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The Forever War

Dexter Filkins

From the front lines of the battle against Islamic fundamentalism, a searing, unforgettable audiobook that captures the human essence of the greatest conflict of our time. Through the eyes of Dexter Filkins, the prize-winning New York Times correspondent, we witness the remarkable chain of events that began with the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, continued with the attacks of 9/11, and moved on to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Filkins's narrative moves across a vast and various landscape of amazing characters and astonishing scenes: a public amputation performed by the Taliban, children frolicking in minefields, skies streaked white by the contrails of B-52's, a night's sleep in the rubble of Ground Zero. We venture into a torture chamber run by Saddam Hussein. We go into the homes of suicide bombers, meet Iraqi insurgents, and an American captain who loses a quarter of his men in eight days. The Forever War allows us a visceral understanding of today's battlefields and of the experiences of the people on the ground, warriors and innocents alike. It is a brilliant, fearless work, not just about America's wars after 9/11, but ultimately about the nature of war itself. From the Compact Disc edition.

From the front lines of the battle against Islamic fundamentalism, a searing, unforgettable audiobook that captures the human essence of the greatest conflict of our time. Through the eyes of Dexter Filkins, the prize-winning New York Times correspondent, we witness the remarkable chain of events that began with the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, continued with the attacks of 9/11, and moved on to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Filkins's narrative moves across a vast and various landscape of amazing characters and astonishing scenes: a public amputation performed by the Taliban, children frolicking in minefields, skies streaked white by the contrails of B-52's, a night's sleep in the rubble of Ground Zero. We venture into a torture chamber run by Saddam Hussein. We go into the homes of suicide bombers, meet Iraqi insurgents, and an American captain who loses a quarter of his men in eight days. The Forever War allows us a visceral understanding of today's battlefields and of the experiences of the people on the ground, warriors and innocents alike. It is a brilliant, fearless work, not just about America's wars after 9/11, but ultimately about the nature of war itself. From the Compact Disc edition.
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From the front lines of the battle against Islamic fundamentalism, a searing, unforgettable audiobook that captures the human essence of the greatest conflict of our time. Through the eyes of Dexter Filkins, the prize-winning New York Times correspondent, we witness the remarkable chain of events that began with the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, continued with the attacks of 9/11, and moved on to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Filkins's narrative moves across a vast and various landscape of amazing characters and astonishing scenes: a public amputation performed by the Taliban, children frolicking in minefields, skies streaked white by the contrails of B-52's, a night's sleep in the rubble of Ground Zero. We venture into a torture chamber run by Saddam Hussein. We go into the homes of suicide bombers, meet Iraqi insurgents, and an American captain who loses a quarter of his men in eight days. The Forever War allows us a visceral understanding of today's battlefields and of the experiences of the people on the ground, warriors and innocents alike. It is a brilliant, fearless work, not just about America's wars after 9/11, but ultimately about the nature of war itself. From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robertson Dean

Length:

11h 36m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

14:55


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

56:38


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

18:40


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

43:20


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

34:49


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

15:48


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

40:18


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

43:55


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

25:11


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

41:05


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

43:54


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

01:03:23


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

44:59


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

11:23


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

18:01


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

34:37


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

17:58


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

31:52


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

22:42


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

15:19


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

27:12


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

13:10


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

17:14


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

00:21