[Download] Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History By Matt Baglio, Antonio Mendez

Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History

By: Matt Baglio, Antonio Mendez
Narrated by: Dylan Baker
Length: 9 hours
Release date: Sep 13, 2012
Rating: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (140 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
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The true account of the 1979 rescue of six American hostages from Iran

On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal and a quake in global politics still reverberating today. But there's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escaped. And a midlevel agent named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them.

Armed with foreign film visas, Mendez and an unlikely team of CIA agents and Hollywood insiders-directors, producers, actors-traveled to Tehran under the guise of scouting locations for a fake film called Argo. While pretending to find the perfect scenery and backdrops, the team succeeded in  contacting the escapees and smuggling them out of Iran  without a single shot being fired.

Antonio Mendez finally details the mind-bogglingly complex and dangerous operation he led more than three decades ago. A true story of secret identities and international intrigue, Argo is the gripping account of the history-making collusion between Hollywood and high-stakes espionage.


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27 Responses to “[Download] Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History By Matt Baglio, Antonio Mendez”

  1. Shelby F.

    Not so much
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

  2. Dominique Didyk

    Guess you had to be there
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

  3. S. McDonald

    Squad goals!
    Too rarely do we get to hear about a government job done right, by people who care, and where caring and big, nutty thinking matters.
    Here is that story. I knew the ending and was still happily transfixed.

  4. Everette Dobbin

    Good insight to a historic event.
    Any additional comments?

  5. Pat

    Pulls You Right Back Into History
    I love the recent movie, which is why I decided to read the book. The stage setting of history made the book, and the movie, even better. The details and emotion of the event made the book terrific, and even shedded some light on scenes in te movie. A must read for the history buffs and lover of the movie.

  6. Patricia Norr

    terrific glimpse into the rescue
    The story of how the hostage crises occurred and how the Canadians and CIA came to the rescue. Exciting to see such innovative problem solving when lives are at stake.

  7. Dora Casile

    Suspenseful and Riveting True Story
    What made the experience of listening to Argo the most enjoyable?

  8. Margarito Blumenthal

    Great Book
    What did you love best about Argo?

  9. Clarita Hyzer

    disapoined
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

  10. Gloria A.

    Details bog down fascinating story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

  11. Hipolito Boward

    Outstanding Book and Performance
    What a great story, and equally great performance! The movie was a good watch, too,, but anyone minimally familiar with cinema knew that all that drama was obviously too much unlikely to be true. So the book was a very welcome dose of reality to see the true facts brhind the fantasy. And when you know it, you realize that reality can be even more surprising than fiction.

  12. Monroe Pully

    A fast listen, but Baker adds nothing
    What did you like best about this story?

  13. Robbie B.

    One of my favorite audio books!
    Would you listen to Argo again? Why?

  14. Amado Maditz

    Loved the book and narration
    What did you love best about Argo?

  15. Anton Parrill

    Very Informative
    While the movie was an edge of your seat movie, I left the movie wanting to know more details and background, so I got the book. It is well written and narrated, and certainly does give you the background, without going into unnecessary and boring details. Highly recommend it.

  16. Bruno Shuffler

    Liked the movie better.
    This was an interesting read, but a rare case where the movie is much better than the book. There was some interesting background but not enough focus on the core of the story.

  17. Elodia Stearnes

    Fabulous book. I enjoyed every minute of it.
    Would you consider the audio edition of Argo to be better than the print version?

  18. dave_iowa

    better than fiction
    So Good! why is this not how we learned history in school. loved the attention to detail. never boring.

  19. Catrice Bowcutt

    See The Movie
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

  20. Wm Hons

    Movie does not compare!
    Would you consider the audio edition of Argo to be better than the print version?

  21. Julian Sumlin

    Had to speed up the narration to make it through
    Would you ever listen to anything by Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio again?

  22. Van Nice

    The real story behind the movie!
    I saw the movie and wanted to know the REAL story. Dylan Baker is a wonderful narrator and makes listening a joy. This is a great story and should be experienced. The movie was a good thriller, but this book gives an account of how it is remembered by a main character. Highly recommended.

  23. Genevie Pettus

    Pretty good book. Not a great reading.
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

  24. Juan Marcy

    Good content, bad narration
    The book is good. But the narration is really slow . I have to speed it up 1.25x.

  25. Gene S.

    Great Detailed Story
    Would you listen to Argo again? Why?

  26. Hal P.

    Wow!
    So interesting! The story moves along great and was great for a road trip. It also had a really cool background on the CIA.

  27. Berta Bueckers

    Amazing story with a hollywood movie
    If you could sum up Argo in three words, what would they be?

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