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Life Inside the Bubble

Why a Top-Ranked Secret Service Agent Walked Away from It All
Narrated by: Mark F. Smith
Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: History, American
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Summary

He swore to take a bullet for the President and left it all behind to take a bullet for the American people. Why would a successful, twelve-year Secret Service agent resign his position in the prime of his career to run for political office against all the odds?

New York Times bestseller, Life Inside the Bubble is an intimate look at life inside the presidential "bubble," a haze of staffers, consultants, cronies, acolytes, bureaucrats and lobbyists that creates the "alternate reality" in which monumental policy decisions are made. And it is the story of a dedicated Secret Service professional who, after years inside the "bubble," walked away in favor of sounding a clarion call to the American people in defense of sane government and the U.S. Constitution.

Finally, why the Fast & Furious scandal, the bombings in Boston and the terrorist attacks in Benghazi are harbingers of what's to come without a bold change in direction.

Take the journey with Dan Bongino from the tough streets of New York City where he was raised, and later patrolled as a member of the NYPD, to the White House as a member of the elite Presidential Protective Division, through his ultimate decision to resign from the Secret Service - during the Obama Administration - in the prime of his career to run for the United States Senate against the feared Maryland Democratic machine. Follow his experiences inside the Washington, D.C., matrix and discover why a government filled with some incredibly dedicated people nevertheless continues to make such frequent and tragic mistakes.

©2013 Dan Bongino (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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  • Elliana Fladstol
  • 18-05-18

Great read

Having a firsthand look at the inner workings of government was eye opening. Having listened to Dan on Fox made me curious how he came to leave the Secret Service. Every chance I got to listen w/o interruptions was grabbed. Thanks for sharing your story.

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  • Samuel
  • 23-06-16

Excellent.

Thank you for your service! I look forward to your continued service in elected office, one day.

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  • RHH
  • 07-05-19

Fascinating inside look!

I found this book to be a fascinating look from the inside of the government. I like that he was able to provide a view from the inside while not being personally invested in the decision loop. Great book!

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  • Mark G.
  • 05-01-19

Fascinating book

This was a fascinating book. I enjoyed hearing about Dan's work with the Secret Service and the evolution of his career. I think Dan is a great speaker too so I would have enjoyed him narrating his own story.

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  • Johnte Hall
  • 09-01-18

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great work. it is nice to hear different angles of how our government works. I first saw Mr
Bongino in an interview in whick I thought he was a Marine, but he was not. the way he caries himself, very professional. he holds high standards of excellence.

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  • J K
  • 05-01-20

Insightful

Great story of working through adversity and going after your dreams. Plus very insightful about how the government works. Well worth the time.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-11-19

Great audible book!

This was a great book. I enjoyed hearing the inside perspective of a type A, overacheiving outsider. Dan Bongino makes his stories connect with the listener. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants a little background from inside the bubble.

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  • DorothyFeht
  • 28-07-19

Inspiring

I enjoy watching Dan Bongino on Fox News. Reading about the man from behind the scenes is nothing short and inspiring.

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  • dona m k
  • 08-12-18

Enjoyed

I like that this wasn't a hit on our former President, but just the facts as he saw them. I think some times we forget that those that serve our Politicians really do put their life on the line. I really felt he explained the Bubble.

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  • NavyFixItGirl
  • 30-04-18

Great true story!

Dan Bongino tells his wide and varied experiences as a Secret Service agent and why he left he job. His writing here is well narrated and keeps you riveted to his amazing biography.