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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (625 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Coll Narrator: Erik Singer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the national best seller Ghost Wars, Steve Coll presents the story of the Bin Laden family’s rise to power and privilege, revealing new information to show how American influences changed the family and how one member’s rebellion changed America.                                          

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The makings of a villain, shaped in many ways by the culture he came to revile. Urgent and important reading.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Stunningly researched and grippingly told…[The Bin Ladens] ought to be read by anyone who really wants to understand the origins of the current crisis.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “A fascinating panorama…about a man and his family [and] the powerful impact they have made on our times.”

    Washington Post

  • “Riveting…The most psychologically detailed portrait of the brutal 9/11 mastermind yet.”

    New York Times

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2009 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Biography/Autobiography
  • A 2008 ALA Notable Book for Nonfiction
  • A 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist for Biography
  • A 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Current Interest

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mickey | 2/18/2014

    " exceptionally informational book on the Bin Ladens and Saudi Arabia. Osama was the black sheep of the family long before he masterminded 9/11. Good read if you want to understand the family and Osama. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Heidi | 2/13/2014

    " too much like a text book for me. not my idea of a summer read... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marmie | 2/12/2014

    " While it can be tedious at time, overall this book is worth the effort. It is difficult because there are so many of them! And the women are barely mentioned, which I suppose is in keeping with the Islamic beliefs. O well. It did give me a better understanding of their wealth, and it sufficiently explained the estrangement between Osama and the family. It would have been a great help to have included a family tree and a timeline. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Keeley | 2/6/2014

    " This was an amazingly intriguing book. "

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