We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Summary: Richard Engel's And Then All Hell Broke Loose Audiobook

Summary: Richard Engel's And Then All Hell Broke Loose

Regular Price:$3.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

This is a summary of Richard Engel's And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East.

Based on two decades of reporting, NBC's chief foreign correspondent's riveting story of the Middle East revolutions, the Arab Spring, war, and terrorism seen up close - sometimes dangerously so.

When he was just 23, a recent graduate of Stanford University, Richard Engel set off to Cairo with $2,000 and dreams of being a reporter. Shortly thereafter he was working freelance for Arab news sources and got a call that a busload of Italian tourists were massacred at a Cairo museum. This was his first view of the carnage the years would pile on. Over two decades Engel has been under fire, blown out of hotel beds, taken hostage. He has watched Mubarak and Morsi in Egypt arrested and condemned, reported from Jerusalem, been through the Lebanese war, covered shooting matches in Iraq, interviewed Libyan rebels who toppled Gaddafi, reported from Syria as al Qaeda stepped in, and was kidnapped in the Syrian crosscurrents of fighting. He went into Afghanistan with the Taliban and to Iraq with ISIS.

In the pause-resisting And Then All Hell Broke Loose, he shares his adventurous tale. Engel takes chances, though not reckless ones, and keeps a level head and a sense of humor as well as a grasp of history in the making. Reporting as NBC's chief foreign correspondent, he reveals his unparalleled access to the major figures, the gritty soldiers, and the helpless victims in the Middle East during this watershed time. We can experience the unforgettable suffering and despair of the local populations. Engel's vivid descriptions are intimate and personal. Importantly, it is a succinct and authoritative account of the ever-changing currents in that dangerous land.

This summary is aimed at those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the current time to listen to the whole book.

©2016 Ant Hive Media (P)2016 Ant Hive Media

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

1.7 (7 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (5)
Overall
1.4 (7 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (5)
Story
1.3 (7 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (5)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Clay Primrose 07-08-16 Member Since 2001
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Lousy--don't waste your time or money."

    Almost false advertising--I should have read the fine print. Audible should get the actual Richard Engel book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    David A. Kelso New York, NY, US 08-28-16
    David A. Kelso New York, NY, US 08-28-16 Member Since 2003

    Uncle Dave

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not worth the $$"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    More in depth summary material


    What could Ant Hive Media have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Better and more thoughtful analysis and summary of the book's contents..less filler & redundancy


    How could the performance have been better?

    see above


    Any additional comments?

    24m = 5 minutes of actual meat
    Not worth the money

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.