Escape From Camp 14

Escape From Camp 14

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

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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The shocking story of one of the few people born in a North Korean political prison to have escaped and survived North Korea is isolated and hungry, bankrupt and belligerent. It is also armed with nuclear weapons. Between 150,000 and 200,000 people are being held in its political prison camps, which have existed twice as long as Stalin's Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps. Very few born and raised in these camps have escaped-but Shin Dong-hyuk did. In Escape from Camp 14, 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: [United States] :, Blackstone Audio, Incorporated :, Made available through hoopla,, 2012.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781455160495
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 31 min.)) :,digital.
data file, rda
digital, Digital recording
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)

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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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