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  • All the Ways We Kill and Die

  • An Elegy for a Fallen Comrade, and the Hunt for His Killer
  • By: Brian Castner
  • Narrated by: Brian Castner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
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By: Brian Castner
Narrated by: Brian Castner
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Summary

The search for a friend's killer is a riveting lesson in the way war has changed.

The EOD - explosive ordnance disposal - community is tight-knit, and when one of their own is hurt, an alarm goes out. When Brian Castner, an Iraq War vet, learns that his friend and EOD brother Matt has been killed by an IED in Afghanistan, he goes to console Matt's widow, but he also begins a personal investigation. Is the bomb maker who killed Matt the same man American forces have been hunting since Iraq, known as the Engineer?

In this nonfiction thriller, Castner takes us inside the manhunt for this elusive figure, meeting maimed survivors, interviewing the forensics teams who gather post-blast evidence, the wonks who collect intelligence, the drone pilots and contractors tasked to kill. His investigation reveals how warfare has changed since Iraq, becoming individualized even as it has become hi-tech, with our drones, bomb disposal robots, and CSI-like techniques. As we use technology to identify, locate, and take out the planners and bomb makers, the chilling lesson is that the hunters are also being hunted, and the other side - from Al-Qaeda to ISIS - has been selecting its own high-value targets.

©2016 Brian Castner (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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Glossary needed as not for the layman

Wh waste your time listening unless you have a detailed knowledge of acronym s used by USA military

Every paragraph is full of
These words such as PRED etc

Most of us really just want a well written story without need for a military translator

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  • Travis Garrett
  • 09-10-17

It was an eye opening book.

It was an eye opening book when this is a career I'm pursuing. great listen

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  • Nathan M Hopkins
  • 28-02-17

Great story, very interesting.

Of course, a whole chapter about my brother, the field medic, made it that much more enjoyable.