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Life Inside the Bubble Audiobook

Life Inside the Bubble: Why a Top-Ranked Secret Service Agent Walked Away from It All

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Publisher's Summary

He swore to take a bullet for the President and left it all behind to take a bullet for the American people. Why would a successful, twelve-year Secret Service agent resign his position in the prime of his career to run for political office against all the odds?

New York Times bestseller, Life Inside the Bubble is an intimate look at life inside the presidential "bubble," a haze of staffers, consultants, cronies, acolytes, bureaucrats and lobbyists that creates the "alternate reality" in which monumental policy decisions are made. And it is the story of a dedicated Secret Service professional who, after years inside the "bubble," walked away in favor of sounding a clarion call to the American people in defense of sane government and the U.S. Constitution.

Finally, why the Fast & Furious scandal, the bombings in Boston and the terrorist attacks in Benghazi are harbingers of what's to come without a bold change in direction.

Take the journey with Dan Bongino from the tough streets of New York City where he was raised, and later patrolled as a member of the NYPD, to the White House as a member of the elite Presidential Protective Division, through his ultimate decision to resign from the Secret Service - during the Obama Administration - in the prime of his career to run for the United States Senate against the feared Maryland Democratic machine. Follow his experiences inside the Washington, D.C., matrix and discover why a government filled with some incredibly dedicated people nevertheless continues to make such frequent and tragic mistakes.

©2013 Dan Bongino (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    Lisa B. 04-25-17
    Lisa B. 04-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Disappointing platform for author's beliefs"

    This book was a little bit about life inside the secret service and a lot about how the author thinks the government should be run.

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    Amazon Customer 04-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "boring"

    slow and opinionated even though I agree with him. Good behind the scene insight. More his biography

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    James 04-17-17
    James 04-17-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Book!"

    A brief look inside the inner workings of the SS and Government agencies within the White House!

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    Rjspeed690 02-22-17
    Rjspeed690 02-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Good book"

    This is a good book, and I'm guessing most people who found it and wanted to read it will be pleased with it. My only problem was the narration. Im picturing a hardened badass writing the book, but the narrator is certainly not. It's an older guy who doesn't emphasize keys moments in the book in a manner that I'm sure the writer would have wanted.

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    Bob 02-07-17
    Bob 02-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Slow start, great insite."

    Although interesting, his life story was not anything extraordinary so the first part of the book had a few moments of ok what's next. The rest of the book was great! His thoughts and insight of recent US events was very thought provoking and gave a different perspective, a perspective only someone who fully understands the government and its inner workings and security details could give. I loved his hold nothing back approach.

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    Kendall HOHENWALD, TN, United States 11-28-16
    Kendall HOHENWALD, TN, United States 11-28-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Don't bother"

    This is my first review of any books that I have purchased but I had to make a review of this book.
    The writer gave very little info entering the secret service and when he did he just said they don't like whiners or complainers. I was surprised that he even wrote a book saying he was in the secret service since he only did 12 years.
    I swear the only reason he named it secret service is that readers would think this was an interesting book. He only wanted to name it that so people would read about himself running for I believe senator.
    Don't waste your money on this.

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    Rob Kornegay 11-22-16
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    "Very Insightful"

    An inside look into Benghazi, the Boston Bombing, Fast & Furious, and the life of a Secret Service special agent on the President's detail.

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    Samuel 06-23-16
    Samuel 06-23-16
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    "Excellent."

    Thank you for your service! I look forward to your continued service in elected office, one day.

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    Alane M. Clark Las Vegas, Nevada USA 05-29-16
    Alane M. Clark Las Vegas, Nevada USA 05-29-16 Member Since 2009

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    "Inside story"

    Great insight on the surface workings of those who are close to the security of the First Family. Always good to hear first hand account rather than speculation.

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    N.k 02-10-15
    N.k 02-10-15
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    "Overall its a boring book"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If the story involved something that was not public knowledge, or some other way of differentiating the story .


    What could Dan Bongino have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The most annoying part was the work up to an event ( ... something that changed my life forever, ... etc..etc..) There are a number of situations Dan described in the book, he worked them up as if something earth shattering was coming next, only to continue on without any further explanation.

    See American Sniper for a good story telling style and a gripping story as an example.


    Any additional comments?

    My expectations were to gain an inside look, but everything in this book is out there in one way shape or form.
    Maybe it was the style of narration. Something didn`t click about this book.
    Maybe a little humor would have helped.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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