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Download Babylon by Bus: Or true story of two friends who gave up valuable franchise selling T-shirts to find meaning & adventure in Iraq where they became employed by the Occupation... Audiobook

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3.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 5 3.44 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ray LeMoine, Jeff Neumann, Donovan Webster Narrator: Jeremy Davidson Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2006 ISBN: 9781429508889
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This all-access, inside-out view of what the American occupation of Iraq really looks like on the ground is the story of two young Americans who went to Baghdad without any real plan and discovered they weren't the only ones. Underqualified but ingenious, Ray and Jeff found work with the Coalition Provisional Authority providing humanitarian aid to the Iraqi people amid an appalling atmosphere of corruption, incompetence, and horror. Gritty and irreverent, this is a wild ride inside the Red Zone and a strikingly original portrait of the real Iraq.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 7/27/2010

    " Amusing book showing the disaster that is the Iraq War from the perspective of two young dudes who thought, "why not", and went to Iraq. Even they were surprised at the disorganization and chaos they stepped into. Funny, quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marc | 7/26/2010

    " Super readable, and kind of eye opening, how seat-of-the-pants this 'aid' program was. I'm not a super political guy, but this book was enlightening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fuzzy | 4/8/2010

    " Great civilian account of Iraq in 2004. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 2/1/2010

    " Really loved the perspective of two guys, kind of like me, throwing themselves into the middle of this war situation we've created for ourselves. Loved the references to the globe's over done backpacker scenes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alisa | 4/20/2009

    " This was a great view of the Iraq conflict from average guys from Boston. They sometimes seem self-centered and druggies at times. But the book tells a story that is interesting, funny, heart-wrenching, and makes you want to cringe at times. I enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hillary | 4/13/2009

    " I tried. I really did. And I wanted to like it. But I couldn't get into it, and other people were on hold for it, so I let it go. I read about 60% of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 2/14/2009

    " Incredible memoir. Brutally real. An interesting and unique take on the CPA's attempt to rebuild Iraq. Not as political as I expected (Thank God). Just the facts as the writers saw them. A book about two, incredibly brave, fuck ups, who have no problem admitting the latter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawna | 2/14/2009

    " I found this book through This American Life. Two guys manage to get themselves to Iraq and try to do some good without any support what so ever. Some of their friends end up killed, and they nearly lose their minds as they try to make a difference in an increasingly chaotic war zone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 1/25/2009

    " Definitely not the most eloquent book I've ever read, but the two main characters are pretty colorful, and it was fascinating to get a bird's eye view from two regular guys about their time in Iraq as the situation devolved into civil war and past the point of no return. "

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About the Narrator

Jeremy Davidson played the role of Master Sergeant Chase Moran for five seasons in the television series Army Wives, and has guest-starred on numerous shows, including Brothers & SistersCold CaseWithout a Trace, and Boston Legal. He has appeared extensively onstage, including opposite John Goodman and Brenda Fricker in the Geffen Playhouse production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. An Earphones Award–winning narrator, he has also given voice to a number of bestselling audiobooks.