Captive in Iran: A Remarkable True Story of Hope and Triumph amid the Horror of Tehran's Brutal Evin Prison

Maryam Rostampour, Author, Marziyeh Amirizaden, Author, Patty Fogarty, Read by, John Perry, With, Anne Graham Lotz, Foreword by
Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh, read by Patty Fogarty. Oasis Audio, unabridged, eight CDS, 10.5 hrs., $29.99 ISBN 978-1-61375-344-6
Reviewed on: 06/24/2013
Release date: 04/01/2013
Rostampour and Amirizadeh spent 259 days in one of the most notorious and feared prisons in the world for attempting to spread Christianity in Iran. Once imprisoned, the pair opted to face their fears head on and attempted to teach their religion inside the prison walls to anyone who would listen. While this should make for a thrilling listen, the audio edition falters due to the overly simple and straightforward delivery of narrator Patty Fogarty. While she turns in a solid reading with perfect pronunciation and excellent pacing, her performance is simply not suited to this story—and all the grit and brutal reality of the tale is lost somewhere along the way. A Tyndale Momentum hardcover. (Apr.)
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