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3.18 out of 53.18 out of 53.18 out of 53.18 out of 53.18 out of 5 3.18 (17 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: T.J. Waters Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2006 ISBN:
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Written by one of its own graduates, Class 11: Inside the CIA's First Post-9/11 Spy Class is an insider's view of the first CIA training class after September 11, 2001 - a look at the most elite and secretive espionage training program in the country.

Like all Americans, T. J. Waters was stunned, angry, and grief stricken by the terrorist attacks of September 11. More than that, he wanted to take action to help prevent such an event from ever happening again. Waters was not alone. In the weeks following the attacks, the Central Intelligence Agency received over 150,000 résumés from people wanting to serve their nation as spies. More than 100 students were admitted to the CIA's Clandestine Service to become Class 11, the first training class after the terrorist event.

It was the largest and most diverse class in the agency's history. Joining Waters were a World Trade Center victim's fiancée, an NFL alumnus, a New York City comedian, a college athletics coach, a hostage negotiator, and a single mother. Class 11 is the real story of how this band of everyday Americans joined together to endure the challenge of a lifetime and serve their country. Waters takes readers behind the scenes as the trainees learn methods of subterfuge, master disguises, withstand interrogations, and cross into hostile territory without being detected.

Class 11 is a fascinating and moving portrait of an extraordinary group of Americans with the courage and resolve to make a difference in the war on terror.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 2/18/2014

    " Brief , not very in depth but a good intro to what the CIA does or doesn't do. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kate T. Bug | 1/20/2014

    " This book was a complete waste of time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 12/21/2013

    " Great behind-the-scenes spy school stories. Especially intersting since this was the first class of spies to study at the CIA after 9/11. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendal | 9/30/2013

    " I'm in between three and four stars. I enjoyed reading this, and found it entertaining and informative. It was nice to get an idea of what's fact or fiction in the ever glamorized spy world. I have no doubt, however, that this was heavily edited; it's the CIA, who would expect anything less. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chelsea | 8/27/2013

    " The author was so cocky that I had to dislike it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 8/8/2013

    " I lied I didn't read this book, I listened to it...But I couldn't see for a week and this got me through 10 hours of it. It's actually provides a few good laughs, and an interesting perspective into people and places that don't really exsist. ;) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eli | 2/12/2013

    " Written in a near insufferable "Scholastic News' diction with a thudding, banal earnestness, but offers more details of CIA training than any other book out there. Amazing that this was ever published... very informative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 11/15/2012

    " This was pretty cool and interesting but pretty terribly written. It also was kind of disappointing because there's no big climax at the end. He just sort of finishes the training and that's it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 12/16/2011

    " Interesting CIA training stuff. Got tired of the whining and quit before finishing it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 8/28/2011

    " It was interesting even if is was superficial. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 6/24/2011

    " Quick/Fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie Schrall | 12/16/2009

    " Great book with amazing insight into the Agency's training program. I highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in these types of books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 alicecullen101 | 8/19/2009

    " Overall, this was a pretty good book. You had to have a good memory, because there were references in the beginning of the book that because they were repeated throughout the story. I learned a lot from this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candace Baldwin | 1/28/2009

    " I enjoyed this even as a person that doesn't necessarily support the idea of war. Interesting glimpse into the CIA world, have a higer appreciation now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shaun | 9/6/2008

    " An interesting read, but not super because they don't give many details about the training or potential missions. I'm sure it's because of national security that they don't give more detailed information, but I was hoping for more. It was a good read, just not great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cjgriffith | 5/25/2008

    " I thought the book was decent. However, it was not totally immersible to where you do not realize your even reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al Swanson | 2/19/2008

    " Decent, but that's about it. If you're expecting any real spy training stuff here, you're gonna be disappointed. A little too much patting his own back, a little light on real story. "

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