The Ghosts of Langley: Into the CIA's Heart of Darkness

15 CDs. 18 hrs. Tantor. Nov. 2017. ISBN 9781541417854. $42.99. LAW
Many people view the CIA as an institution possessing almost supernatural powers that some believe are used for good and some for evil. Prados provides the listener with a meticulously well-documented journey through the history of this legendary agency from the early days of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and "Wild Bill" Donovan through the Trump administration. Events range from the black sites of the global war on terror and the Contras in Nicaragua to Cold War plots and intrigues and the many minute details about the actual construction of the CIA campus in Langley, VA. The narration by Charles Constant is clear, and his skillful use of inflection to convey a point only adds to the experience.
VERDICT The personalities explored and the exploits of the agency are viewed in a biased and negative light that may prove distracting to the listener.

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