Brotherhood of Warriors

  • by Aaron Cohen, Douglas Century
  • Narrated by David Drummond
  • 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Beverly Hills native Aaron Cohen was 18 years old when he left behind his privileged American life with the single-minded ambition of joining Israel's top anti-terrorist commando unit. After 15 months of grueling training, Cohen was offered the only post a non-Israeli can hold: a top-secret, highly controversial unit that dispatches operatives disguised as Arabs into the Palestinian-controlled West Bank to abduct Hamas leaders and bring them to Israel for trial. Cohen learned flawless Arabic, lost all semblance of his all-American appearance, and participated in countless life-or-death missions. A propulsive, gripping read, Cohen's story is a rare fly-on-the-wall view into the shadowy world of "Black Ops".


What the Critics Say

"Aaron Cohen has something to say. And he knows what he's talking about....A no-nonsense, riveting read." (General Tommy Franks, U.S. Army, Ret.)
"A raw, intensely personal, and astonishing look at the journey of a very unlikely hero....It's more than a story of the making of an elite unconventional warfare operative-it's a real, in-your-face, and mesmerizing look at the birth of a patriot. You will be inspired, believe me." (Dale Brown)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Fast Moving, Excellent Narration

Would you listen to Brotherhood of Warriors again? Why?

I found the book both entertaining and informative. Provides insights one never consdiers.

What about David Drummond’s performance did you like?

I find his voice easy to listen to.

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- Philippa

Great insight

I thought this book was going to be about a war hero and it turned out to be the philosophical difference in the American approach to terrorism and the Israel approach.
It is a great read that keeps the reader turning the page with a mix of excitement and thought provoking ideas.
The ironic part is when the author compares the two nations priorities. Drugs for example, the author illustrates how the US commits a large number of resources to drugs. Not only does every law enforcement agency from local to federal handle it, they even created a who federal agency to combat it. In contrast, Israel classifies drugs as it classifies any other illegal activity and leaves it for every law enforcement agency to handle, instead it focuses resources on terrorism because that happens on every street corner. The author asks the question, how many people will have to dies, how many terrorist strikes will have to happen in the US before anti-terrorism becomes a part of every law enforcement agency just like anti-drug enforcement has. Whether or not you agree with this comparison or not there are many other parallels the author draws, it is definitely food for thought. The reason this is such an interesting book is because he has the benefit of being an insider for both the US and Israel, serving first a elite special forces soldier in the Israel Defense Force (IDF) and now as a private consultant for many law enforcement agencies in the US.
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- A Mellor

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-18-2008
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio