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THE ORPHAN MASTER'S SON

by | Read by Tim Kang, Josiah D. Lee, James Kyson Lee, Adam Johnson

Fiction • 19.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2012

Adam Johnson’s description of life in North Korea under the “Dear Leader” is guaranteed to shock Western sensibilities. Citizens who dare to oppose government-approved policies in thought or deed may disappear forever. Tim Kang’s quietly underplayed narration offers a grim picture of Jun Do’s life as the Orphan Master’s son, who must be ruthless to survive. Josiah Lee and James Kyson Lee round out the narration, capturing the series of horrific government-sanctioned tasks, the unrelenting drabness of daily life, and the absurdities of doublespeak. Powerful writing, including an essay written and read by the author, and excellent narration make this fascinating listening. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2012]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2012

CD ISBN 9780307939692 $45.00 • Fifteen CDs

DD ISBN 9780307939708 $25.00

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2012

CD ISBN 9780307939715 $45.00 • Fifteen CDs

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