Escape From Camp 14

Escape From Camp 14

One Man's Remarkable Odyssey From North Korea To Freedom In The West

Downloadable Audiobook - 03/29/2012
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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 150000 and 200000 people are being held in its political prison camps which have existed twice as long as Stalins Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps Very few born and raised in these camps have escapedand#8212;but Shin Donghyuk did In Escape from Camp 14 acclaimed journalist Blaine Harden tells the story of Shin Donghyuk and through the lens of Shins life unlocks the secrets of the worlds 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 Hardens harrowing narrative of Shins life and remarkable escape he offers an unequaled inside account...
Publisher: Ashland Blackstone Audio, Inc. 03/29/2012
ISBN: 9781455160495
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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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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