• Missing Man

  • The American Spy Who Vanished in Iran
  • By: Barry Meier
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (85 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In late 2013, Americans were shocked to learn that a former FBI agent turned private investigator who disappeared in Iran in 2007 was there on a mission for the CIA. The missing man, Robert Levinson, appeared in pictures dressed like a Guantánamo prisoner and pleaded in a video for help from the United States.

Barry Meier, an award-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times, draws on years of interviews and never-before-disclosed CIA files to weave together a riveting narrative of the ex-agent's journey to Iran and the hunt to rescue him. The result is an extraordinary tale about the shadowlands between crime, business, espionage, and the law, where secrets are currency and betrayal is commonplace. Its colorful cast includes CIA operatives, Russian oligarchs, arms dealers, White House officials, gangsters, private eyes, FBI agents, journalists, and a fugitive American terrorist and assassin.

Missing Man is a fast-paced story that moves through exotic locales and is set against the backdrop of the twilight war between the United States and Iran, one in which hostages are used as political pawns. Filled with stunning revelations, it chronicles a family's ongoing search for answers and one man's desperate struggle to keep his hand in the game.

©2016 Barry Meier (P)2016 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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A well researched and well written book. There is much detail and many stories that the author clearly has researched and documented.

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Addicting story of frustration

Where does Missing Man rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 10 for sure.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The story itself was captivating enough. Yet, the narrator's voice added that extra special touch.

Which character – as performed by Ray Porter – was your favorite?

They were all captivating.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Know him and never forget him.

Any additional comments?

I can't wait for the next chapter.