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Publisher's Summary

When the shah is thrown out of Iran, the nation's turmoil becomes world headlines. Caught in this shifting world of fanaticism, ambition, duplicity, heartbreak, and violent death are the foreign helicopter pilots who have been servicing the oil fields up and down the country. Their one objective is to make a bold, concerted escape to safety across the Gulf.

James Clavell told the full story of the three weeks it took them to achieve this in his hugely popular best seller Whirlwind. Here he has taken out a single poignant thread from that epic narrative. The result is the moving and tender love story of Erikki, the blond Finnish pilot, and his beautiful high-born Iranian wife, Azadeh.

©1995 Estate of James Clavell (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Disappointed! Do Not Waste Your Money!

If yo u read Whirlwind, you read Escape. Fans of James Clavel are taken advantage of with the publication of this book. There cannot be one word in this book that is not found in Whirlwind. The only change was to reduce the story down to primarily two characters that we followed in Whirlwind. I kept hoping to get their story told with more detail, but that was not the case. If you want to read James Clavel's Asian Saga, stop with Whirlwind. Escape is a ripoff and huge disappointment!

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Con and a ripoff. itsbabridged Whirlwind no sequal

abridged version of whirlwind, a total rip off. they need nore words for this to be posted so ill add cheat and a scam.

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Repeat of part of Book 6.

Listen to book 6 and do not waste time and money on this book. Greatly disappointed.

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An abridged version of Whirlwind:

This an abridged version of Book 6 in this "Asian Saga". Making it number 7 in a saga implies that it is a new book and not an abridged version of the last book in the series. It was a good story and I could see wanting to listen to a 12 hour story compared to the 50 hour story it is created from, yet the marketing around it is completely misleading and therefore I am giving it a 1 star.

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Excerpts from Whirwind

I was disappointed with this audio book only because it appeared to only contain excerpts from Clavell's Whirlwind instead of an additional story. It was more of a summary of each party's escape from Iran, which was the story of Whirwind. I had just listened to Whirlwind, so it was like a rerun.

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Just whirlwind

excellent narrative but it seems that you heard the story before? Yes, Whirlwind the last novel. Nothing new but a good listen

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repeat

this is only snippets from Whirlwind. it's not worth the time if you have read/listened to that book.

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synopsis

if I had known 6.5 was merely a synopsis of 6, I would have saved my money & time.