The 9/11 Commission Report


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(3.7 stars; 45 reviews)

9/11 Commission Report, formally titled Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, is the official report of the events leading up to the September 11, 2001 attacks. It was prepared by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (informally sometimes known as the "9/11 Commission" or the "Kean/Zelikow Commission") at the request of the President of the United States and Congress.

The commission convened on November 26, 2002 (441 days after the attack) and their final report was issued on July 22, 2004

(23 hr 20 min)

Chapters

Preface 9:33 Read by Sam Stinson
1. We Have Some Planes, 1.1 Inside the Four Flights 45:09 Read by Sam Stinson
1.2 Improvising a Homeland Defense 1:07:52 Read by musil
1.3 National Crisis Management 33:17 Read by Bob Seybold
2.1 A Declaration of War 6:58 Read by Carl Manchester
2.2 Bin Ladin's Appeal in the Islamic World 17:19 Read by James Christopher
2.3 The Rise of Bin Ladin and al Qaeda 14:31 Read by Great Plains
2.4 Building an Organization 13:25 Read by ajacoby
2.5 Al Qaeda's Renewal in Afghanistan 23:01 Read by Corey M. Snow
3. Counterterrorism Evolves, 3.1 From the Old Terrorism to the New 9:09 Read by BiddyM
3.2 Adaptation--and Nonadaptation--in the Law Enforcement Community 31:55 Read by BiddyM
3.3 ... and in the Federal Aviation Administration 13:30 Read by Maire Rhode
3.4 ... and in the Intelligence Community 29:36 Read by Maire Rhode
3.5 ... and in the State Department and the Defense Department 15:58 Read by Bob Seybold
3.6 ... and in the White House 11:58 Read by Bob Seybold
3.7 ... and in the Congress 15:27 Read by Bob Seybold
4.1 Before the Bombings in Kenya and Tanzania 25:39 Read by AnnaGrace
4.2 Crisis: August 1998 22:19 Read by Maire Rhode
4.3 Diplomacy 20:33 Read by Maire Rhode
4.4 Covert Action 29:18 Read by Maire Rhode
4.5 Searching for Fresh Options 31:22 Read by AnnaGrace
5.1 Terrorist Entrepreneurs 25:13 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
5.2 The "Planes Operation" 23:11 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
5.3 The Hamburg Contingent 32:45 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
5.4 A Money Trail? 14:40 Read by Maire Rhode
6. From Threat To Threat, 6.1 The Millennium Crisis 24:33 Read by Corey M. Snow
6.2 Post-Crisis Reflection 28:01 Read by Corey M. Snow
6.3 The Attack on the USS Cole 25:20 Read by Corey M. Snow
6.4 Change and Continuity 22:43 Read by Anna Simon
6.5 The New Administration's Approach 41:28 Read by Anna Simon
7.1 First Arrivals in California 27:08 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
7.2 The 9/11 Pilots in the United States 24:04 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
7.3 Assembling the Teams 27:30 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
7.4 Final Strategies and Tactics 39:06 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
8.1 The Summer of Threat 37:18 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
8.2 Late Leads 38:09 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
9.1 Preparedness as of September 11 18:14 Read by Bob Seybold
9.2 September 11, 2001 - part 1 1:12:08 Read by Allyson Hester
9.2 September 11, 2001 - part 2 22:25 Read by Allyson Hester
9.3 Emergency Response at the Pentagon 7:33 Read by Allyson Hester
9.4 Analysis 30:45 Read by Maire Rhode
10. Wartime, 10.1 Immediate Responses at Home 16:45 Read by Maire Rhode
10.2 Planning for War 14:58 Read by Carl Manchester
10.3 "Phase Two" and the Question of Iraq 21:53 Read by Carl Manchester
11. Foresight--and Hindsight, 11.1 Imagination 30:33 Read by Cori Samuel
11.2 Policy 8:44 Read by texttalker
11.3 Capabilities 8:26 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
11.4 Management 22:15 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
12.1 Reflecting on a Generational Challenge 15:28 Read by Maire Rhode
12.2 Attack Terrorists and Their Organizations 27:54 Read by Bob Seybold
12.3 Prevent the Continued Growth of Islamist Terrorism 25:18 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
12.4 Protect against and Prepare for Terrorist Attacks 47:42 Read by Phillipa Chantry
13. How To Do It?, 13.1 Unity of Effort across the Foreign-Domestic Divide 23:50 Read by BiddyM
13.2 Unity of Effort in the Intelligence Community 27:33 Read by Maire Rhode
13.3 Unity of Effort in Sharing Information 9:24 Read by Maire Rhode
13.4 Unity of Effort in the Congress 9:04 Read by Bob Seybold
13.5 Organizing America's Defenses 18:41 Read by Alana Jordan

Reviews

(0.5 stars)

waste of time, nothing but lies.

missing information

(1 stars)

my review has nothing against the reader at all. With that being said there are 28 pages of this report that have been omitted due to them being labeled "classified". These missing pages prove that Saudi Arabia influenced the attack on our country as well as debunking other myths our "Officials" spoon fed us as being fact.

confusing

(0.5 stars)

This book is based on lies. The commission report was written in point form before commission members ever had their first meeting.

Thank you

(5 stars)

On audible the this cost over 80 dollars and its free on librivox! Heck yeah!

(0.5 stars)

Lol, I'm not even going to listen to this. I read the description. And lul'd.

Great

(5 stars)

Very descriptive and gives lots of information about the attacks

informative, one reader mispronounces too many words

(4 stars)

I love this. Very informative. However, there are multiple readers and most are great but one has a very soft voice that I found hard to listen to. Worst of all, she mispronounces at least one word per sentence. If this kind of thing annoys you, you will be cringing a lot. I just couldn’t bear listening to those chapters. However, I loved all the other presenters.