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A House in the Sky: A Memoir

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Sara Corbett, Amanda Lindhout

Narrated By: Amanda Lindhout

Date: September 2013

Duration: 13 hours 17 minutes

Summary:

BREAKING NEWS: Amanda Lindhout’s lead kidnapper, Ali Omar Ader, has been caught.

Amanda Lindhout wrote about her fifteen month abduction in Somalia in A House in the Sky. It is the New York Times bestselling memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the world’s most remote places and then into captivity: “Exquisitely told…A young woman’s harrowing coming-of-age story and an extraordinary narrative of forgiveness and spiritual triumph” (The New York Times Book Review).

As a child, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent household by paging through issues of National Geographic and imagining herself visiting its exotic locales. At the age of nineteen, working as a cocktail waitress, she began saving her tips so she could travel the globe. Aspiring to understand the world and live a significant life, she backpacked through Latin America, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened by each adventure, went on to Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a television reporter. And then, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia—“the most dangerous place on earth.” On her fourth day, she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road.

Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda survives on memory—every lush detail of the world she experienced in her life before captivity—and on strategy, fortitude, and hope. When she is most desperate, she visits a house in the sky, high above the woman kept in chains, in the dark.

Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written as the finest novel, A House in the Sky is “a searingly unsentimental account. Ultimately it is compassion—for her naïve younger self, for her kidnappers—that becomes the key to Lindhout’s survival” (O, The Oprah Magazine).

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  • Angela Pelletier

    Fantastic! Loved every minute. Well done! I would for sure recommend this book and audiobook! I too am from Alberta (north of Red deer )and could relate to where she came from.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Maricel P.

    I was teary eyed towards the end of the book. What an amazing spirit. May you be happy Amanda, may you be well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Johnny Z.

    a very good book I truly enjoyed it will read again.

  • Anonymous

    What an incredibly moving memoir.

  • Connie M.

    Amazing! Thank you Amanda for sharing your story. You are so brave. I admire you for your passion for adventure Independence, positivity, courage, survival, defeat, reflection, family, hope and so much more...

  • Kelly L

    Heart reaching storey. Told in such great detail. Amazing journey of not giving up.

  • Melissa L

    Absolutely loved this book. Such an amazing read.

  • Jessica W

    Excellent reading. Realizing we all don't know until we know.

  • Jackie Vance

    Excellent listen, very interesting and horrifying, makes me want to stay at home.

  • Erica McMullen

    Excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Narration is easy to listen to and easy to follow.

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