Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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The Mossad is widely recognized today as the best intelligence service in the world. It is also the most enigmatic, shrouded in secrecy. In Mossad, authors MichaelBar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal take us behind the closed curtain with riveting, eye-opening, boots-on-the-ground accounts of the most dangerous, most crucial missions in the agency's 60-year history. These are real Mission: Impossible true stories brimming with high-octane action - from the breathtaking capture of Nazi executioner Adolf Eichmann to the recent elimination of key Iranian nuclear scientists.
Anyone who is fascinated by the world of international espionage, intelligence, and covert black-ops warfare will find Mossad electrifying.
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|Listening Length||14 hours and 34 minutes|
|Author||Michael Bar-Zohar, Nissim Mishal|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||October 07, 2014|
|Publisher||Blackstone Audio, Inc.|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #7,573 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
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Actually, the topics discussed throughout the book are fascinating, and overcome a lot of the shortcomings the text has. I assume the stuff is true, or at least as true as the authors could allow it to be. It is interesting in that some details seem familiar from reading other books (both fiction and presumed nonfiction), while other passages claim authenticity while naming previously believed thoughts to be myth. Obviously, regular people will never know exactly what happens inside any intelligence agency, but this book does have a strong "feel" of being authentic.
I happen to be a big fan of Daniel Silva, whose excellent books tell of the adventures of Israeli secret agents. Reading this book makes me wonder where he gets his information. The foundations for many of his stories can be found in this book, although with different names and details. It's sort of fun comparing his characters with those described in this here.
Top reviews from other countries
There is a current revival about some of the greatest Mossad ops and this book expands on what is already known.
I love the fact Israel takes care of its own and have one of the most elite military forces and special operations in the world.
Easily readable, well written, and perfectly executed
But then again it demonstrates the futility of war where no one really wins at he end of it all ,but the arms manufacturers and their elite organisations hidden in their own obscene little worlds ,where suffering and death don't mean a whole lot to them.
I was expecting that the book would probably throw light on the spectacular success stories of the agency. But, as it turned out the book also talked about the failures, embarrassments, misuse of power at the agency’s top,and internal disputes in the organization.
There are 21 chapters in the book – each tells the story of a different mission.
You will see Mossad agents hunting Nazi war criminals in South America, apprehending deserters, assassinating enemies, and even carrying out rescue operations involving Jews in hostile nations. One mission stood out when Mossad had been tasked with rescuing a child kidnapped by his Orthodox grandfather and smuggled abroad with the help of some powerful people. Once, Mossad also made a Nazi war hero work for them.
In the pages of this book – you will meet some extraordinary men & women; some in the service of Mossad while some were the “enemies”.
Each mission reads like a spy thriller. Not some outlandish James Bond adventure – but, something more realistic. The planning, the reconnaissance, the actual execution, the dangers & consequences of capture and not to forget the element of dumb luck – everything is so thrilling.
The authors have included thirty odd pages of bibliography at the end of the book and claimed to use the most reliable information sources. But, in my humble opinion when Mossad is involved – we can never be sure of anything. The authors might have spared no effort but still! We will probably never know the complete truth. Nevertheless, the book was an entertaining read.
It would have been better if the authors had included some geo-political background. It would have allowed readers to better understand the context.
We can debate the legality or ethics of these missions endlessly – people had been assassinated and at times even innocents died. I would only say that if you find the content interesting then you might want to give the book a try.