Lost in Kandahar

  • by Alex Berenson
  • Narrated by Alex Berenson
  • 0 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When novelist and former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson traveled to Afghanistan for an embed with the 101st Airborne Division, he found great soldiers - and a seemingly hopeless mission. This is the gripping non-fiction tale of how the United States is spending $100 billion a year on a war that even the men on the front lines can't explain.

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Short, but actually really engaging

I've gotten hooked on Alex Berenson's work and have been cranking through his books. I didn't see that this was a short book and was ready to send it back when I saw it was only 45 minutes. But it really caught me from the beginning so I stuck with it and felt I got a lot out of the first person perspective of what it's like to be there. I only wish it was a lot longer. I would have listened to it for hours.

I'd recommend paying cash for it and saving your credit for a more expensive book. Worth a listen all the same.
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- James

Very brief observations from author Alex Berenson

Author Alex Berenson of John Wells espionage series fame embedded with US military in Afghanistan nearly a decade after the start of the war. I can easily summarize his 45 minutes of comments in two sentences: Nation building is impossible unless/until the enemy is completely defeated like Germany and Japan were in WWII. The corollary is that fighting a war under the Geneva Conventions makes it impossible to completely defeat the enemy.
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- Wayne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-21-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio