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War is not the answer was the overwhelming message I took from "The Taliban Shuffle". Through her personal experiences as a correspondent in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Kim Barker gives a vivid account of the real situation there.
In one Afghan village Barker visited, the US army was about to withdraw, having trained the local people. There were two broken Humvies, with no equipment or knowledge to repair them. There was not even a pen. This is just one of the many stories which illustrates the shambles the coalition will leave behind when they withdraw.
Listening, I could taste the dust my mouth, feel my backside being pinched and be horrified by the senseless violence taking place.
Through all of this, Barker managed to make me laugh. But then, tragedy and comedy can be very closely associated.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
This is a great combo of education and entertainment. I really enjoyed this book. Was funny listening to Kristen potter whose voice I associate with station 11 tell the story.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Fascinating book and a great insight into the endless troubles.
Struggled at first to get used to the narrator, however, she grew on more and did a fantastic job.
I turned it off in the second chapter. The author writes like a teenager who spent a decade in Kabul doing nothing but moaning and thinking they are great. The self-important, over-descriptive BS was too much for me. Don't waste your money.