State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: James Risen

Narrated By: Boyd Gaines

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: January 2006

Duration: 6 hours 8 minutes


State of War is an explosive book, filled with revelations, about the secret scandals of the Bush administration and a national-security bureaucracy run amok. With relentless media coverage, breathtaking events, and extraordinary congressional and independent investigations, it is hard to believe that we might not know some of the most significant facts about the presidency of George W. Bush. Yet beneath the surface events of the Bush presidency lies a secret history, a series of hidden events that makes a mockery of many of the stories on the surface.


  • Anonymous

    Can there be any doubt that the current administration views everything through political glasses, and can't manage it's way out of a wet paper bag. The damage that this administration has done to our intelligence apparatus -- which has already been severely crippled and mislead during the past two decades -- is nothing short of criminal.

  • Mandi Chestler

    Help! After listening to this one, you'll be convinced that our country might be better off turning our intellengence gathering agency management over to Maxwell Smart and Agent 99. At least in Get Smart they had the Cone of Silence going for them. James Risen's meticulous research and tell-all book shows how the Bush administration has turned the CIA organization into utter KAOS! The behind the scenes scoop on Afganistan and Iran are particularly interesting.