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3.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 5 3.96 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Clint Van Zandt Narrator: Alan Sklar Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2006 ISBN: 9781400172863
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No ordinary Washington memoir, Facing Down Evil is an unprecedented look behind the scenes of our nation's most powerful law enforcement agency. As the FBI's premier hostage negotiator, Clint Van Zandt worked or consulted on some of recent U.S. history's most unsettling and high-profile conflicts, including the Waco, Oklahoma City, and Unabomber cases. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A surprisingly entertaining series of anecdotes.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The writing…is crisp and fast paced, and Van Zandt’s revelations about hostage negotiation tactics and actual encounters are fascinating.”

    Booklist

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    " If you like true crime stories..this is the book for you. FBI Negotiator Clint Van Zandt tells the stories of his most memorable and unforgettable hostage negotiations. "

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    " Not well-written, but interesting to learn what FBI hostage negotiators do. "

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About the Author

Clint Van Zandt was with the FBI for twenty-five years where he served as a supervisor with the FBI’s internationally respected Behavioral Science or “Silence of the Lambs” Unit. He was also the FBI’s chief hostage negotiator and managed the FBI’s major case/crisis management program. He is the author of Facing Down Evil: Life on the Edge as an FBI Hostage Negotiator.

About the Narrator

Alan Sklar, a graduate of Dartmouth, has excelled in his career as a freelance voice actor. He began narrating audiobooks in 1996, winning seven AudioFile Earphones Awards and earning several “Best Voice” awards. He has also worked as a stage actor and as a promo announcer at WPIX-TV in New York City. His dream is to be an opera singer, a role for which he hones his bass-baritone operatic skills in the upstairs shower of his home.