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  • Surprise, Kill, Vanish

  • The Secret History of CIA Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and Assassins
  • By: Annie Jacobsen
  • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
  • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 825
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 823

From Pulitzer Prize finalist Annie Jacobsen, the untold story of the CIA's secret paramilitary units.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of facts, offset by too much fiction

  • By Steve M on 05-24-19

Good material, too many typos and too much opinion

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-19

There is a lot of good material in this book, however there are a noticeable amount of typos and opinion as well. It falls into the category of historical non-fiction and reads like a spy thriller. After finishing it I am left doubting several of the authors points and would not use this book as a reference in any scholarly work.
That said, there are some real interesting stories reiterated in this book.

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