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  • The Age of Obama

  • By: Charles Krauthammer
  • Narrated by: Charles Krauthammer
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 52

In these five new essays, Krauthammer offers a critique of the Obama administration: its failed and ambivalent foreign policy, the lawlessness of its rule by executive order, and an air of detachment that has turned this into "an observer presidency".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional

  • By barbara on 07-16-15

Exceptional

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-16-15

Krauthammer again triumphs. His logical, articulate analysis clarifies the issues and rationally identifies the legal conflicts.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Good Spy

  • The Life and Death of Robert Ames
  • By: Kai Bird
  • Narrated by: René Ruiz
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 245

The Good Spy is Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird’s compelling portrait of the remarkable life and death of one of the most important operatives in CIA history - a man who, had he lived, might have helped heal the rift between Arabs and the West. On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded outside the American Embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people. The attack was a geopolitical turning point. It marked the beginning of Hezbollah as a political force, but even more important, it eliminated America’s most influential and effective intelligence officer in the Middle East - CIA operative Robert Ames.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Biased but interesting

  • By Peggy on 05-09-18

Well-researched, balanced, insightful

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-15

Bird presented a balanced biography of a dedicated man and complex global reality. Chronology of altruism and quest for authentic peace amid entrenched ideology.

  • The Triple Agent

  • The al-Qaeda Mole who Infiltrated the CIA
  • By: Joby Warrick
  • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528

In December 2009, a group of the CIA’s top terrorist hunters gathered at a secret base in Khost, Afghanistan, to greet a rising superspy: Humam Khalil al-Balawi, a Jordanian double-agent who infiltrated the upper ranks of al-Qaeda. For months, he had sent shocking revelations from inside the terrorist network and now promised to help the CIA assassinate Osama bin Laden’s top deputy. Instead, as he stepped from his car, he detonated a 30-pound bomb strapped to his chest, instantly killing seven CIA operatives....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great modern history story

  • By Melissa on 08-11-11

Outstanding writing and narration. Insightful.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-15

Surprisingly entertaining with strong research. Outstanding narration of this tragic time.
Warrick is accomplished storyteller.
Weaves the complex into understanding.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful