cover image Kill Bin Laden

Kill Bin Laden

Dalton Fury, , read by David Drummond. . Tantor Audio, $37.99 ( , unabridged, 10 CDs, 11.5 hrs., $37.99 ISBN p) ISBN 978-1-4001-0969-2

In this firsthand account of a Delta Force operative involved in the hunt for Osama bin Laden in the months following September 11 up through the Battle of Tora Bora, the pseudonymous Fury explains how and why bin Laden was able to escape because of poor decisions and the shaky alliance between the U.S., Pakistan and Afghanistan. While the arguments for the failure to capture bin Laden are interesting, Fury’s account of his training and the Delta Force exploits prove more compelling, giving readers insight into the range of skill and expertise of this elite military group. David Drummond proves a curious choice since he doesn’t have a commanding and authoritative voice that one may expect from a text written from a military perspective, yet his firm yet nonchalant tone works well with Fury’s prose, revealing an agreeable personality. However, Drummond’s voice doesn’t elicit the sense of danger that some of the more chaotic scenes require. A St. Martin’s Press hardcover. (Nov.)