Blackwater (Jeremy Scahill)

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BLACKWATER by Jeremy Scahill (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio. This standalone audiobook app combines a professional audio recording with supplemental features for download-once, grab-and-go anywhere enjoyment.

A largely untold facet of the war on terror is the widespread outsourcing of military tasks to private mercenary companies. Accountable neither to the citizenry nor to standard military legal codes, these corporate armies are being entrusted with ever-greater responsibilities on behalf of the nation.

Meet Blackwater USA, the world’s most secretive, powerful, and fastest growing private army on the planet. Founded by mega-millionaire Erik Prince, the scion of a conservative dynasty that bankrolls extreme right-wing causes, this company is now being sent to “the front lines of a global battle, waged largely on Muslim lands, that an evangelical President whom Prince helped put in the White House has boldly defined as a ‘crusade.’” Ranging from the blood-soaked streets of Fallujah to Washington, D.C., where they are hailed as heroes, this is the dark story of Blackwater’s rise to power.

This was professionally recorded by Blackstone Audio’s Earphones®-winning narrator Tom Weiner.

DURATION: About 14.5 hours of narration.

NOTE: The contents of the book and materials are suitable for anyone 7 years and older. The app is rated 12+ following the Store guidelines, as social links are available and sharing is allowed.

“The dark, largely unknown story of Blackwater…is chillingly told in Jeremy Scahill’s exposé.” (AudioFile)

“Jeremy Scahill’s Blackwater would be a masterpiece of the genre of futuristic sci fi were it not so regrettably real…[A] horrifying but necessary read.” (Daily Kos)
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