Facing Down Evil
- Life on the Edge as an FBI Hostage Negotiator
- Narrated by: Alan Sklar
- Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 12-01-06
- Language: English
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
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By Amazon Customer on 12-30-08
Window into the FBI Hostage Negotiator's World
This is a great audiobook. It provides a window in to the world of the FBI hostage negotiator. The book takes you into the front lines of high profile, potentially and actually violent confrontations between criminals and the FBI. If you have an interest in the FBI, hostage rescue operations, SWAT teams, negotiating in high stakes, or just the psychology of hostage taking criminals, this is a must read/listen. Highly recommended.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By S. Perry on 09-28-08
An Enjoyable "Listen"
The pleasure of so many audiobooks comes down to the combination of a good yarn and good narrating, This book is a good story; he provides an interesting biographical sketch and focuses in on the key cases in which he was involved, but not so much that they become boring; and the narration makes it very interesting to listen to.
The author spends the last chapter or so offering his views on the Waco incident, and then more time is spent offering views on the state of current policing and negotiating. Fortunately this is at the end of the book so if you're not interested it can be easily skipped, without making you think that you're not getting your money's worth.
All told, it was enjoyable and easy to listen to.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful