57 Hours: A Survivor's Account of the Moscow Hostage Drama Hardcover – 30 Dec 2004
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The author produced a book that covers the overall event in a somewhat basic telling. Not to be too critical, but the fact that this was the authors first attempt at a book is apparent. It is not that it was bad, it just seemed like it was written like a long conversation you might have had with the author. I did enjoy his perspective of the event. He hit on a number of interesting side stories that you would have missed by just reading news footage. He did a good job in conveying his emotions and the overall event. I enjoyed the book, and beside my few criticisms here, I would recommend the book.
I was also kidnapped, beaten and tortured for 11 horrifying days.
I was also one of the lucky ones as was Vesselin Nekov.
I am awestruck by anyone who can survive an horrific experience such as that written by this courageous author of "57 Hours".
Although this book is well written, it saddens me to think there are human beings on this planet who were not dealt with an even hand of civility and caring.
-Yvonne Bornstein, Author, Eleven Days Of Hell
Nedkov writes a very gripping tale, and it is well written. Reading the book, you get the feel of the horrible conditions inside the House of Culture. You can almost smell the stink of fear. He also intersperses the blow by blow description of the hostage situation, with chapters about Chechnya and it's history to give a more rounded story. While he doesn't sympathize with the terrorists, he understands some of their motives.
I highly recommend this book.
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