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D. Fearon

United Kingdom
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  • Every Falling Star

  • The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea
  • By: Sungju Lee, Susan McClelland
  • Narrated by: David Shih
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 55

Every Falling Star, the first book to portray contemporary North Korea to a young audience, is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju who is forced at age 12 to live on the streets and fend for himself. To survive, Sungju creates a gang and lives by thieving, fighting, begging, and stealing rides on cargo trains. Sungju richly recreates his scabrous story, depicting what it was like for a boy alone to create a new family with his gang, his "brothers".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting, sad, and inspirational

  • By Janis Creason on 09-17-16

Incredible

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-16

Without a doubt, the best book on North Korea I've listened to. So incredibly sad, yet awesome.

  • Endurance

  • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
  • By: Alfred Lansing
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,838

In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb in so many ways

  • By David on 01-19-14

Incredible

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-16

One of the best audiobook I've listened to. Absolutely incredible. Highly recommend. By far the best narrator. If you're after a good read, you've found it.