Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?

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9780099526179: Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and director Morgan Spurlock, who volunteered his body as a guinea pig for the fast food industry in the hit documentary Super Size Me, now sets his sights even higher in Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden?

Spurlock is a jittery father-to-be with a simple question: If OBL is behind 9/11 and all the ensuing worldwide chaos, then why can’t we just catch him? And furthermore, why is his message so compelling to so many people? So the intrepid Spurlock kisses his anxious wife goodbye and–armed with a complete lack of knowledge, experience, or expertise–sets out to make the world safe for infantkind and find the most wanted man on earth.

After boning up on his basic knowledge of OBL, Islam, and the Global War on Terror–and learning how to treat “sucking chest wounds” in a “Surviving Hostile Regions” training course–he hits the Osama trail. He zigzags the globe, drawing ever closer to the heart of darkness near the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, where OBL is rumored to be hiding. Along the way he interviews imams and princes, refugees and soldiers, academics and terrorists. He visits European ghettos where youth aspire to global jihad, breaks the Ramadan fast with Muslims in Cairo, rides in the bomb squad van in Tel Aviv, and writes his blood type on his Kevlar vest at a U.S. base outside of Kandahar. And then the fun really starts.

Companion to the acclaimed documentary, Where in the World is Osama bin Laden? delves even deeper. What readers come away with is possibly the first-ever funny book about terrorism, as well as a greater understanding of a conflict that has cast a shadow across America and the world.

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Morgan Spurlock is an award-winning writer, producer, and director. His movie Super Size Me is one of the highest-grossing documentaries of all time, and earned him an Oscar nomination, and the Best Director prizes at the Sundance and Edinburgh film festivals. He has also produced documentary films, including What Would Jesus Buy? and the acclaimed television show 30 Days, which is in its third season. He lives in New York with his wife, Alex.

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Boldly going where the average American is too fearful to tread, Morgan Spurlock, the creator of the film SUPER SIZE ME, travels the world with his camera crew in an attempt to find the new face of fear, Osama bin Laden. He seeks out a wide range of knowledgeable people to guide him in his quest, thus finding answers to a great many questions that help him, and the listener, better understand the world of Islam. Erik Singer is uncanny with his rendition of the author. Matching cadence, tone, and inflection to the text, he voices Spurlock almost better than Spurlock himself. Additionally, Singer comes through with decently accented voices for the other people present in this audiobook. L.E. AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine

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