The Jihad Next Door

  • by Dina Temple-Raston
  • Narrated by Marguerite Gavin
  • 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The author of A Death in Texas uncovers a strange corner of the war on terror in Lackawanna, New York, home of what was called the first homegrown al-Qaeda terrorist cell in America. Or was it? The "Lackawanna Six" were young men, born of Yemeni families long settled in upstate New York, who took a trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan and spent time in an al-Qaeda training camp long before the specter of 9/11, before most people had even heard of Osama Bin Laden, and before the existence of the Homeland Security Act.
This is a story of pre-emptive imprisonment for an act of terrorism never committed, a terrorist cell that may not even have been a cell, and a mysterious al-Qaeda contact who was supposedly killed but whose remains were never found.
Dina Temple-Raston, a superb chronicler of the real life of America, forces a re-evaluation of the casualties of the war on terror.


What the Critics Say

"[A] well-wrought investigative report....[Dina Temple-Raston] delves deeply into the lives of these residents of Lackawanna....An elegant examination of how the rules of justice have changed since 9/11." (Kirkus Reviews)


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Customer Reviews

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Terrible narration

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I've just bought this book, but I'm afraid I can't listen to it. It sounds as if it's been narrated by a female sounding computer speaking a little too fast for us humans.

A shame, since I looked forward to this. I'll have to buy it in print instead.

How could the performance have been better?

A different narrator. This one is the worst I've heard.

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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-11-2007
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.