Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2003
CS ISBN $62.95 Nine cassettes
CD ISBN $72.00/ $15.95(R) Nine CDs
MP3-CD ISBN $24.95 One MP3-CDs
With the sacking of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, one hopes this work will give people an opportunity to consider what sort of leader he was. Author Hamza was the former head of Iraq's nuclear weapons program, a position that gave him special privileges, as well as special access to the regime's corridors of power. His portrait of Saddam is that of a Stalinesque thug, though without Stalin's charm. Robert Whitfield's reading is steady and clear. He uses British pronunciation and employs French and American accents where appropriate. Though not for the fainthearted, this story has to be heard. M.T.F. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 03]
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