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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (128 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Weisman Narrator: Nick Sullivan Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9780062121899
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“Weisman is perhaps wired more tightly into the reclusive special operations community than any other writer, and his knowledge of weaponry and field techniques is staggering.”
Washington Times

“A pro who knows his stuff.”
—Oliver North

John Weisman, whose expertise in the field of covert military operations is unsurpassed, delivers a stunning fictional account of the most extraordinary mission of the century: the hunting down and assassination of Osama Bin Laden, the most reviled killer of the twenty-first century, by US Navy SEALs. With KBL: Kill Bin Laden the critically acclaimed author of SOAR and Jack in the Box goes behind the headlines, carrying readers along on a breakneck, breathtakingly realistic chase—from planning to training to execution—as the evil mastermind behind the horror of 9/11 is finally brought to justice.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “We will probably never get the full, true account of how Osama bin Laden was found and killed in Pakistan. Mr. Weisman’s novelization of the mission is the next best thing.” 

    New York Times

  • “Weisman’s research is excellent, and he clearly has expert sources. He’s adept at explaining the complex structure of the special operations units…As a former MI6 agent who’s used to reading inaccuracies in thrillers, I was delighted to note that every chapter here feels right.” 

    Washington Post

  • “A good and informative read.” 

    Washington Times

  • “KBL: Kill Bin Laden won’t be closed until you finish it.” 

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kevyn | 2/12/2014

    " Too many acrynoyms! Got bored "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 1/11/2014

    " well-written and interesting; not hard to tell who's who "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nate Hendrix | 12/17/2013

    " A fictionalized account of the operation to kill Osama Bin Laden. Very cool lots of action. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cade | 10/20/2013

    " Quick, fast paced read. It's a fictionalized account of the DEVGRU raid to kill UBL. There are quite a few recognizable historical events in the book (the Raymond Davis incident, for example) that make it more enjoyable if you're one who follows the news. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gábor | 10/13/2013

    " Read this semi fictional account on how much (human and monetary) effort is being spent to eliminate HVTs (high value targets) and how busy politicians are with covering their behind, instead of guiding and helping to achieve goals. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nate | 10/13/2013

    " Weisman writes a compelling tale that is interesting and engaging with some good characters. It is interesting to see how he weaves actual events into the narative of the book and how he depicts the search for and ultimately the mission to kill Usama Bin Laden. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rex Fuller | 10/6/2013

    " First rate. I enjoy the writing and the detailed knowledge. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Agatha | 2/16/2013

    " This is a guy's book for fans of Tom Clancy who want details of military operations; it reads like a documentary and is pretty interesting but full of acronyms. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 1/15/2013

    " Interesting imagining of what might of happened...given the few facts we know. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corey | 1/11/2013

    " Fantastic! This is labeled a "Fiction" book but if you google the events you can find the names of the actual politicians and others involved in the operation. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anthony Vogl | 11/10/2012

    " My problem in this book is the author's obvious disdain for any politicians. This is all guns and glory. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 5/24/2012

    " Good insight into mission to identify and kill Bin Laden "

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About the Author
Author John WeismanJohn Weisman is one of the select company of authors to have written both fiction and non-fiction New York Times best-sellers. In 1992 he wrote Rogue Warrior with Richard Marcinko. That book, Marcinko's autobiography and the story of the U.S. Navy's elite counterterrorism unit, SEAL Team Six, spent eight months on the Times best-seller list, including four weeks at number one. The sequels, Rogue Warrior: Red Cell, Rogue Warrior: Green Team, Rogue Warrior: Task Force Blue, Rogue Warrior: Designation Gold, and Rogue Warrior: Seal Force Alpha were all New York Times fiction-list best-sellers.
Weisman was appointed a Senior Fellow at the Annenberg Washington Program for Communications Policy Studies of Northwestern University in 1989. Prior to that, he wrote hundreds of articles for publications that run the gamut from the Columbia Journalism Review to Soldier of Fortune. He has lectured on media and writing at the National War College at Fort Leslie J. McNair, the American University, Cornell University, and Longwood College.
His books include the nonfiction best-seller Shadow Warrior, the life story of Felix Rodriguez, the CIA agent who captured Che Guevara, which was published by Simon and Schuster and was the subject of a 60 Minutes segment. His previous novels include Evidence, Watchdogs, and Blood Cries. His acclaimed CIA short story "There Are Monsterim" can be found in the current anthology Unusual Suspects.
Weisman was born in New York City in 1942. He attended the Birch Wathen School and Bard College. He divides his time between homes in the Washington, DC area and the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia.
He can be reached via email at jweisman@ix.netcom.com
About the Narrator

Nick Sullivan has worked extensively on Broadway and at many theaters throughout the United States. His television credits include The Good Wife, Madame Secretary, Boardwalk Empire, 30 Rock, Elementary, Alpha House, Royal Pains, All My Children, Reading Rainbow, and all three Law & Order series. Film credits include Our Idiot Brother, Prison Song, and Puccini for Beginners. He has recorded hundreds of audiobooks, is an Audie Award winner, and has received numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards.