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4.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 5 4.19 (43 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ken Follett Narrator: Marcia Hyde, Larry Robinson, Ralph Williams, Joan Tuit, R. Ted Andriese, various narrators Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2007 ISBN: 9781423328711
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When two of his American employees were held hostage in a heavily guarded prison fortress in Iran, one man took matters into his own hands: American businessman H. Ross Perot. His team consisted of a group of volunteers from the executive ranks of his corporation, hand-picked and trained by a retired Green Beret officer. To free the imprisoned Americans, they would face incalculable odds on a mission that only true heroes would have dared.…

“Superb…Ken Follett’s fans may be reluctant to see him return to fiction.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A marvelous, rare, terrific read…as exciting as a novel.” —USA Today

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph Badal | 2/20/2014

    " Proof that you don't have to make this stuff up. The book documents a true life rescue that involves American and Iranian heroes against teh evil of the Khomeini regime. Wonderful thriller! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shubhra T | 2/4/2014

    " A thrilling book on the rescue of its 2 employees by EDS and its chief Ross Perot, after their kidnapping in Iran. Really worth a read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 1/25/2014

    " I was coerced into reading this book by an old friend who ran for Congress in NJ. He is a Republican, I am not. We both loved H. Ross Perot, though, who was shown in a heroic light in this book. It provided some common ground for our brief discussions(though he tried ardently to get me to become pro-life and etc) on politics. To my knowledge, this is Ken Follett's only Non-Fiction book. I would like to know exactly what Perot is doing today. I would like to sit down at a Texas Chat-n-Chew and ask him questions. That would be quite a day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl Schibley | 1/16/2014

    " True story. Great adventure. Brave people. Read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 1/4/2014

    " Who knew Ross Perot wasn't just your average Presidential candidate but also a hero? Good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzan Pinciotti | 12/18/2013

    " one of my top three favorite Ken Follett books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jameszike | 12/8/2013

    " Excellent book. I don't usually enjoy non-fiction, but I did this book; it reads like an action thriller. I gained a lot of respect for Ross Perot. He is a rare individual who is dynamic and has a deep loyalty to his employees and his country. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert Grant | 12/5/2013

    " Not bad at all. I had to keep reminding myself that this is based on a true story. Good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 11/18/2013

    " A true story that reads like fiction...couldn't put it down! Highly recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika | 11/5/2013

    " A little on the wordy side but an amazing, true story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Waqas Mhd | 11/3/2013

    " great read and enjoyed it more because of the fact that it's a true story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clay | 10/26/2013

    " I used to work for Ross Perot, I hadn't read the book before I met him and he gave me a copy. I was amazed at the true story of escape from Iran. This is a must read given the politics of Iran today. Excellent page turner of a book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 10/1/2013

    " The book starts a little slow and dry, but this is a true story, not a novel of fiction. This is an amazing story and should be on everyone's Must Read list. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brickinthewall | 9/17/2013

    " Intense... And gripping. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 9/16/2013

    " In 1979 two of Ross Perot's employees were arrested in Iran without any charges. This is the story of their ordeal and extraction by private citizens operating under Mr. Perot's orders. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 lunaticprophet | 7/12/2013

    " ***+ Very enjoyable book made more so by the fact that the story it's based on is true. Very good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily Hope | 6/20/2013

    " I liked this book. You have to understand that this is a true story so it doesn't have the twists and turns of most adventure novels, but realizing that this really happened makes this an amazing story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carie Woodbury | 4/16/2013

    " Another amazing true story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natasa Tovornik | 3/15/2013

    " could not put it away. a must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick Blaine | 12/7/2012

    " My first Follett Read, and I became hooked. True story written in compelling fashion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joni | 9/19/2012

    " One of my all-time favorite books. This one is a keeper and one to read every 5 years or so. Great history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 6/10/2012

    " I found this true story amazing. A must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roger | 2/23/2012

    " This is a true story - not fiction. It will shed a different light on Ross Perot. I worked at EDS for 13 years - and I met Paul Chiapparone, one of the EDS hostages caught in the middle of the Iranian Revolution. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathie | 2/14/2012

    " Fast moving --great read -- highly recommend this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eleanor Groom | 11/27/2011

    " Maybe Follett will write a book on Bengazi. Excellent true story and I have so much more respect for Ross Perot!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn Anderson | 10/27/2011

    " This made me like non-fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Manny | 5/20/2011

    " Ross Perot was a truly brave man. Long gone are the days when a company would actually care. I am sure there is a back story not told here, but if the content of this book is 60% true, I have new respect for the Mr. Perot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roger | 4/11/2011

    " This is a true story - not fiction. It will shed a different light on Ross Perot. I worked at EDS for 13 years - and I met Paul Chiapparone, one of the EDS hostages caught in the middle of the Iranian Revolution. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas | 4/4/2011

    " Cool story. Unfortunately the first half is much more exciting than the second half, and the book peters out. I think much of the last 1/3 of the book could have been removed without losing much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rodger | 3/17/2011

    " I liked this very much "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rita Kay | 3/15/2011

    " I enjoyed reading this day by day account of Ross Perot's directed rescue of two EDS employees from Iran during the time of the Shah's leaving Iran. General Huyser who was part of negotiations was our friend in Stuttgart at that time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 3/4/2011

    " My favorite book by Ken Follett by far....Excellent "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frances | 3/2/2011

    " different to his usual books as is non fiction , so does not include KF's normal wonderfull characters.
    still enjoyable and interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 2/4/2011

    " This is the true story about American businessmen stuck in Iran during the 1979 revolution and how their employer, Ross Perot, took it upon himself to find a way to get them out. Made me a huge Perot fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jana | 1/26/2011

    " In this account of a real-life rescue of two EDS employees captured in Iran, Follet gives a fascinating glimpse into a corporate world that no longer seems to exist. In addition to Follett's careful attention to detail, I was impressed by the commitment that all these men had to one another. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 1/24/2011

    " I learned a lot about the revolution in Iran. I also found it very interesting to read about Ross Perot--a man I only previously new about from his failed presidential campaign as an independent when I was a kid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elysa | 1/15/2011

    " I read this 20 years ago and remember much of this book. I also remember loving reading it. Meaning to read it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 lunaticprophet | 1/11/2011

    " ***+ Very enjoyable book made more so by the fact that the story it's based on is true. Very good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney | 1/8/2011

    " This is a very good story. It is supposed to be totally true, however, it just seems like all of it really could not have happened! It seems to drag on at times, but I guess there isn't anything Follett could have omitted. The ending makes it all worth while. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 1/2/2011

    " Ken Follett is one of my favorite authors, especially for espionage thriller stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shilpi | 12/31/2010

    " This book made me realize - real life does make a better book than most books based on fiction.
    This is a real story of how a powerful man of a powerful corporation cares for his employees, when all the-powers-that-be are either indifferent or too scared to do anything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geoff | 12/29/2010

    " I worked for EDS and met some of the executives in this book. Hard not to be fascinated. Never met Ross Perot, but the people at the company later were very black/white on hi, They either loved him...or they didn't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 12/29/2010

    " Reading as a book on tape. This story is based on a true war story and is very interesting and enlightening. I never thought much of Ross Perot but this story has changed my mind, the man has a big heart and cares a lot for those who work for his company EDS. "

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About the Author
Author Ken Follett

Ken Follett burst into the book world with Eye of the Needle, an award-winning thriller and international bestseller. After several more successful thrillers, he surprised everyone with The Pillars of the Earth and its long-awaited sequel, World without End, a national and international bestseller. His magnificent historical epic, the Century trilogy, opened with the bestselling Fall of Giants.