Thursday, March 14, 2013
Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled of the Most Audacious Rescue in History by Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio
I listened to this on tape, actually. Well, actually actually it was a library digital download. So shoot me for using dated terms.
It was a fun-ish listen, I guess. Honestly, I was more interested to see how the movie matched up. It was certainly the same story, though it was quite obviously jazzed up a bit. One of the oddest things about the book is learning that Tony Mendez is apparently quite the painting devotee! He got into the CIA as an artist - doing document forging and things like that. But he said in the book that he has always considered himself an artist before a CIA agent. Who'd have thought?
The reader stank. His pronunciation of the word "houseguests" was the most precise, laborious thing I have ever heard.
Enjoyable if, like me, you wanted more details after watching the movie.