense with a bit of chick lit and non-fiction thrown in. Severe addiction going on 10 years to Audiobooks.

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    "Interesting story but..."

    The narrator was horrible! Interestingly enough, the author answers questions at the end of the audio book. He sounds like you would expect a CIA agent to sound. The narrator makes a true story sound like fiction.

    I found the story itself to be very interesting. I would have given it another star if the author had also been the narrator.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    "CIA (Can't Intelligently approve)"

    I was disappointed in this book. I expected to hear a lot about how the CIA works and some of their gadgets. But a lot of it was about weddings and parties.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Peri Stafford, VA, USA 11-26-07
    Peri Stafford, VA, USA 11-26-07
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    "So-so"

    I agree...this narrator is awful. It sounded like a children's book, and the attempts to change voices for the different characters came off childishly. The content of the book was rather superficial, and self-congratulatory...Mr. Water's got no problem thinking he's one of the country's "best and brightest".

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    Erick Richmond, VA, USA 01-14-10
    Erick Richmond, VA, USA 01-14-10
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    "OMG!!! A waste of time, money, and intelligence.."

    BEWARE: This author wrote this book for his himself. It offers nothing of substance (enjoyment for the reader), it is full of "I love this job, self-glorifications" and it lacks what achievements this 'best' class has had since its inception. It does NOT cover any of the mistakes the class has made or any mistakes at all! oh, there was one mistake he made, it had to do with a job description he attempted to pitch to another agent during training (are you kidding me).

    The author is totally clueless as to what people who read these type of books like to hear. We don't want to hear how great your class was, or how you learned to perform SDR's (surveillance), or how much you were upset at the terrorists. We want to hear about your achievements, your lessons learned and your observations on how to combat our new threat (radical extremists). After reading your book, I know you are the type of person to read these reviews. Do us a favor, don't write another book, until you have substance to offer!

    PS I am not even going to speak about the reader. The poor guy had to read this "I love me book", he must have gotten tired of it after the first 2 chapters.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    David massapequa, NY, USA 02-17-10
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    This was an excellent listen. Yes, melodramatic at times. But, overall I suspect accurate. Many other reviews mention that the author did not graduate from his course, however, the author states the exact opposite in his work, so who knows.

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