This book gives a fascinating account of the people involved in events during the chaotic but multipotential first days after the fall of the Taliban in 2001. Especially interesting/discouraging are the revelations on just how badly the US officials misunderstood the Afghanis they were working with and seemed almost unaware of the dynamic between Afghanistan and Pakistan that was driving things.
I wish Sarah Chayes could have been the one reading this book to us. The person doing the narration was a distraction. She had a dreamy, wandering delvery style that seemed inappropriate to the story being told. More annoyingly, she repeatedly mispronounced key words ("calvary" for "cavalry," for example), which made it hard to take her seriously.
Extremely hard to follow. The narrator does not fit the dialog.