American ISIS

Publisher:
Audible, The Intercept, Topic Studios, Western Sound

American ISIS

5.0/5

Critic Rating

American ISIS tells the story of Russell Dennison, an American who converted to Islam and traveled to Syria to fight for the Islamic State. For more than six months, Russell secretly communicated with journalist Trevor Aaronson, sending more than 30 hours of recordings that detail his suburban upbringing, his pursuit by the FBI, his embrace of extremism, and his decision to live and die on distant battlefields. Russell’s recordings provide an unprecedented firsthand account of what it was like for an American to be part of one of the world’s most fearsome terrorist groups.A remarkable work of journalism and...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Lizzy Steiner • Crime Reads Feb 4, 2022

"American ISIS, which features these personal audio recordings alongside Aaronson’s interviews with people who knew Dennison, offers a rare, firsthand look at the inner workings of terrorist group and a young man’s descent into extremism."

See Full Review


Score: 5

Camden Gilreath • The Post Athens Sep 9, 2021

"American ISIS is a gripping listen with shockingly real themes that will leave you conflicted, disturbed and educated."

See Full Review


More In News

Reveal

Reveal

PRX, The Center for Investigative Reporting

Score: 5.0

Go to Podcast

Dubland

Dubland

HeadStuff

Score: 5.0

Go to Podcast

Putin

Putin

BBC

Score: 4.0

Go to Podcast

Broken Doors

Broken Doors

Go to Podcast