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Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Blaine Harden

Narrated By: Blaine Harden

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: March 2012

Duration: 5 hours 33 minutes

Summary:

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.

"If you have a soul, you will be changed forever by Blaine Harden's Escape from Camp 14...Harden masterfully allows us to know Shin, not as a giant but as a man, struggling to understand what was done to him and what he was forced to do to survive. By doing so, Escape from Camp 14 stands as a searing indictment of a depraved regime and a tribute to all those who cling to their humanity in the face of evil."-Mitchell Zuckoff, New York Times bestselling author of Lost in Shangri-La

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  • Ann Carbonell

    A great look into the some of the issues of The North Korean populous. I thought the author did a great job with this biography, not pushing it into fiction. Well worth the read and well narrated.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Prem Lal

    Great book and story simillar to mine. Worth reading this book

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