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Nine Lives

Narrated by: Assaf Cohen
Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
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As one of al-Qaeda's most respected bomb-makers, Aimen Dean rubbed shoulders with the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and swore allegiance to Osama bin Laden himself.

As a double agent at the heart of al-Qaeda's chemical weapons program, he foiled attacks on civilians and saved countless lives, brushing with death so often that his handlers began to call him their spy with nine lives.

This is the story of how a young Muslim, determined to defend his faith, found himself fighting on the wrong side - and his fateful decision to work undercover for his sworn enemy. From the killing fields of Bosnia to the training camps of Afghanistan, from running money and equipment in Britain to dodging barrel bombs in Syria, we discover what life is like inside the global jihad, and what it will take to stop it once and for all.

©2018 Aimen Dean, Tim Lister, Paul Cruickshank (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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fascinating look into islamic extremism<br />

Very topical subject about Islamic extremism and one mans journey to discover the true meaning of his faith. I found this book educational and marvelled at the courage shown by the main character after becoming a spy for the British Secret Service . The narration was excellent. I would definitely recommend this highly entertaining book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-03-2019

Hooked

This book takes a while to get into, but once you do, you will not be able to put it down.

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  • D. DAVIS
  • 08-09-2018

Good, not great

An interesting story of a jihadi turned spy turned erstwhile reformer. As an in-depth and up close look into the mindset of the Islamist terrorist movement, it is pretty compelling. There is no doubt that this is a brave and good man who has significantly contributed to the cause of preventing terrorist plots and action.

It’s not exactly a swashbuckling spy story with lots of action or close calls. My guess is that is probably the pretty typical life of a true spy.

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  • Richard
  • 17-03-2019

Exceptional first hand account of the Jihad ideology

An exceptional first hand account from someone who has lived the life of a Jihad and fought for something bigger than himself. Some may argue that what he done was wrong but having listened to this book, and others like it, I get the distinct impression that Aimen was devout and merely wanted to contribute to the war in an effort to protect his brothers and sister - it was the corrupt and evil that perverted the honourable Muslims intentions.

Listen to this and understand that it’s not simply black and white good and bad but a complex world of ideology.

Brilliant!