The tunnels, a key theme, sum up this story -- very dark, but occasional mysterious sounds and touches of humanity can propel even the most victimized onward in search of a bit of light. I put the book down a few times -- torture is just too hard to read -- but picked it right back up as I was haunted by the main character and vivid images -- men on a ship in complete darkness listening to a woman rowing across the ocean each night; Sun Moon crying over Casablana; the absurd so-scary-that-they-feel-possibly-real diplomatic exchanges (North Koreans trying on boots in Texas?!)...
I don't know a lot about North Korea, and hesitate to write this review given what more-informed readers have posted and the whiff Tom Clancy that I smell, but...this is definitely a well-crafted, unique story. And I'm going to read more about NK.
Top ranking from my 10 year old. I enjoyed the additional humor in this story.
We both like Percy & Grover
He adds unexpected dimensions to the characters with his vocal interpretation. His narration has come a long ways over the course of the series - it has been a pleasure to listen to his growth.
This was one of the best audio productions I've come across. Its wonderful characters are brought to life by convincing readers - a real pleasure to listen to!
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