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?
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?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
Enhanced by the unobtrusive but expert reading
A peek behind the veil of secrecy in North Korea. Stories of abductions from other countries of people who subsequently turn up there. Specifically a South Korean film producer and his actress wife.
Fascinating, thought provoking and in depth account of one of the strangest kidnappings in history. A good balance between the background of the characters and places, and the first hand accounts of the main players.
Park's narration is strong and easy to listen to.
I recommend for anyone interested in North Korea, film production or intriguing life stories.
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