The Finish

  • by Mark Bowden
  • Narrated by James Lurie
  • 9 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"There wasn’t a meeting when someone didn’t mention Black Hawk Down."
—A senior Obama Administration official, as quoted in The New York Times, on May 2, 2011
From Mark Bowden, internationally best-selling and acclaimed author of Black Hawk Down and the preeminent chronicler of the actions of our military and special forces writing today, comes an intensely gripping account of the hunt for and elimination of Osama bin Laden. With unprecedented access to key sources and his great gift for storytelling, Bowden takes us inside the rooms where decisions were made and on the ground where the action unfolded. The story focuses on Bin Laden, who maintained a stream of despairing correspondence in hiding in the year before his death, and on President Obama, perceived by many as an anti-war candidate, whose evolving views and enormous responsibilities have turned him into one of the most determined warriors to ever inhabit the White House.
Bowden's book is an unrivaled account of the most high-profile special-forces operation ever to have been undertaken, and a pause-resistant narrative of how the man behind 9/11 was finally brought to justice.

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Great story about JSOC

Good background on one of the most important operations of our century and the men of JSOC that pulled it off.
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- Rob G

Another good book from Mark Bowden.

While I didn't enjoy it as much as Guests of the Ayatollah and Black Hawk Down, Mark Bowdens The Finish is another well written and descriptive account of a passionate event in American history. A bit more partisan than his others books, he does make an attempt to remain centered and neutral and just present the facts but he does slip into personal bias against President Bush while glaring faults of Clinton are mentioned without additional commentary.

The reader was not overly dramatic which was welcomed. His professional demeanor and amount of inflection were perfectly suited for this story.
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- concerned citizen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-16-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios