The Way of the Strangers

  • by Graeme Wood
  • Narrated by Jeff Harding
  • 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From Graeme Wood, author of the explosive Atlantic cover story 'What ISIS Really Wants', comes the definitive book on the history, psychology, character and aims of the Islamic State. Based on Wood's unprecedented access to supporters, recruiters and high-ranking members of the most infamous jihadist group in the world, The Way of the Strangers is a riveting, fast-paced deep dive into the apocalyptic dogma that informs the group's worldview, from the ideas that motivate it to the 'fatwa factory' that produces its laws to its very specific plans for the future. By accepting that ISIS truly believes the end is nigh, we can understand its strategy - and predict what it will do next.


What the Critics Say

"Wood is a fearless, relentlessly curious and magnetically interesting writer who takes us on an intellectual and theological journey to the darkest places on the planet, and yet he manages to do this without despairing for our collective future. This book is a triumph of journalism." (Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief, The Atlantic)


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This book has helped me approach the threat of so called Islamic State. I am grateful for its in depth analysis of the group's why and wherefore. Its detailed description of the historical development and the personal development of some of its key members.
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- Paul Laurence

Book Details

  • Release Date: 31-01-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios