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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: July 2009 ISBN:
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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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 1/19/2014

    " Ronald Reagan has enjoyed much recent popularity, but Maddow's Drift reminded me of just how scary his presidency was. Each week Reagan would rattling his sabers, intent on scaring up voter's support (literally) and protecting his defense budget. Impotent Kim Jong-un could learn a few things from the Gipper. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rod White | 1/16/2014

    " Must reading for peacemakers. We need the facts. What you suspected is true and Rachel Maddow adds the facts to back up your intuition in a chatty, straightforward way. The secret, privatized, un accountable, incredibly wasteful, perpetual war machine that gets a pass from the whole country instead of being scrutinized may have eaten the heart out of the nation (an even the church) irreparably. Maddow is more optimistic about her findings than I am. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan Mccloskey | 1/10/2014

    " Excellent -- though depressing -- book. Would recommend to anyone to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben Olsen | 12/9/2013

    " Just finished this fantastic book. Pleeeease give it a read. It presents a much needed todo list for managing our bloated and aging military industrial complex, including the management of our nuclear warhead facilities. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah Markus | 10/13/2013

    " I ended up listening to the audio version of this book -- it's read by Maddow herself! What a treat. Wish I could think of something more original to say about her writing than "brilliant" and "thought-provoking." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Diamond | 10/8/2013

    " I was prepared not to like this because I don't love Maddow but it was a compelling read and well-researched. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 7/6/2013

    " I would have given the book five stars, but Maddow basically skipped/glossed over the Bush # 2 years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri Bell | 2/4/2012

    " Very eye opening read,raises issues that deserve attention.Highly recommend it. It is very well written and well researched. The topic of our military growth, the privatization of the military and the danger of one person in control of our military is too important to ignore. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 1/31/2012

    " ok, some interesting info but felt like a liberal rant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Esther | 1/8/2012

    " excellent audio book, and read by Rachel "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tricia | 11/13/2011

    " Amazing as always. Love this woman. Even saw her talk about it during her second book tour. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/13/2011

    " Amazing. I love the way she connects the dots. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerrie Mccarthy | 9/5/2010

    " 3.5, a lot of great facts, but she definitely left the best stuff for the last 3 pages. Wanted more time spent on how to change the way the military budget has ballooned well past efficiency. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linjea | 7/8/2009

    " Lekker om in een dag uit te lezen. Nog niet eens zo slecht geschreven "

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About the Author
Author Marion Pauw

Marion Pauw is a thriller writer living in Amsterdam. Girl in the Dark won the Golden Noose Award in the Netherlands under the title Daglicht, and has sold more than 200,000 copies in Europe. Girl in the Dark is her American debut.