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3.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 5 3.73 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alex Berenson Narrator: Alex Berenson Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN: 9781469230931
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When novelist and former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson traveled to Afghanistan for an embed with the 101st Airborne Division, he found great soldiers – and a seemingly hopeless mission. This is the gripping non-fiction tale of how the United States is spending $100 billion a year on a war that even the men on the front lines can't explain. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The suite of stories he goes on to tell—of combat, of corruption, of ‘hearts and minds’—depict a lost war, feeding on itself in a land with a history of swallowing invaders whole. But it’s the immediacy of Berenson’s writing that insists, right now, that ‘it is worth asking what all this blood and treasure is buying.’”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amie | 12/8/2013

    " A Kindle "Single"--a short biographical account of being embedded with the 101st Airborne division. An interesting "peek" into the Kandahar Air Field (KAF)and brief accounts from soldiers and their combat experience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crista | 10/14/2013

    " I admit I cried while I read this. Very close to home for me. Leftist leanings but I really liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mad_Maudie | 8/31/2013

    " Stark. Honest. Raw. Profane. Real. I would definitely want to read an expanded version. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Petra Willemse | 8/25/2013

    " This short piece on the war in Afghanistan does not really contain any new information. Berenson is embedded with a unit and reports on the problems they face. For anyone up to date on the happenings, this covers familiar territory. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maura | 8/5/2013

    " My current Kindle Singles read... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 6/12/2013

    " Loved the tone and found the story to be fascinating. I wanted more! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Robin | 4/22/2013

    " This Kindle Single made me very sad to realize how futile and horrible our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are both in terms of moey spent, but more particularly in terms of American casualites and fatalities. We need to get the hell out of there with all due dispatch!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 3/16/2013

    " Berenson's description of KAF, Afghanistan and it's corruption resonates with my own cynicism. I remember. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Studebhawk | 2/10/2013

    " Too short, a great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 1/27/2013

    " Recommended by my son -- he was there and personal friends. Excellent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katy Brandes | 1/4/2013

    " Not bad for a Kindle Single, but I'd like to have been told more by this journalist author. "

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About the Author

Alex Berenson, is the American author of three works of nonfiction and nearly a dozen suspense novels in the John Wells series, of which eight have made the New York Times bestseller list. The first novel in the series, The Faithful Spy, won the 2007 Edgar Award for best first novel. A former reporter for the Denver Post and the New York Times, he covered topics ranging from the occupation of Iraq to the flooding of New Orleans to the financial crimes of Bernie Madoff. He graduated from Yale University in 1994 with degrees in history and economics.