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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (55 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ronald Kessler Narrator: Alan Sklar Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 ISBN: 9781400175734
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New York Times bestselling author Ronald Kessler presents the chilling story of terrorists’ relentless efforts to mount another devastating attack on the United States and of the heroic efforts being made to stop those plots. Kessler takes you inside the war rooms of this battle—from the newly created National Counterterrorism Center to FBI headquarters, from the CIA to the National Security Agency, from the Pentagon to the Oval Of?ce—to explain why we have gone so long since 9/11 without a successful attack and to reveal the many close calls we never hear about. The race to stop the terrorists, Kessler shows, is more desperate than ever. The Terrorist Watch is based on exclusive interviews with FBI Director Robert Mueller, CIA Director Michael Hayden, White House Counterterrorism Chief Fran Townsend, and dozens of key intelligence operatives at all levels.

Never before has a journalist gained such access to the FBI, the CIA, the National Counterterrorism Center, and the other agencies that are doing the unheralded work of ?nding and capturing terrorists. Ronald Kessler’s you-are-there narrative tells the real story of the war on terror and will transform the way you view the greatest problem of our age.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evelyn | 12/7/2013

    " I had no idea what the CIA and FBI really did. "If we lose the war (on terrorism) it will be because of distortions by the mainstream media, those who leak operational secrets to them, and politicians who undermine those who are trying to protect us." --R James Woolsey "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Les Peine | 6/6/2013

    " Recommended to me by Andrew Card, former chief of staff for George Bush. It gives you a clear picture of what dangers and what struggles we are facing from terrorism in the world today. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynn | 1/12/2013

    " Totally one sided, but OK. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joseph Roach | 12/6/2012

    " right wing conservative defense against the crazy media "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robyn | 7/20/2012

    " Great overview about the FBI and CIA restructuring and collaboration since September 11 to stop the next terrorist attack, but I was very disappointed to read nothing of the Department of Homeland Security and the part they play in the "desperate race". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 pooja | 4/12/2012

    " This book shows the flip-side of what the media has portrayed in the GWOT, and gives the reader an insight into what the government is doing to stop terrorism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Peterson | 6/23/2011

    " The book will surely scare you -- details how we have stopped dozens of potential attacks in the U.S. -- and how we may be setting ourselves up for disaster. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kasa | 5/24/2011

    " Amazing how a book with so much dish can be so dull. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Walter | 5/7/2011

    " Very interesting. It is worth reading for the historical information it has. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chad | 4/30/2011

    " Interesting, a little sensationalist. If the allegations of recent management troubles are true, that would be disturbing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 4/28/2011

    " Awesome Ronald Kessler does a real good job on telling about what the real story behind a lot of our past and present presidents "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Journeywoman | 2/24/2011

    " Very disappointed in this book.
    1) It was poorly written.
    2) It was very partisan.

    The Secret Service deserve better than to have this book represent them. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dan | 2/3/2011

    " Horribly written. Repetitive. All interesting info could have been put within a single chapter. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melissa | 1/28/2011

    " Not that interesting and very repetitive. I quit reading it about 3 chapters before the end because I was that bored with it. Definitely wouldn't recommend it and won't look for any of his other "exposes" either.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 1/16/2011

    " I thought this was an interesting view of the Secret Service and the job that thy do. It was a quick read and I thought a bit slanted to the Republican Presidents. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/13/2011

    " I keep using the word salacious to describe this book. It's fine. Really. But it's mostly lurid stories about former presidents having affairs told with the moral compass and gossipy voice of a Sunday School teacher. "

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About the Author

Ronald Kessler is the bestselling author of The FBI, Inside the CIA, Moscow Station, Escape from the CIA, Spy vs. Spy, The Spy in the Russian Club, and The Richest Man in the World. He is an award-winning former correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, and his articles appear in leading periodicals. Mr. Kessler lives in Potomac, Maryland.

About the Narrator

Alan Sklar, a graduate of Dartmouth, has excelled in his career as a freelance voice actor. He began narrating audiobooks in 1996, winning seven AudioFile Earphones Awards and earning several “Best Voice” awards. He has also worked as a stage actor and as a promo announcer at WPIX-TV in New York City. His dream is to be an opera singer, a role for which he hones his bass-baritone operatic skills in the upstairs shower of his home.