13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi
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In 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi Audiobook by Mitchell Zuckoff, Annex Security Team, the author starts us up by taking the readers all the way back to 1967. The reason? This was the very first time that a group of US Soldiers withstood a siege on the Benghazi Outpost which took place immediately after the beginning of what is now known as the "Six Day War" between Egypt and Israel.
This time around thanks to the help of the British forces in the area, the American soldiers were rescued. Fifty-five years later, the story repeats itself once again and the author takes us on this journey with a current and splendorous narrative of the events that led to this situation and the outcome it had this time around.
We are introduced to Jack Silva one of the main characters in the story who was at the time the head of a secret US Organization based in Benghazi, tasked with the protection and surveillance of US interests in the Middle East.
The setting is immediately described by Silva with an uncanny depiction of events done by Mitchell Zuckoff that truly captivates the attention of everyone who has come across this bestselling masterpiece. As much as the story is based on real events, it is sometimes difficult to find any differences between this and a fiction novel due to how surreal everything was during those 13 hours of the siege.
13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi Audiobook by Mitchell Zuckoff, Annex Security Team follows the same pattern as other bestselling works on the genre of "Special Operations" such as "Lone Survivor" which tells the tale of a NAVY SEAL operation in Afghanistan or " No Easy Day" which narrates the events that led to the killing of Osama Bin Laden by Seal Team Six.
13 Hours is an action story through and through and the author does not waste any time in dealing with the politics or US foreign policies. We are immediately treated to an action-packed detail of events that led to the attack on Benghazi by Lybian forces and how the brave US Soldiers endure through it all until they could make their scape.
The book has, however, been criticized for not offering any newer information about what was already know about the tricky situation that Benghazi represented for the US and its rhetoric position on the Middle East.
Regardless of the criticism about the content, author and journalism professor at Boston University, Mitchell Zuckoff has been praised for his elaborated research and style of narrative. He met in secret with several CIA Operatives, or "Security Contractors" as they address themselves as that were present at Benghazi during the time of the attack. Thanks to their information, Zuckoff was able to create a minute by minute description of everything that went to a near accurately perfection.