Mark Bowden
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Mark Bowden

Mark Bowden is the bestselling author of Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War, as well as The Best Game Ever, Bringing the Heat, Killing Pablo, and Guests of the Ayatollah. He reported at The Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty years and now writes for Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, and other magazines. He lives in Oxford, Pennsylvania.

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    • Black Hawk Down

    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,263
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,077
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,078

    Ninety-nine elite American soldiers are trapped in the middle of a hostile city. As night falls, they are surrounded by thousands of enemy gunmen....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic Of Military Writing...

    • By Joshua on 11-06-16

    Regular price: $28.34

    • Hue 1968

    • A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,152

    Huế 1968 is the story of the centerpiece of the Tet Offensive and a turning point in the American War in Vietnam....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Beware of men w/ theories that explain everything.

    • By Darwin8u on 05-09-18
    • A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 07-11-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,246 ratings

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Killing Pablo

    • The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Mark Bowden
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 998
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 603
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 602

    On July 22, 1992, Colombian druglord Pablo Escobar walked out of the luxurious prison he built for himself and disappeared into the Colombian jungle...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Relevant Accessible History

    • By Bob on 03-25-03
    • The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Mark Bowden
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 05-02-01
    • 4 out of 5 stars 998 ratings

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Worm

    • The First Digital World War
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 873
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 767
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 769

    Worm: The First Digital World War tells the story of the Conficker worm, a potentially devastating piece of malware that has baffled experts and infected more than twelve million computers worldwide....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging and Informative

    • By Lynn on 11-04-11
    • The First Digital World War
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Release date: 10-11-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 873 ratings

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Doctor Dealer

    • The Rise and Fall of an All-American Boy and His Multimillion-Dollar Cocaine Empire
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
    • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    Doctor Dealer is the story of Larry Lavin, a bright, charismatic young man who rose from his working-class upbringing to success... but with a dark secret....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome writing - horrible narrating

    • By farmhouselady on 08-11-15
    • The Rise and Fall of an All-American Boy and His Multimillion-Dollar Cocaine Empire
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
    • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 12-30-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 113 ratings

    Regular price: $29.08

    • The Three Battles of Wanat and Other True Stories

    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 35

    The Three Battles of Wanat and Other True Stories features the best of Bowden's long-form pieces on war as well as notable profiles, sports reporting, and essays on culture....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Waste of money

    • By Edward A Wittern on 04-13-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Finish

    • The Killing of Osama bin Laden
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 358
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 303
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 304

    An intensely gripping account of the hunt for and elimination of Osama bin Laden....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not the best

    • By Donald on 06-07-16
    • The Killing of Osama bin Laden
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 10-16-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 358 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Guests of the Ayatollah

    • The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Mark Bowden
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    The Iran hostage crisis was a watershed moment in American history....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Iran hostage crisis gets a good treatment

    • By Scott on 11-15-13

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Best Game Ever

    • Colts vs. Giants, 1958, and the Birth of the Modern NFL
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    On December 28, 1958, the New York Giants and Baltimore Colts met under the lights of Yankee Stadium for that season's NFL Championship game....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Find

    • By Kathy on 08-10-08

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Finders Keepers

    • The Story of a Man Who Found $1 Million
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Mark Bowden
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Who hasn't dreamed of finding a million dollars?...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Ummm, a little detail

    • By Agnes on 10-01-08

    Regular price: $19.93

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