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  • A Kim Jong-Il Production

  • The Incredible True Story of North Korea and the Most Audacious Kidnapping in History
  • By: Paul Fischer
  • Narrated by: Stephen Park
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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By: Paul Fischer
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Publisher's summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of A Kim Jong-Il Production by Paul Fischer, read by Stephen Park.

Before becoming the world's most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea's film industry. He directed every film made in the country but knew they were nothing compared to Hollywood. Then he hit on the perfect solution: order the kidnapping of South Korea's most famous actress and her ex-husband, the country's most acclaimed director.

In a jaw-dropping mission, the couple were kidnapped, held hostage, and then 'employed' to make films for the Dear Leader, including a remake of Godzilla. They gained Kim's trust - but could they escape?

©2015 Paul Fischer (P)2015 Penguin Audio
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scary but entertaining

very interesting story but a bit curious how the father never new about the illegitimate eldest son when the embassies knew to send gifts? perhaps the father knew but just ignored it? after all he had no more successors perhaps. I wish there's some true account on how dear leader felt when those 2 betrayed him? what about the others? story seems pretty confident on what happened to many others but those directly involved with our 2 main characters. a pity in that sense.

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Amazing story - very interesting

The story is very unique and gives a good idea/ view of how North C is operating. Besides that it’s well written (and seems documented) and extremely interesting. I strongly recommend it.

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Absolutely fascinating!

Brilliantly written and even more brilliantly narrated. Intriguing, suspenseful, edge-of-the-seat, and depressing and sad all at the same time. A roller coaster of a story.

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Fascinating

What did you love best about A Kim Jong-Il Production?

The insight into North Korea

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Kim Jong-Il Production?

The dash for freedom in Vienna

Which character – as performed by Stephen Park – was your favorite?

Choi

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

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Enhanced by the unobtrusive but expert reading

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