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Them: Adventures with Extremists
- By: Jon Ronson
- Narrated by: Jon Ronson
- Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
Them began as a book about different kinds of extremists, but after Jon had got to know some of them - Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen - he found that they had one oddly similar belief: that a tiny, shadowy elite rule the world from a secret room. In Them, Jon sets out, with the help of the extremists, to locate that room. The journey is as creepy as it is comic, and along the way Jon is chased by men in dark glasses, unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp, and more.
The truth is out there! Really out there... No, really, really out there!
- By Lawrence on 20-01-2016
This might be the best audiobook ive ever listened to. Its got everything; charming, wryly funny, factual, tales of derring do and historical curiosity, interesting characters, salacious, disturbing, balanced, travel, glorious locations. Ive listened to it twice and I was electrified both times. Actually the chapter on the Irish priest didnt add much, but was interesting enough as its own story. Ive been to a lot of the places described and they all ring true. I was even mugged by corrupt cops in Bonners Ferry! Ive got so many follow up questions! I never even write online reviews, im just jazzed.