Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2010
DD ISBN 9780062016201 $24.99
While reporting on desperate women defecting from North Korea, Laura Ling and a colleague were captured by soldiers and interrogated, then imprisoned for five months. Only with the help of Laura's journalist sister, Lisa, whose contacts on Capitol Hill aided her, was the captives’ release negotiated. Together the sisters cowrote and co-narrated this engaging memoir about their experience, which needs little vocal dramatization to maintain suspense. Since both of their voices sound similar, a brief musical interlude separates their alternating accounts, which are also aided by the shift in setting. The audiobook confirms the sisters' bond to each other while revealing their mutual fears during Laura’s captivity. J.L. 2011 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2011]
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