• The Waco Siege: An American Tragedy

  • By: Jack Rosewood
  • Narrated by: Gaius M. Thynne
  • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-08-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wiq Media
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.7 (23 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

During 51 days in early 1993 one of the most tragic events in American crime history unfolded on the plains outside Waco, Texas. An obscure and heavily armed religious sect called the Branch Davidians was barricaded inside their commune and outside were hundreds of law enforcement angry because the former had killed four ATF agents in a botched raid. Go on an engaging and captivating ride to examine one of the most important true crime stories in recent decades. Hear the shocking true story of how a man the government considered a psychopath, but whose followers believed to be a prophet, led a breakaway sect of the Seventh Day Adventist Church into infamy.
You will follow the meteoric rise of the Branch Davidians' charismatic leader, David Koresh, as he went from an awkward kid in remedial classes to one of the most infamous cult leaders in world history. But the story of the Waco Siege begins long before the events of 1993. At the core of the conflict between the Branch Davidians and the United States government were ideas and interpretations of religious freedom and gun ownership, which, as will be revealed in the minutes of this book, created a considerable philosophical gulf between the two sides. David Koresh and the Branch Davidians carried on a long tradition in American and Texas history of religious dissent, but in 1993 that dissent turned tragically violent.
You will find that beyond the standard media portrayals of the Waco Siege was an event comprised of complex human characters on both sides of the firing line and that perhaps the most tragic aspect of the event was that the extreme bloodshed could have been avoided.
This book will make you angry, sad, and bewildered; but no matter the emotions evoke, you will be truly moved by the events of the Waco Siege.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 03-26-18

Horrible

Will not and could not give this book a positive review. The narrator sounds like a robot, to include saying that the event took place in “1934”. There was no flow and is a waste of money.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ashley Hedden on 02-18-18

Great Read

The Waco Siege: An American Tragedy by Jack Rosewood and Dwayne Walker was a great read. It follows what lead up to the most tragic fifty one days in the early months of 1993 in Waco, Texas. The Branch Davidians were barricaded inside their commune with law enforcement outside. This was a great book that told of the events of the siege.

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