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Obama's Wars | [Bob Woodward]

Obama's Wars

Working behind the scenes for 18 months, Bob Woodward has written the most intimate and sweeping portrait of President Obama making the critical decisions on the Afghanistan War, the secret war in Pakistan, and the worldwide fight against terrorism.
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Publisher's Summary

Working behind the scenes for 18 months, Bob Woodward has written the most intimate and sweeping portrait of President Obama making the critical decisions on the Afghanistan War, the secret war in Pakistan, and the worldwide fight against terrorism. Drawing on internal memos, classified documents, meeting notes, and hundreds of hours of interviews with most of the key players, including the president, Woodward offers an original, you-are-there account of Obama and his team in this time of turmoil and uncertainty.

©2010 Simon and Schuster Audio; ©2010 Bob Woodward

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    Russell 10-21-10
    Russell 10-21-10

    Like mysteries, not much in to SciFi, hate vampire books. Like most all years of history.

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    "A lot of details -- Too many in fact"

    Initially my interest was high as I learned the inner workings at the very pinnacle of government. Few surprises as cabinet heads and others fight for power and position. By the middle of the book the story had morphed into more and more of the same conversations at the never-ending meetings. Toward the end I was just wanting it to be over. Too much detail, not enough punch for me.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    "Obama's Wars"

    Absolutely just repeat after repeat of the same thing at a different place. After a while it is hard to know exactly what time they are speaking about because you have just finished listening to the same thing a few chapters back. I was most disappointed in this book but if you love detail after detail in similar circumstance- you will like this book. Good luck.

    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    George 10-08-12
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    "Excellent"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Obama's Wars to be better than the print version?

    Woodward delivers the goods, as always. Inciteful and informative without being partisan.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Obama's Wars?

    The discussion of the situation in Pakistan


    Which character – as performed by Boyd Gaines – was your favorite?

    Hillary Clinton


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The raid on OBL's compound


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Antony Auckland, New Zealand 04-22-12
    Antony Auckland, New Zealand 04-22-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Whiskey foxtrot tango"
    What made the experience of listening to Obama's Wars the most enjoyable?

    It's always intresting to peal back the layers and see the truth underneath. Woodward again has produced a very good work.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    General Patreus very much reminded me of General McCarther with all the grand standing. A man more interested in his public image than anything else


    What about Boyd Gaines’s performance did you like?

    The narrator gives a good sense of the people involved.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    How the US Military works against the President in its own interest


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bart 10-27-11
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    "Important Events. Who's in Charge?"

    While I found the subject interesting, the description was tedious. The meetings were endless (as I'm sure they needed to be) but someone needs to make a decision. And ultimately the decisions were made based on a combination of facts, hunches and politics. Makes me a little nervous. As for the production. This was the worst narration I've ever heard in an audio book. Whoever authorized the pace of reading aught to have to listen to it. Again. I put it on double speed and still had time to analyze the day between sentences.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    skinner 09-05-11
    skinner 09-05-11
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    "A worthwhile read"
    Would you listen to Obama's Wars again? Why?

    Obama's War tells a very interesting story of the relationship between the Obama Administration and US military leadership.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All of the characters are interesting, providing different points of view on escalation of the Afghanistan war.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    This books flaw is the narration. Its too over the top bordering on corny.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Forgotten War


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    Jacques Nnkone 07-01-11 Member Since 2010
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    A reviling look into how Obama's administration is handling the wars and the tensions that exist between the Military and the administration. Well written and well narrated!

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    Geoff Napier, New Zealand 06-10-11
    Geoff Napier, New Zealand 06-10-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Dull"

    A very average book. I thought it was repetitive and dull. Previous books are far better.

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    Vidoloff mary esther, FL, United States 03-27-11
    Vidoloff mary esther, FL, United States 03-27-11
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    "Obama: Not getting my vote in 2012"

    Wow. I bought this book because of the whole debate of Iraq and Afghanistan and wanted to see the "behind the scenes" aspects of how this debate was occuring w/ the major power players. What I realized after reading this book is that although our President is a strong leader, charismatic, and seems to assemble alot of smart people around him, he doesn't seem to have an ability to make a decision. He also does not seem to have an ability to understand the intricacies of Washington politics. The fact that he alienated nearly 90% of his senior advisers and cabinet in the first 18 months as president does not bode well for how the rest of this term in going to play out. I tell you what, I am for hope and change, I hope we change presidents in 2012.
    (On a non-substance input, I did not like the speaker/voice of the person reading the book, it sounded like somebody trying to do a bad Admiral Mullen impersonation for 10 hours).

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    Tim United States 11-17-10
    Tim United States 11-17-10

    Since discovering audible, my life is richer. I live in a small rural KS community, with higher than average IQ which can be a bad combo at times. Audible allows me to be myself.

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    "disappointment"

    Not in the book so much but the President himself, the lack of command was shocking

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful

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