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  • See No Evil | Robert Baer

    See No Evil

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Robert Baer
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
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    In his explosive New York Times best seller, top CIA operative Robert Baer paints a chilling picture of how terrorism works on the inside and provides startling evidence of how Washington politics sabotaged the CIA's efforts to root out the world's deadliest terrorists, allowing for the rise of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda and the continued entrenchment of Saddam Hussein in Iraq.

    Ryan & Alexandra says: "Interesting perspective"
  • The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins | Robert B. Baer

    The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Robert B. Baer
    • Narrated By Keith Szarabajka
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    Assassination has been dramatized by literature and politicized by infamous murders throughout history, and for Robert Baer, one of the most accomplished agents to ever work for the CIA, it's a source of endless fascination, speculation, and intrigue. Over several decades, Baer served as an operative, from Iraq to New Delhi and beyond; notably, his career was the model for the acclaimed movie Syriana.

    Mike says: "Kill the King, Don't Slap Him"
  • The Company We Keep: A Husband-and-Wife True-Life Spy Story | Dayna Baer,Robert Baer

    The Company We Keep: A Husband-and-Wife True-Life Spy Story

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Dayna Baer, Robert Baer
    • Narrated By Robert Baer, Dayna Baer, Richard McGonagle
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    Robert Baer was known inside the CIA as perhaps the best operative working the Middle East. Dana was originally tasked for Agency background checks, but always wanted more. When Bob and Dayna met on a mission in Sarajevo, it wasn’t love at first sight. But there was something there, a spark. And as the danger escalated and their affection for each other grew, they realized it was time to leave “the Company,” to somehow rediscover the people they’d once been. As worldly as they both were, the couple didn’t realize at first that turning in their Agency ID cards would not be enough to put their covert past behind.

    Lynn says: "Secret Agent Man and Woman"
  • Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Its Soul for Saudi Crude | Robert Baer

    Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Its Soul for Saudi Crude

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Robert Baer
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
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    Baer goes behind the scenes to show how the U.S. willingly overlooked the corruption of the Saudi royal family, its financing of violent Islamic fundamentalist groups that spread hatred of the West throughout Saudi society, and its bribery of American officials. From a close-up with a corrupt Arab family to the inside scoop on how we helped fund the Taliban, Baer shows what's at stake in our pursuit of oil.

    B. Allen says: "The story behind the true US-Saudi relationship"
  • The Devil We Know: Dealing with the New Iranian Superpower | Robert Baer

    The Devil We Know: Dealing with the New Iranian Superpower

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Robert Baer
    • Narrated By Ted Barker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Over the past 30 years, while the United States has turned either a blind or dismissive eye, Iran has emerged as a nation every bit as capable of altering America's destiny as traditional superpowers Russia and China. Indeed, one of this book's central arguments is that, in some ways, Iran's grip on America's future is even tighter.

    Delano says: "Insider's Guide to Middle East Conspiracy Theory"
  • Blow the House Down | Robert Baer

    Blow the House Down

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Robert Baer
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Veteran CIA officer Max Waller has long been obsessed with the abduction and murder of his Agency mentor. Though years of digging yield the name of a suspect, an Iranian math genius turned terrorist, the trail seems too cold to justify further effort. Then Max turns up a photograph of the man standing alongside Osama bin Laden and a mysterious westerner whose face has been cut out, feeding Max's suspicion.

    Edward says: "What if..."
  • See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism | Robert Baer

    See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Robert Baer
    • Narrated By Robert Baer
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    After the terrorist attacks of September 11, Americans were left wondering how such a long-term, globally coordinated plot could have escaped detection by the CIA and taken the nation by surprise. Robert Baer was not surprised. A retired veteran of the CIA's Directorate of Operations, Baer saw firsthand how an increasingly bureaucratic CIA lost its way in the post-Cold War world and refused to adequately acknowledge and neutralize the growing threat of Islamic fundamentalist terror in the Middle East.

    amazonman says: "George Bush and Congress--Are You Listening?"
  • Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Its Soul for Saudi Crude | Robert Baer

    Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Its Soul for Saudi Crude

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Robert Baer
    • Narrated By Robert O'Keefe
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    Robert Baer reveals how our government's relationship with Saudi Arabia and America's dependence on Saudi oil make us vulnerable to economic disaster and put us at risk for further acts of terrorism. Our addiction to cheap oil and Saudi petrodollars caused us to turn a blind eye to the Al Sa'ud's culture of bribery, and its financial support of fundamentalist Islamic groups that have been directly linked to international acts of terror, including those against the United States.

    Kevin Christy says: "Ouch. The truth hurts."
  • Blow the House Down | Robert Baer

    Blow the House Down

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Robert Baer
    • Narrated By John Rubinstein
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    Veteran CIA officer Max Waller has long been obsessed with the abduction and murder of his Agency mentor. Though years of digging yield the name of a suspect, an Iranian math genius turned terrorist, the trail seems too cold to justify further effort. Then Max turns up a photograph of the man standing alongside Osama bin Laden and a mysterious westerner whose face has been cut out, feeding Max's suspicion.

    Mark says: "author should stick to nonfiction"
  • Eighty Is Not Enough: One Actor's Journey Through American Entertainment | Dick Van Patten,Robert Baer

    Eighty Is Not Enough: One Actor's Journey Through American Entertainment

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Dick Van Patten, Robert Baer
    • Narrated By Dick Van Patten
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    Narrating his riveting memoir, beloved actor Dick Van Patten reflects on his prolific career, vibrant life, and the people who shaped both. From growing up during the Great Depression when poverty and racially biased ideologies dominated America, to witnessing the advent of television and its subsequent influence on culture, Dick Van Patten's life is a rich record of change and progress in America and Hollywood.

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