Digital Download Penguin Audio 2012
DD ISBN 9781101579503 $29.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2012
CD ISBN 9781470832445 $76.00 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781470832469 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
The authors recount the rescue of a small group of American diplomats holed up in the home of a Canadian colleague when Iranian militants seized the United States embassy in Tehran in November 1979. Dylan Baker does a creditable job in this generally straight narration. But even his excellent skills are tested as he attempts to extract the excitement in the story. He does use some limited and effective voicing for small-part players such as the officious Iranian airport functionaries. His pacing and timing are also good but sometimes fall prey to the story’s poor quality. This work (now a feature film) may be of interest to listeners who loved the Ken Follett/Ross Perot ON WINGS OF EAGLES story. This is the government version of the private sector rescue. M.C. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2012]
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