Fascinating story about language, love and how we react to an unusual situation. I found myself waiting, as the hostages did, for the story to have a crescendo of action, that is,after all, the formula we have become accustom to in movies and television. This story will feel different and that is good, being held hostage feels different and the pace of this story gets you close to that experience. This story was inspired by true events which occurred in the Japanese embassy in 1996. Well worth a listen.