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The Exile

The Flight of Osama bin Laden
Narrated by: Chris Kayser
Length: 24 hrs and 50 mins
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The Exile joins Osama bin Laden as he escapes into Pakistan in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, bringing to vivid life the years leading up to his death spent on the run and in exile. It tells the human story, and illuminates the global political workings. It is a tale of evasion, collusion, betrayal and the deep pain of isolation. Staying with a small group of characters throughout, The Exile moves through a series of dramatic set-pieces, from the shocking failure of the Battle of Tora Bora, one of the most significant losses in US strategic history, when, outgunned and outflanked, Osama still managed to give the world's most accomplished trackers the slip, through his covert journey from safe-house to safe-house in Pakistan, to the years spent hiding in the military compound in Abottabad where he was eventually to be killed.

Using the contacts built up through years of research, including wives of key players such as Osama bin Laden and his mastermind, Khaled Sheikh Mohammed, the authors have gained extraordinary and intimate insight into Osama bin Laden and those closest to him. Meticulously researched, beautifully written, this is an enthralling and revelatory journey.

©2017 Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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Excellent read about the Al Qaeda leader's Run

Excellent read & Excellent narration.
The book gives the complete info about the run of Osama from the days​ of Tora Bora strike to the Abbottabad raid to the creation of the Islamic State. It gives the info about how the Al Qaeda chief maintained contact with the outside world with the age old method of human couriers. Sure the Extreme Interrogation Techniques by the CIA brings out the working of the courier network.
Harbouring of the terrorists is major issue to Iran and Pakistan with the outside world. But the later is still struggling with it's internal terror acts and needs to take hard hand against it.

The fate of Al Qaeda was predicted by Osama on the D-Day of the Planes Operation. But what he missed was that of Global Jihad. It's not the elimination of the person​ of the organization or it's network, but the ideology of it's working will bring the end. Terrorism ideology can't be kept at large.

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  • Dean
  • 03-06-19

Gripping storyline and detail oriented

An amazing account of the flight of Osama Bin Laden told from a unique perspective.

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  • Allan
  • 10-03-19

Good overview of the War On Terror

Comprehensive analysis of America's war on terror, with particular emphasis placed on Iraq, Afghanistan, and UBL.

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  • Richard
  • 03-05-19

The detail is incredible

This book delves into the minutiae of all things OBL, the depth afforded by this book of someone who irrevocably changed the world is utterly fascinating.

So much goes on away from the view of us mere mortals. Key people from the government and security agencies have blood on their hands. The relationships across the international community seem to be of connivence and financial gain and not for the betterment of the normal people.

Good book,

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  • GRAEME
  • 18-02-18

Just brilliant

If you’re interested in OBL and the machinations if Al Qaeda you will love this book.

You can tell how much research has gone in to it by the depth of knowledge of the authors .

Highly recommended

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  • Chris Doyle
  • 17-04-19

Interesting

Really enjoyed it. I have learnt so much about OBL. I would recommend it. .