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Author: Mike Giglio Narrator: Robert Fass Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2019 ISBN: 9781549150517
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The unflinching dispatches of an embedded war reporter covering ISIS and the unlikely alliance of forces who came together to defeat it.

The battle to defeat ISIS was an unremittingly brutal and dystopian struggle, a multi-sided war of gritty local commandos and militias. Mike Giglio takes readers to the heart of this shifting, uncertain conflict, capturing the essence of a modern war.

At its peak, ISIS controlled a self-styled "caliphate" that was larger in size than Great Britain, with population cast into servitude that numbered in the millions. Its territory spread across Iraq and Syria as its influence stretched throughout the wider world.

Giglio tells the story of the rise of the caliphate and the ramshackle coalition-aided by secretive Western troops and American airstrikes-that was assembled to break it down, village by village, district by district. The story moves from the smugglers, traffickers, and jihadis working on the ISIS side to the victims of its zealous persecution and the local soldiers who died by the thousands to defeat it. Amid the battlefield drama, culminating in a climactic showdown in Mosul, is a dazzlingly human portrait of the destructive power of extremism, and of the tenacity and astonishing courage required to defeat it. Download and start listening now!

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About the Author

Mike Giglio is a world correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C. He appears regularly on the BBC, CNN, NPR and other news outlets, and briefs U.S. lawmakers on his reporting from the field. He was previously the Middle East correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. His articles on ISIS’s oil-smuggling ring and ISIS defectors are some of the best-performing features on BuzzFeed, garnering as many as 500,000 views in a few days. He is a graduate of Davidson College and a native of New York. He is currently based out of Washington, D.C.

About the Narrator

Robert Fass is a veteran actor and twice winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He has earned mulltiple Earphones Awards, including one for his narration of Francisco Goldman’s Say Her Name, which was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Audiobooks of 2011. He has given voice to modern and classic fiction writers alike, including Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Isaac Asimov, Jeffrey Deaver, and John Steinbeck, as well as to nonfiction works in history, memoir, health, journalism, and business.