Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America Audiobook, by Yossef Bodansky Play Audiobook Sample

Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America Audiobook

Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America Audiobook, by Yossef Bodansky Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Wanda McCaddon Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 14.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 10.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: January 2007 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781483074924

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Longest Chapter Length:

132:12 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

08:58 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

86:17 minutes

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Publisher Description

Who is Osama bin Laden—the only terrorist leader ever to have declared a holy war? What drives him and his followers to hate the Western civilization that has armed them? Bin Laden’s name has been linked to a number of incidents that have cost Americans their lives, most conspicuously, the catastrophic assaults on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

In this comprehensive account of the rise of bin Laden, world-renowned terrorism expert Yossef Bodansky uncovers the events in bin Laden’s life that turned a once-promising engineering student into a cold-blooded leader of radical Islam. It is a chilling story that is as current as today’s headlines and as ancient as the Crusades, a story that transcends bin Laden and any other single man.

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“If ever there was a timely, necessary book, this is it…Narrator Nadia May keeps the story moving through its forest of ideas using a straight reportorial tone along with effective pauses for meaning…her pacing and timing are excellent…May is especially good pronouncing the difficult Arabic and Islamic names, making it easier for us to follow the cast of characters.”

— AudioFile 


  • “Americans need to know about Osama bin Laden, and the best place to find out is in this trenchant study of the man. A brilliant work.”

    — Fred Barnes, executive editor, Weekly Standard
  • “This fascinating account of Osama bin Laden’s war against America illustrates the murky world of Islamic extremism and state-sponsored terrorism.”

    — Jeanne J. Kirkpatrick, Leavey Professor, Georgetown University
  • “May, the consummate professional, provides a flawless reading.”

    — Booklist
  • “Extremely well informed and thoroughly detailed…Fascinating—and chilling.”

    —, editorial review


  • A Audie Award FinalistAudie Award Finalist
  • A New York Times bestseller

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About Yossef Bodansky

Yossef Bodansky is the director of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare. He is a former senior consultant for the US Departments of Defense and State. The author of nine books, including the number-one New York Times bestseller, Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America, he divides his time between the Middle East and the Washington, DC, area.

About Wanda McCaddon

Wanda McCaddon (a.k.a. Nadia May or Donada Peters) has narrated well over six hundred titles for major audiobook publishers, has earned numerous Earphones Awards, and was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine.