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Capt Dan

Manchester, NH USA
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  • The Complete Infidel's Guide to ISIS

  • By: Robert Spencer
  • Narrated by: David M. Jackson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

ISIS rocketed onto the world stage seemingly out of nowhere, beheading American hostages, bulldozing international borders, routing the American-trained Iraqi Army, and carving out a new state that rules eight million people and a territory larger than the United Kingdom. But who are they? Where did ISIS come from, and how did they rise to power in so little time? What is driving them - and how can they be stopped?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Politically correct westerns must read

  • By Rob on 12-03-15

Must read to understand current situation

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-24-16

Robert Spencer's books are an unbiased view of the ideological and existential threats we face today. A must read for anyone who wants to know why this threat is central to our very existence

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Red Sparrow

  • A Novel
  • By: Jason Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,084
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,056

Drafted against her will to become a "Sparrow" - a trained seductress in the service, Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a first-tour CIA officer who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers, trained in their respective spy schools, collide in a charged atmosphere of tradecraft, deception, and inevitably, a forbidden spiral of carnal attraction that threatens their careers and the security of America's valuable mole in Moscow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sexy Saucy Spies

  • By Mel on 06-13-13

A real winner. Edge of your seat adventure

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-13

Where does Red Sparrow rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is right up there with LeCarre and others, gripping, and authentic. Written by an ex-cia operative, it takes place in the current post KGB era with characters like President Putin of Russia.

No doubt, particularly based on the way it ended, that there will be subsequent installments. The characters are likable and the plot is believable.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful