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On April 29, 1980, British police assured Iran that their embassy was secure. The very next day, terrorists stormed the embassy and took 26 hostages. With the Iranian government willing to let the hostages become martyrs, and the British government only willing to talk if the terrorists surrendered, 26 lives hung in the balance.
What followed was six days of tension and terror. It was finally ended when the SAS launched a daring rescue mission, broadcast live on television. Millions held their breath, waiting to see the outcome of Operation Nimrod.
©2015 Russell Phillips (P)2015 Russell Phillips
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By A. Kessel on 09-24-15

Excellent Narration of an Interesting Event!

If you could sum up Operation Nimrod in three words, what would they be?

Interesting. Surprising. Informative.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It is. What makes is so is the excellent narration by Phillip Mather.

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The narrator once again proves his skills in narration. Mr. Mather proves to be the quintessential voice for bringing history to life. I can easily picture the narrator as a favorite college professor, regaling his students with his talent to bring what could be ordinary historical tales to life in a way that both fascinates and educates.

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By Ted on 09-23-15

A Riveting Performance of a Great Historical Momen

Nobody does it better than Mather (Phillip J. Mather) When it comes to historical non-fiction. His meter and tempo accentuate rather than trample on the story which is wonderfully written. BRAVO

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By ComradeOblivious on 10-07-15

Good. If you can handle the narrator and the price.

For the price this is a costly book. It's well written and read but very short.

The narrator has a very deep voice which exposed some of the weaknesses in my cars speakers.

Overall though it was decent. Maybe if it had been cheaper it would have faired better in my feelings.

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By John Gray on 09-27-15

Very good quick listen

Full disclosure I received this book as free review copy from the author.

I really enjoyed this book, it was short at 4 hrs but stuck to the details of the siege without wandering off into the larger politics of the time. I learnt a lot about the event, such as the Iranians were the victims of the attack and not as I thought the instigators and post action the police investigating the SAS in the same way as if they were bank robbers.

If you have an interest in the event I recommend this book wholeheartedly.

My only criticism is the narrator who has a very British deep voice and relatively slow narration speed. When I first put it on I thought it had been put into x0.75 narration speed, but it hadn't. He is slightly off putting but you get used to it after the first hour.

I will be seeking out the authors other titles. 5*

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