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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (147 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter L. Bergen Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2006 ISBN:
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The Osama bin Laden I Know is the definitive history of the world's most wanted man. Author Peter Bergen is CNN's terrorism analyst and an acclaimed journalist who actually spent time with bin Laden prior to the events of September 11, 2001. The book features interviews with people from each stage of bin Laden's life, from childhood to the present day, and reveals both formative moments and intimate details that reveal his character and personality. The only book of its kind, this is the authoritative account of al Qaeda's notorious leader. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 11/23/2013

    " Bob and I listened to this in the car while driving from Boston to Florida. It is a thick detailed book, but well worth reading (or listening to.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Spencer | 10/26/2013

    " I thought some of the accounts were a little repetitive and long-winded, but that aside, this book really broadened my understanding of bin Laden and terrorism as a whole. I also appreciate that Bergen kept his commentary politically neutral. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Ross | 9/16/2013

    " Interesting, but not that cohesive - Bergen's use of documents, interviews, etc. is good for getting a multi-faceted picture of bin Laden's life, but not so good for making the book flow... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 7/18/2013

    " I'm listening to the on tape. Excellent introduction to Bin Laden and his transformation into a jihadist. It is based on actual interviews and testimony of people who know him personally. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Muhammad Shoaib | 5/28/2013

    " It was quite interesting and mysterious.The author is worthy to praised. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rich | 4/21/2013

    " A series of interviews with individuals that have personally dealt with the worlds most wanted terrorist. Well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashbam | 1/28/2013

    " Fascinating and terrifying at the same time...only because it's all true. Peter Bergen is the only Western journalist to have interviewed bin Laden and the whole book is built on a compilation of his interviews and research. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lesli | 12/28/2012

    " Rather long, and drawn out. But very informative. I struggled to finish it. My interest in foreign policy only goes so far I guess. My problem was I listened to it on tape, and I have a hard time pay attention to books on tape. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 12/21/2012

    " Book describes Osama bin-Laden with biographical and operational information. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Blair | 12/14/2012

    " Peter Bergen is a genious! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Page | 9/10/2012

    " Fascinating book packed with primary sources and interviews. Despite being written in 2006, it still upholds well with only a coupe exceptions. Overall the book is highly readable and informative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 8/3/2012

    " A unique perspective of Osama bin Laden in that all accounts are first-hand. A good place to start if you are interested in studying Al Qaeda's history -- after reading this book, it's much easier to recognize names and dates because of the more personal story depicted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luigib | 5/10/2012

    " Can't get this insight anywhere else. Little tough to read in parts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sues57 Schroeder | 2/20/2012

    " I actually really enjoyed this; a guilty pleasure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lara Eakins | 6/22/2011

    " It was okay, although a bit hard to get into. After it got to the 1990s it was more interesting. I think it would be better read than listenedto given the large amounts of quotations from interviews, letters, etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luigib | 12/27/2010

    " Can't get this insight anywhere else. Little tough to read in parts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Spencer | 10/5/2010

    " I thought some of the accounts were a little repetitive and long-winded, but that aside, this book really broadened my understanding of bin Laden and terrorism as a whole. I also appreciate that Bergen kept his commentary politically neutral. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 11/20/2009

    " I'm listening to the on tape. Excellent introduction to Bin Laden and his transformation into a jihadist. It is based on actual interviews and testimony of people who know him personally. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 9/18/2008

    " Interesting, but not that cohesive - Bergen's use of documents, interviews, etc. is good for getting a multi-faceted picture of bin Laden's life, but not so good for making the book flow... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashbam | 1/29/2008

    " Fascinating and terrifying at the same time...only because it's all true. Peter Bergen is the only Western journalist to have interviewed bin Laden and the whole book is built on a compilation of his interviews and research. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lesli | 12/2/2007

    " Rather long, and drawn out. But very informative. I struggled to finish it. My interest in foreign policy only goes so far I guess. My problem was I listened to it on tape, and I have a hard time pay attention to books on tape. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 11/5/2007

    " A unique perspective of Osama bin Laden in that all accounts are first-hand. A good place to start if you are interested in studying Al Qaeda's history -- after reading this book, it's much easier to recognize names and dates because of the more personal story depicted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 10/13/2007

    " Bob and I listened to this in the car while driving from Boston to Florida. It is a thick detailed book, but well worth reading (or listening to.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rich | 8/22/2007

    " A series of interviews with individuals that have personally dealt with the worlds most wanted terrorist. Well done. "

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