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AMERICAN HOSTAGE A Memoir of a Journalist Kidnapped in Iraq and the Remarkable Battle to Win His Release

by | Read by Micah Garen, Marie Helene Carleton

Biography & Memoir • 6 hrs. • Abridged • © 2005

This memoir concerns the ordeal of Micah Garen, a journalist who was in Iraq in the summer of 2004 filming a documentary with Carleton. Shortly after Carleton returned home, Garen was discovered to be a foreigner and taken hostage by militants. This is their ordeal-Garen's as a hostage and Carleton's as one of the people working to win his release. Alternating passages in this abridgment, the authors read their own stories, filled with the anxiety of the unknown and the determination to survive. Garen gives a somewhat stiff reading that, while not monotonous, is often lacking in energy. Carleton has more skill as a reader and exhibits more energy and verve. M.T.F. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 07]



Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2005

CS ISBN 0743551761 $26.00 • Four cassettes

CD ISBN 0743551788 $29.95 • Five CDs

DD ISBN 0743567420 $15.95

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