The Siege by Cathy Scott-Clark audiobook

The Siege: 68 Hours Inside the Taj Hotel

By Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy
Read by James Langton

Tantor Audio 9780143123750
10.98 Hours 1
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Mumbai, 2008. On the night of November 26, Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists attacked targets throughout the city, including the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, one of the world's most exclusive luxury hotels. For sixty-eight hours, hundreds were held hostage as shots rang out and an enormous fire raged. When the smoke cleared, thirty-one people were dead and many more had been injured. Only the courageous actions of staff and guests—including Mallika Jagad, Bob Nichols, and Taj general manager Binny Kang—prevented a much higher death toll. With a deep understanding of the region and its politics and a narrative flair reminiscent of Midnight in Peking, journalists Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy vividly unfold the tragic events in a real-life thriller filled with suspense, tragedy, history, and heroism.

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Summary

Summary

Mumbai, 2008. On the night of November 26, Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists attacked targets throughout the city, including the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, one of the world's most exclusive luxury hotels. For sixty-eight hours, hundreds were held hostage as shots rang out and an enormous fire raged. When the smoke cleared, thirty-one people were dead and many more had been injured. Only the courageous actions of staff and guests—including Mallika Jagad, Bob Nichols, and Taj general manager Binny Kang—prevented a much higher death toll.

With a deep understanding of the region and its politics and a narrative flair reminiscent of Midnight in Peking, journalists Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy vividly unfold the tragic events in a real-life thriller filled with suspense, tragedy, history, and heroism.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A propulsive and exceedingly well-reported book that offers an intense ticktock account, the fullest we have had, of the attack on the Taj…It’s a tragedy and a thriller with concussive human and political resonance. I read it in what felt like three blinks.” New York Times
Narrator James Langton is clear and measured in chronicling the coordinated attack on the luxurious Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Oberoi Trident, Leopold Cafe, and other locations of significance in Mumbai by members of a Pakistani terrorist organization. AudioFile
“Mr. Levy and Ms. Scott-Clark re-create in vivid detail the genesis of Operation Bombay…The Siege reads like a thriller.” Wall Street Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Cathy Scott-Clark

Author Bio: Cathy Scott-Clark

Cathy Scott-Clark has coauthored four books with Adrian Levy, including The Meadow and The Amber Room. She has worked as a foreign correspondent and investigative reporter for the Sunday Times (London) and has also coproduced, with Levy, several documentaries for American and British television.

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Author Bio: Adrian Levy

Author Bio: Adrian Levy

Adrian Levy has coauthored four books with Cathy Scott-Clark, including The Meadow and The Amber Room. He has worked as a foreign correspondent and investigative reporter for the Sunday Times (London) and has also coproduced several documentaries for American and British television.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 10.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English