Life Inside the Bubble

  • by Dan Bongino
  • Narrated by Mark F. Smith
  • 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

He swore to take a bullet for the President and left it all behind to take a bullet for the American people. Why would a successful, twelve-year Secret Service agent resign his position in the prime of his career to run for political office against all the odds?
New York Times bestseller, Life Inside the Bubble is an intimate look at life inside the presidential "bubble," a haze of staffers, consultants, cronies, acolytes, bureaucrats and lobbyists that creates the "alternate reality" in which monumental policy decisions are made. And it is the story of a dedicated Secret Service professional who, after years inside the "bubble," walked away in favor of sounding a clarion call to the American people in defense of sane government and the U.S. Constitution.
Finally, why the Fast & Furious scandal, the bombings in Boston and the terrorist attacks in Benghazi are harbingers of what's to come without a bold change in direction.
Take the journey with Dan Bongino from the tough streets of New York City where he was raised, and later patrolled as a member of the NYPD, to the White House as a member of the elite Presidential Protective Division, through his ultimate decision to resign from the Secret Service - during the Obama Administration - in the prime of his career to run for the United States Senate against the feared Maryland Democratic machine. Follow his experiences inside the Washington, D.C., matrix and discover why a government filled with some incredibly dedicated people nevertheless continues to make such frequent and tragic mistakes.

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Slow start, great insite.

Although interesting, his life story was not anything extraordinary so the first part of the book had a few moments of ok what's next. The rest of the book was great! His thoughts and insight of recent US events was very thought provoking and gave a different perspective, a perspective only someone who fully understands the government and its inner workings and security details could give. I loved his hold nothing back approach.
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- Bob

Great book! Lots of details on where our government can improve.

I have been listening to Dan's podcast for about 9 months now, and wanted to know more about the person behind the podcast. My husband got me an Audible subscription for Christmas, and I eagerly downloaded this book first. The book gives a good background on Dan's life beginning in early childhood. Fascinating behind the scene details of his time as a Secret Service Agent, as well as some brief details about running for Congress (his first run). I like that he broke down many of the issues plaguing our national security and offered workable solutions. The narrator was horribly boring, but I still think the book deserves 5 stars based on content. Looking forward to listening to Dan's 2nd book!
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- Cori B.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-30-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios