• Six Minutes to Freedom

  • How a Band of Heroes Defied a Dictator and Helped Free a Nation
  • By: Kurt Muse, John Gilstrap
  • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (43 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Dear President Bush,

My name is Kimberly Anne Muse. I am writing this letter not for me but for my father, Kurt Frederick Muse. As you should know by now, he is a political prisoner in Panama...

Born in the United States and raised in Panama, Kurt Muse grew up with a deep love for his adopted country. But the crushing regime of General Manuel Noriega in the late 1980s threatened his, and a nation's, freedom. A nightmare of murder and unexplained disappearances compelled Kurt and a few trusted friends to begin a clandestine radio campaign, urging the people of Panama to rise up for their basic human rights.

Six Minutes to Freedom is the remarkable tale of Kurt Muse's arrest and harrowing months of imprisonment; his eyewitness accounts of torture; and the plight of his family as they fled for their lives. It is also the heart-pounding account of the only American civilian ever rescued by the elite Delta Force. Timelier than ever, this is a thrilling and highly personal narrative about one man's courage and dedication to his beliefs.

©2006 Kurt Muse and Associates LLC & John Gilstrap, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

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excellent book!

as an American who grew up in the canal zone and lived through these times I can attest that this book is very accurate in all of its detail. I highly recommend this book to every American and Panamanian patriot!

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A criminal playing victim

While I support the United States and am a patriot, this is a story of a man who chose to disrupt the government of a country on his own since he didn’t agree with it; while Panama had a horrible dictatorship, it was the countrymen’s responsibility, not an outsiders to do something about it. He was caught and then needed the US to get him out of the prison and trouble he got himself into thus risking the lives of America Soldiers…

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  • Meyket, Hull - England
  • 02-07-22

Great story but the narration is painful at times

The story and history around it is fascinating… and I’d recommend it purely for that.

The narration is another matter. When narrating conversation it is as you would expect of a good audiobook. But the narrator strangely changes constantly from smooth conversation to strange monotone where it’s as if he is reading the words individually with pauses between instead of reading sentences. Almost like a phone reading back a message. It’s very odd.