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    • Black Hawk Down

    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,084
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,913
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,914

    Ninety-nine elite American soldiers are trapped in the middle of a hostile city. As night falls, they are surrounded by thousands of enemy gunmen. Their wounded are bleeding to death. Their ammunition and supplies are dwindling. This is the story of how they got there - and how they fought their way out. Black Hawk Down drops you into a crowded marketplace in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia with the U.S. Special Forces and puts you in the middle of the most intense firelight American soldiers have fought since the Vietnam war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic Of Military Writing...

    • By Joshua on 11-06-16

    Regular price: $28.34

    • Hue 1968

    • A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,096
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012

    By January 1968, despite an influx of half a million American troops, the fighting in Vietnam seemed to be at a stalemate. Yet General William Westmoreland, commander of American forces, announced a new phase of the war in which "the end begins to come into view". The North Vietnamese had different ideas. In mid-1967, the leadership in Hanoi had started planning an offensive intended to win the war in a single stroke.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I KNEW This Book Would Sting Me . . . .

    • By Bee Keeper on 07-28-17
    • A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 07-11-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,096 ratings

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Killing Pablo

    • The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Mark Bowden
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 970
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 580
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 579

    Killing Pablo is the inside story of the brutal rise and violent fall of Colombian cocaine cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar. Also from Bowden: the best selling Black Hawk Down.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Relevant Accessible History

    • By Bob on 03-25-03

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Guests of the Ayatollah

    • The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Mark Bowden
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    The Iran hostage crisis was a watershed moment in American history. It was America's first showdown with Islamic fundamentalism, a confrontation at the forefront of American policy to this day. It was also a powerful dramatic story that captivated the American people, launched yellow-ribbon campaigns, made celebrities of the hostage's families, and crippled the reelection campaign of President Jimmy Carter.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Iran hostage crisis gets a good treatment

    • By Scott on 11-15-13

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Once There Was a War

    • By: John Steinbeck, Mark Bowden (editor)
    • Narrated by: Lloyd James
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    In 1943 John Steinbeck was on assignment for The New York Herald Tribune, writing from Italy and North Africa, and from England in the midst of the London blitz. In his dispatches he focuses on the human-scale effect of the war, portraying everyone from the guys in a bomber crew to Bob Hope on his USO tour and even fighting alongside soldiers behind enemy lines. Taken together, these writings create an indelible portrait of life in wartime.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The greatest war story(ies) ever told

    • By Robert Achenbach on 07-16-15

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Worm

    • The First Digital World War
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 859
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 755
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 757

    Worm: The First Digital World War tells the story of the Conficker worm, a potentially devastating piece of malware that has baffled experts and infected more than twelve million computers worldwide. When Conficker was unleashed in November 2008, cybersecurity experts did not know what to make of it. Exploiting security flaws in Microsoft Windows, it grew at an astonishingly rapid rate, infecting millions of computers around the world within weeks.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging and Informative

    • By Lynn on 11-04-11
    • The First Digital World War
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Release date: 10-11-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 859 ratings

    Regular price: $18.86

    • The Finish

    • The Killing of Osama bin Laden
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 351
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 297
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 298

    From Mark Bowden, internationally best-selling and acclaimed author of Black Hawk Down and the preeminent chronicler of the actions of our military and special forces writing today, comes an intensely gripping account of the hunt for and elimination of Osama bin Laden. With unprecedented access to key sources and his great gift for storytelling, Bowden takes us inside the rooms where decisions were made and on the ground where the action unfolded.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not the best

    • By Donald on 06-07-16
    • The Killing of Osama bin Laden
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 10-16-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 351 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Doctor Dealer

    • The Rise and Fall of an All-American Boy and His Multimillion-Dollar Cocaine Empire
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
    • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    Doctor Dealer is the story of Larry Lavin, a bright, charismatic young man who rose from his working-class upbringing to win a scholarship to a prestigious boarding school, earn Ivy League college and dental degrees, and buy his family a house in one of Philadelphia's most exclusive suburbs. But behind the facade of his success was a dark secret - at every step of the way he was building the foundation for a cocaine empire that would grow to generate over $60 million in annual sales.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome writing - horrible narrating

    • By farmhouselady on 08-11-15
    • The Rise and Fall of an All-American Boy and His Multimillion-Dollar Cocaine Empire
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
    • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 12-30-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 106 ratings

    Regular price: $29.08

    • The Best Game Ever

    • Colts vs. Giants, 1958, and the Birth of the Modern NFL
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    On December 28, 1958, the New York Giants and Baltimore Colts met under the lights of Yankee Stadium for that season's NFL Championship game. Football was still greatly over-shadowed by the country's favored pastime - baseball - but the 1958 championship proved to be the turning point for pro football.

    On the field and roaming the sidelines were 17 future Hall of Famers, including Colts stars Johnny Unitas, Raymond Berry, and Gino Marchetti, and Giants greats Frank Gifford, Sam Huff, and assistant coaches Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry.

    The Best Game Ever is a brilliant portrait of how a single game changed the history of American sports.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Find

    • By Kathy on 08-10-08

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Tame the Primitive Brain

    • 28 Ways in 28 Days to Manage the Most Impulsive Behaviors at Work
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    When you tame your most impulsive, primitive reactions to the crazy situations you face every day, you'll help others do the same. Tame the Primitive Brain offers a new and simple system to understanding and controlling the behavior of others. Noted body language, behavior, and communication expert Mark Bowden explains the fastest and most effective ways to understand why someone acts toward you the way they do; why you react to their behavior in the way you do; and most important, what exactly to do to achieve the right outcomes.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A little old

    • By Em on 12-19-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Black Hawk Down

    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Joe Morton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    Ninety-nine elite American soldiers are trapped in the middle of a hostile city. As night falls, they are surrounded by thousands of enemy gunmen. Black Hawk Down drops you into a crowded marketplace in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia with the U.S. Special Forces - and puts you in the middle of the most intense firefight American soldiers have fought since the Vietnam War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incomparable - The Best Modern War Story Available

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-29-03

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Killing Pablo: Die Jagd auf Pablo Escobar, Kolumbiens Drogenbaron

    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Josef Vossenkuhl
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    1989 war Pablo Escobar vierzig Jahre alt. Er war einer der reichsten Männer der Welt und vielleicht ihr infamster Verbrecher. Das von ihm beherrschte Medellín-Kartell lieferte 50 Prozent des in den USA konsumierten Kokains, und die Drogenmilliarden machten Escobar zum mächtigsten Mann Kolumbiens. Doch seine maßlose Gewalt wurde ihm zum Verhängnis. Um der drohenden Auslieferung an die USA zu entgehen, erklärte Pablo dem kolumbianischen Staat den Krieg.

    Regular price: $18.45

    • The Three Battles of Wanat and Other True Stories

    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 32

    Including pieces from The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and The Philadelphia Inquirer, this collection is Bowden at his best. The titular article, "The Three Battles of Wanat", tells the story of one of the bloodiest days in the war in Afghanistan and the extraordinary years-long fallout it generated within the United States military. In "The Killing Machines", Bowden examines the strategic, legal, and moral issues surrounding armed drones.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Waste of money

    • By Edward A Wittern on 04-13-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Finders Keepers

    • The Story of a Man Who Found $1 Million
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Mark Bowden
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Finders Keepers is the remarkable true tale of an ordinary man faced with an extraordinary dilemma - what do you do when you find $1.2 million in unmarked bills? - and the fascinating reactions - from complicity to concern to betrayal - of the friends, family, and neighbors to whom he turns. From Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Ummm, a little detail

    • By Agnes on 10-01-08

    Regular price: $19.93