On 29th April 1980, British police assured Iran that their embassy was secure. The very next day, terrorists stormed the embassy and took twenty-six hostages. With the Iranian government willing to let the hostages become martyrs, and the British government only willing to talk if the terrorists surrendered, twenty-six 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.
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About the Author:
Born and brought up in a mining village in South Yorkshire, I have lived and worked in South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Cumbria and Staffordshire. I currently live in Stoke on Trent with my wife and son.
I write books and articles about military technology and history. My articles have been published in Miniature Wargames, Wargames Illustrated and the Society of Twentieth Century Wargamers' Journal. Some of them are available on my website.
This book was Narrated by Phillip J. Mather.
Each year I try and step outside of my comfort spot for books and this is one of them, normally I do not read/listen to war/history/military stuff. My husband is the war/history buff and to be honest I am usually lost when it comes to that type of stuff. I am also just venturing into audiobooks with a few under my belt.
Operation Nimrod, I'll be honest I didn't even know that this had happened almost 35 years ago. When I first started listening to this I was thinking is this for real or a fiction story? I never really paid attention when I read the synopsis. I know that sounds awful but it is honest. I actually went back to the synopsis and also went online to check it out and found a ton of information on this event. I am actually really glad I listened to this audiobook. I have learned about a huge event in UK history and was able to hold may own in a conversation with my history/war buff husband. It was nice for a change to have more info on something I didn't know anything about.
The author did a great job making this book easy to follow along and I didn't find it as a dry read. He has researched this event really well and was straight to the point without all the extra fluff.
I really enjoyed the narrator, Phillip J. Mather. Mather's did a great job, he has a very deep British voice. I think he would make a great narrator for mystery/crime novels. I look forward to more books from both this author and narrator.
I give this audiobook a 4 stars out of 5.
~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.*~