Customer Reviews for

Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History

Average Rating 4
( 76 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(34)

4 Star

(25)

3 Star

(7)

2 Star

(5)

1 Star

(5)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

Most Helpful Favorable Review

21 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

AFTER ENJOYING THIS FIRST RATE TRUE SPY THRILLER, YOU CAN CONCLU

AFTER ENJOYING THIS FIRST RATE TRUE SPY THRILLER, YOU CAN CONCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:FIRST ,DEALING WITH IRAN IS A FOOLS ERRAND. SECOND, WE HAVE INCREDIBLE PEOPLE WHO WORK AT THE CIA LIKE MR. MENDEZ AND HIS STAFF, WHO RISK THEIR LIVES FOR ALL OF US. THIRD , THANK YOU CANA...
AFTER ENJOYING THIS FIRST RATE TRUE SPY THRILLER, YOU CAN CONCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:FIRST ,DEALING WITH IRAN IS A FOOLS ERRAND. SECOND, WE HAVE INCREDIBLE PEOPLE WHO WORK AT THE CIA LIKE MR. MENDEZ AND HIS STAFF, WHO RISK THEIR LIVES FOR ALL OF US. THIRD , THANK YOU CANADA. FOURTH, I WISH MR. MENDEZ CAN SHARE WITH ALL OF US THE OTHER STORIES OF THE CIA LIKE THIS AUDACIOUS ONE PORTRAYED IN THIS EXCELLENT BOOK,

posted by WASHINGTONGW on September 17, 2012

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review

Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

its an OK story, but too bad it is historically inaccurate

The author must have been sleeping through that crisis. he didn't know that the CIA played only a minor role in that escapade. The real hero was Ken Taylor, Canada's Ambassador to Iran at the time. And his staff also played super human roles as well. Canada's Parliament...
The author must have been sleeping through that crisis. he didn't know that the CIA played only a minor role in that escapade. The real hero was Ken Taylor, Canada's Ambassador to Iran at the time. And his staff also played super human roles as well. Canada's Parliament even went so far as to meet surreptitiously at a private setting to agree to provide the six Americans with false Canadian passports. The correct version would have been preferable. These facts were recently corroborated by President Jimmy Carter. But of course Americans prefer to belive in the heroics of Americans.

posted by bobinbc on March 1, 2013

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 5 review with 1 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Posted March 1, 2013

    its an OK story, but too bad it is historically inaccurate

    The author must have been sleeping through that crisis. he didn't know that the CIA played only a minor role in that escapade. The real hero was Ken Taylor, Canada's Ambassador to Iran at the time. And his staff also played super human roles as well. Canada's Parliament even went so far as to meet surreptitiously at a private setting to agree to provide the six Americans with false Canadian passports. The correct version would have been preferable. These facts were recently corroborated by President Jimmy Carter. But of course Americans prefer to belive in the heroics of Americans.

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2013

    Kill 'em dead

    What did i do?

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    BORING

    Boring

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    Anonymous

    I cannot believe I got sucked in for $10 for one of the worst books I have ever read. All that hype full of balony. It was boring, it followed no ryhme or resson. I couldn't keep up with their where abouts. And the movie won the award for best movie, unbelievable. I wouldn't pay to go see the movie., I already wasted $s10. Their was nothing exciting about this book, even the style of writing lacked sophistication. I stopped reading it about 3/4 into the book. BORING! BORING.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 5 review with 1 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1