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On Wings of Eagles | [Ken Follett]

On Wings of Eagles

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©1983 Ken Follett; (P)1984 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"A marvelous, rare, terrific read...as exciting as a novel." (USA Today)
"Superb....Ken Follett's fans may be reluctant to see him return to fiction." (The New York Times Book Review)

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    Tammy Portsmouth, RI, USA 06-19-08
    Tammy Portsmouth, RI, USA 06-19-08
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    "Was the narrator in a hurry?"

    Did they give this guy a deadline? He spoke so fast if you were distracted for just a few seconds you missed a lot. I slowed the speed down for my iPod, and some chapters were tolerable. Then he used a normal speaking speed, I had to change back. Next chapter he was rushing again. I got tired of dealing with it so I never finished listening for more than a couple of hours. I think this would have been a great book if not for the narration.

    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Mike CORONA, CA, United States 06-10-10
    Mike CORONA, CA, United States 06-10-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Good story terrible audio editing"

    The story was very good. One of those stories where you know the ending going in, but still enjoy the ride.
    The audio editing on the other hand was awful. The narrator's voice would change significantly mid-sentence. It was obvious the recordings were done on different days and no attempt was made to seamlessly stitch the recordings together. Also the speed kept changing. The narrator would read fast, then slow, then fast again. The pitch of his voice changed accordingly, and can someone explain why, after 13 chapters Colonel Bullworth suddenly starts speaking with a heavy Boston accent??

    There were several passages that Mr. Follett must have gotten straight from Perot - they were soooo self serving and mushsy, he was almost a God!

    Would have given it a higher rating if the audio editing was done better. All-in-all, worth the listen.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    juan san cristobal de la cuesta, Spain 12-24-10
    juan san cristobal de la cuesta, Spain 12-24-10
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    "on wings of fast paced eagles"

    I just found the narrators a bit too fast paced, not that I couldn't understand (as I believe my english is sort of ok with speed reading or listening) but it was simply a bit unconfortable to listen to. Pace gives audio books all its
    meaning and a pleasant or unpleaseant experience.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Winnipeg, MB, Canada 09-02-11
    Scott Winnipeg, MB, Canada 09-02-11 Member Since 2009
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    "What the hell is that?"

    This was a very interesting story that was RUINED by multiple narrators. If they had used multiple people for individual characters that would have been fine, but there were 5 or 6 different narrators used throughout and they would change at odd times.

    Read the book.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jon Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada 04-20-11
    Jon Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada 04-20-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Fine book, dreadful reader"

    On Wings of Eagles, while not my favorite Follett, is a fine book that held my interest throughout. On the other hand, this reader is the worst I've come across in all of Audible. There are no pauses, he just pushes forward in the same incessant way. The changes of vocal timbe from chapter to chapter are so jarring that I wonder if there are actually two readers electronically spliced together. This book deserves another Audible version that isn't so difficult to listen to.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Erika Frankfurt am Main, Germany 08-03-11
    Erika Frankfurt am Main, Germany 08-03-11
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    "Speedreading Record"

    The book may be great, but I like to be read to and entertained. Here someone tries to achieve a new speedreading record. I believe this has been technically speeded up, I cannot believe one can read aloud that fast. Not a pleasure to listen to and I have given up.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Cornelius, NC, United States 02-09-11
    Paul Cornelius, NC, United States 02-09-11
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    "Couldn't finish it..."

    Listen to a sample first. I think the narrator was a friggin cyborg. Absolutely painful to listen to. I listened to an hour of it and had to stop because I think my brain started to bleed out. I wanted to die. Dont bother.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Shirley Oakland, TN, United States 01-04-09
    Shirley Oakland, TN, United States 01-04-09 Member Since 2007
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    "terror and hold your breath for more"

    this was a book that was so real and horrifying and that every snentence held my attnetion.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Donna somers point, NJ, United States 08-23-08
    Donna somers point, NJ, United States 08-23-08
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    "Good read!"

    Better than I thought it would be! Really enjoyed it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Wayne Lewis 05-16-08 Listener Since 2007
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    "Super Boss"

    It's too bad more business leaders don't display the employee loyalty told about in this book. A truely great man and one I would love to work for.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    "Super fast reader"

    The book was read with such haste it was completely ruined for both my wife and myself, this caused us to abandon listening to the book after a matter of minutes.
    I would definately NOT recomend this book to any one.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • fred
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    "to fast"

    the recording of this audiuo is far to fast. i couldnt understand what was going on. it wasent because my i pod was on double speed. it was at the correct speed at half speed but then had an eco

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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