• Charlie Wilson's War

  • The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History
  • By: George Crile
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (81 ratings)

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Charlie Wilson's War

By: George Crile
Narrated by: Christopher Lane
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Publisher's Summary

This New York Times best-seller delivers the untold story behind the last battle of the Cold War, the rise of militant Islam, and how a colorful congressman from Texas conspired with a rogue CIA operative to launch the most successful covert operation in CIA history.
©2003 George Crile (P)2005 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Categories: History

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Great Read

This book is funny, sad, exciting and predictable. The usual suspects i.e. the CIA and big brother conspired to win a war and then lose the peace (sound familiar?. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the mid-east.

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Bliss, I was so sorry it ended

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It is well written, exciting and the narator is excellent

What was one of the most memorable moments of Charlie Wilson's War?

I loved every second of it

What does Christopher Lane bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Yes, a thousand times yes. I want more books with him as narator

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Neither, just made me proud to be an American

Any additional comments?

Shortes 12 hours in my literary life

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Charlie Wilson's Movie?

They should have made a movie about this book. Oh wait they did or did not. This book makes sense of what happened. It was a great read/listen. The story has considerable depth, which does not translate into the movie. If you hated the movie or at least thought it shallow, you will love the book/listen.

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