Set against the backdrop of the Islamic revolution, Follett presents the factual account of Ross Perot's daring plot to rescue two of his corporate employees from an Iranian prison. Morse's dramatization demonstrates an impressive range--no scripted voice goes uncharacterized (whether it's Perot's or some anonymous Iranian captor's). Morse enacts many of the novel's unvoiced narrative passages with broad emotional strokes colored by the fear, excitement or dread of the particular situation. Despite these energetic attempts, the reading ultimately fails to captivate, due in no small part to the abridgment itself; while long on names and places, it falls far short in elucidating cause and motivation. R.W.B. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
Présentation de l'éditeur
On Wings of Eagles is the account of an incredible rescue by a Green Beret colonel and a group of corporate executives hastily trained into a fighting team. When Ross Perot, millionaire head of the Dallas-based company EDS, discovered that two of his key men in Iran had been jailed, he turned to the one man in America who could help. Colonel ‘Bull’ Simons, famed World War II and Vietnam commando, agreed to do what the US government could not – go in and get the men out. This is the stuff of Follet’s fiction – a secret penetration into a dangerous territory; a dramatic jailbreak; a harrowing overland escape to the Turkish border – and all the more extraordinary because it is fact.
A superb edge-of-the-seat true story.
Number-one bestselling author Ken Follett tells the inspiring, true story of the Middle East hostage crisis that began in 1979, and of the unconventional means Ross Perot used to save his countrymen.
Recreates the harrowing, real-life adventure of a successful prison break engineered by Colonel Bull Simons, a World War II and Vietnam commando, who rescued two Texans imprisoned in a Teheran jail. Book available.