My FBI: Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton and Fighting the War on Terror

Louis J. Freeh, Author, Louis J. Freeh, Read by, Adam Grupper, Read by Audio Renaissance $29.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-59397-789-4
The majority of this six hour abridgment focuses on the former FBI director explaining why working for Bill Clinton-the man who appointed him-was the worst job he ever had. Grupper captures Freeh's self-serving, sanctimonious and self-righteous tone of voice (which can be compared with Freeh's own short introduction). Periodically, Freeh breaks from his complaints about how little personal attention he got from the Clinton White House so he can detail a succession of dark moments, including the investigation into the 1996 terrorist bombing of Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia. Freeh says the investigation was stalled by the White House because of possible fallout involving the Iranians. High profile domestic scandals such as Whitewater and Paula Jones clearly embarrassed Freeh, a former altar boy who carries a worn prayer book in his suit jacket. In between his anti-Clinton tirades, Freeh does find time to describe in some detail what life as an FBI chief executive is like. But the sound which most listeners will come away with is the squeezing of sour grapes. Simultaneous release with the St. Martin's hardcover (review online).
Reviewed on: 10/03/2005
Release date: 10/01/2005
Genre: Nonfiction
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