Fault Lines

  • by Don Liebich
  • Narrated by Jack Chekijian
  • 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Fault Lines is by a non-academic former businessman and consultant, widely traveled in the Middle East, for those interested in understanding the often convoluted history of American Middle East policy. The audiobook explains the fault lines that have often plagued US efforts to protect its national interests in the region and how these ongoing faults have led to a precipitous decline in American influence. It also includes some recommendations as to how this decline can be reversed.


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Educational and insightful analysis of Mid-East

I enjoyed Fault Lines. The analysis of the present situation in the Mid-East was based on history of not only the US but all the other nations that have impacted the area. I feel I have a better understanding of how truly complex the situation is. This book is a great starting point to learn more. The best thing about Fault Lines was it was balanced.

The narration by Jack Chekijian was very good. He has a voice that is enjoyable to listen to. As this book was nonfiction there is not the usual review of male/female voices or accents included. Mr. Chekijian’s voice was good enough that I will look for more books narrated by him.

Since I really am uneducated about the situation in the Mid-East, Fault Lines was great. Someone with more understanding or better educated about the situation would need to address the accuracy of the book. I thought it was terrific and left me wanting to learn more about the area.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

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- N. H. "I am a very eclectic reader. I read non-fiction as well as fiction. I am curious about everything, except math."


I really learned a lot from listening to this book. It's an extensive history of the Middle East, with well stated timelines, huge amounts of historical data, interspersed with anecdotes from real people. The book was spawned when a businessman decided to try and figure out why middle easterners hate Americans so much. Basically, America has been unable to keep its nose out of foreign countries where oil is a major concern. Our passive atrocities have kept compounding since the First World War. It makes me sick that our loyalties keep changing to back the winning team. I received this book as a gift, in exchange for an honest review. Based on the description, I didn't think I was going to like it, but I ended up listening to it all day. I feel qualified to actually have an in depth conversation about these issues. Excellent!
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- erobbins33 "I love audiobooks!!!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-25-2015
  • Publisher: Elevate