Escape From Camp 14

Escape From Camp 14

One Man's Remarkable Odyssey From North Korea to Freedom in the West

Audiobook CD - 2012
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North Korea is isolated and hungry, bankrupt and belligerent. Very few born and raised in its political prison camps have escaped--but Shin Dong-hyuk did. Acclaimed journalist Blaine Harden tells the story of Shin Dong-hyuk and, through the lens of Shin's life, unlocks the secrets of the world's most repressive totalitarian state. Shin knew nothing of civilized existence: he saw his mother as a competitor for food, guards raised him to be a snitch, and he witnessed the execution of his own family. Through Harden's harrowing narrative of Shin's life and remarkable escape, he offers an unequaled inside account of one of the world's darkest nations and a riveting tale of endurance, courage, and survival.
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc., 2012
ISBN: 9781455160464
1455160466
Branch Call Number: 365.4509 SHIN HARDEN CD
Characteristics: 5 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in

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andersonkd
Oct 27, 2014

When I listened to this story, my overwhelming reaction was "Can't we do anything to help these people?" Anyone interested in knowing more about what is happening in North Korea should read this book.

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ColleenQuinn
Jul 05, 2013

Hard to say the you "enjoyed" the book, given it's content, but it was indeed a major eye-opener to some terrifying realities in North Korea.
It is indeed something that we should be exposed to - just to appreciate all that we have in our own lives.

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