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  • Left of Boom

  • How a Young CIA Case Officer Penetrated the Taliban and Al-Qaeda
  • By: Douglas Laux, Ralph Pezzullo
  • Narrated by: Mike Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 987
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 909
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 912

On September 11, 2001, Doug Laux was a freshman in college, on the path to becoming a doctor. But with the fall of the Twin Towers came a turning point in his life. After graduating, he joined the Central Intelligence Agency, determined to get himself to Afghanistan and into the center of the action. Through persistence and hard work, he was fast-tracked to a clandestine operations position overseas. Dropped into a remote region of Afghanistan, he received his baptism by fire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Frustratingly [REDACTED]

  • By Csaba Turkosi on 12-29-16

Too much redacted material

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

Reviewed: 07-22-16

While Doug's story was fascinating the redaction portion of it really took away from someone my age being able to follow the events from page to page .
Should be re- recorded.

  • Trident

  • The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader
  • By: Jason Redman, John Bruning
  • Narrated by: Erik Bergmann
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 990
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 885
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 890

Decorated Navy SEAL Lieutenant Jason Redman served his country courageously and with distinction in Colombia, Peru, Afghanistan, and Iraq, where he commanded mobility and assault forces. But his journey was not without its supreme challenges. He was critically wounded in 2007 when he was struck by machine-gun fire at point blank range. During his intense recovery period, Redman posted a sign on his door, warning all who entered not to "feel sorry for [his] wounds."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The honesty is overwhelming.

  • By Paul on 11-23-13

If you're a veteran, get ready to cry.

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

Reviewed: 05-22-14

What did you love best about Trident?

One of the best first person accounts of the real deal. Every good as "Battle Ready" but so different.GOD bless our men and women in uniform.

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