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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7,186 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marion Pauw Narrator: Barbara Tiggeler Publisher: First Monkey Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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At first sight, Jill's life looks like a dream. Her boyfriend Simon, a lawyer, is appointed to Aruba by the prestigious firm Ubbink, Kauffman & Tobey, and they live in a beautiful apartment on the water. Still, things are not alright with Jill. Her relationship is about to burst, and she feels lost on the island, where everyone is friendly, but nobody really knows her.

A diving course offers some distraction. But when she finds out that her instructor, Edsel, knows more about the disappearance of the American tourist Christine Bird than he should, and has even done time due to alleged involvement in murder, dark clouds gather for Jill. When she surfaces one day after a drift-dive under the guidance of Edsel, his boat is gone. The only thing she sees is water.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joel Fry | 2/9/2014

    " This book is brilliant in its simplicity and honesty. Rachel Maddow lays out the facts about our recent military history, with just the right touches of sarcasm and humor. She is fair and impartial, brutally honest in her expositions and critiques of both Republican and Democratic administrations. In particular, I found massive respect for the straightforward and wise recommendations she makes in her epilogue. They are achievable steps toward a more sustainable and honest national attitude toward defense and war-making. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tim Floyd | 2/7/2014

    " I'm actually quite indifferent toward the author, but I really enjoyed the way she approached this subject. The premise of the book "Drift" is that for years the American military power has been an ebb & flow of numbers. Based on the idea of some key founding father's views of "Never to keep an unnecessary soldier" and "keeping the powers of war OUT of the hands of a single Executive." Both of which, the author says, have been repeatedly violated since the end of WWII. Our Military has grown exponentially, to the point that, yes we are the strongest and most powerful military on the planet, but we are also spending as much on national defense than every other country in the world combined. Yet less than 1% of the adult population has been called upon to "strap on their boots." What this means is, Americans don't own our wars. Not like they used to. It also means that 1% takes up the slack and as a result we see statistics like "in the past decade, the USA Army lost more soldiers to suicide than to enemy fire in Afghanistan." And it has become difficult to "distinguish between regular and reserve forces" because of how often Guardsmen and reservists have been called up to duty. The major portion of this book is dedicated to US military history, telling stories about US conflicts in the context of support for Maddow's position. I have to say, she makes a really convincing argument. In the last portion of the book she proposes eight guidelines to get our countries finances and national pride back on track. I think any reader, from any political party will find this book both informative and inspiring to our Nations ethos. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kris | 2/2/2014

    " Great research. I verified many of her stories through other sources because some of it seemed incredulous. Lesson validated: Never take politicians at their face value, there's always the "rest of the story". Sad, but true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Babette | 2/1/2014

    " I don't typically gravitate toward books about politics, but I purchased a copy of Drift for myself at a book signing when I was also buying it as a gift. I am very glad I read this book. Not only is it a thought-provoking and informative examination of the United States' increasing focus on military might over the last sixty years, Maddow's elegantly sarcastic style makes this an entertaining and hilarious read. (My new favorite word is "chickenshittery.") Do you have to be a liberal to love Drift? It probably helps. But those who would be unlikely to add a book about the American military to their queues are likely to be surprised at how fresh and readable this material is. "

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