This is my second time listening to this book. It's very well written and very well perform I enjoyed it the first time and will continue to enjoy it for many more years to come. The only thing I have to say on a sad note is there are no other books by this author.
Loved this book. An amazing epic story of survival, love and crazy politics. I would recommend to anyone. Great narration too.
This is a fascinating story. That being said, it was very hard to understand. I loved getting a glimpse into the authors experiences and understandings of North Korea and his afterward was very important to my understanding. Still, most of this I didn't enjoy very much.
it seemed the profanity was coming from the author, not the characters personality. Not even worth the short amount of time that I endured it.
A strange mix of poetry in well narrated prose, this book stands alone and has no real comparison. Recommended by a colleague, I listened and found myself mesmerized and immersed in a whole new world. This book challenges our idea of culture and opens you up to the struggle to maintain one's sense of self in the face of impossible circumstances. The story is brutal and frustrating but written so well that you almost float through the experience. Well done!
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Emotional and captivating, it was not a book that I would choose (book club choice) but I feel better for having read it. Descriptive and poignant while depicting harsh realities of what life must be like in North Korea -- all wound in a web of illusion. Some parts were slow to build and tedious but perhaps that was all part of the plan. Outstanding narration.