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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Star of the North by D. B. John, read by Linda Park, with an author's note read by the author.

North Korea and the United States are on the brink of war.

A young American woman disappears without trace from a South Korean island.

The CIA recruits her twin sister to uncover the truth.

Now she must go undercover in the world’s most deadly state.

Only by infiltrating the dark heart of the terrifying regime will she be able to save her sister... and herself.

Star of the North is the most explosive thriller of the year - you won't be able to pause it.

©2018 D. B. John (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"Extraordinary...smart, sophisticated, suspenseful - and important. If you try one new thing this year, make it Star of the North." (Lee Child)

"Tense and compelling." (James Swallow, Sunday Times best-selling author of Nomad)

"A superior thriller...steeped in the intrigue, culture and family of a closed regime." (Andrew Gross, New York Times best-selling author)

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  • Tim Cockrell
  • 05-19-18

Gripping story, narration not so much.

Gripping story from start to finish. Alas the narrator's inflections became irritating. Buy the book.

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  • M. P. Saunders
  • 02-18-19

Intriguing insight into North Korea

This book was recommended by an assistant in the local book store. She mentioned that the author had visited N Korea so I gave it a try. Wow- what a great listen, very well narrated and a brilliant story. The characters and plot are very well thought out and dovetail perfectly with the political, cultural and social climate in North Korea over the past few decades. I was horrified to learn how the Kim dynasty imposed its rule on the country and its inhabitants and all credit to the author for his research and portrayal of this tyrannical regime. High recommended , entertaining as well as eye opening.

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  • D. Harding
  • 12-29-18

Brilliant!

I did not want to stop listening to this book. It is totally gripping. Fascinating insight into the life and regime of North Korea.

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  • Miss Caroline Sharp
  • 06-12-19

A Must read and Excellent Listen.

A Book I didn't want to end as was such a good story and very informative as to the reality of life in North Korea.

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  • Ms Sarah Balfour
  • 07-09-19

A good story spoilt by poor narration

A good story but the intonation of the narrator was very distracting and irritating and some of the power of the writing was lost.

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  • Rebus07
  • 02-16-19

Great insight ....

...into the secret world of North Korea. Good listen and story based around what seems to be some well researched facts.

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  • Mr. Grahamdalton
  • 07-25-18

Good book

Very good book good story about North Korea and very interesting about live in North Korea

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  • Steve
  • 02-04-21

What lies behind that iron curtain.

Fantastic thriller offering a glimpse behind the iron curtain of North Korea. We see it from the side of the CIA, a poor market seller, and an up and coming member of the Kim government. There are moments you will be in the edge of your seat, and even when you are not, this is really intriguing.

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  • L M Brown
  • 04-01-20

Excellent

Very good book. Harrowing in places but fascinating insight into life in North Korea! Narration very goid.

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  • 02-09-20

long

This is an interesting story but much too long and with quite a lot of mispronunciation

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  • 02-25-21

North Korea's Shining Star

Hard to stop listening. Well told story line which manages to convey the immense hardship of living under the leadership of a person so fond of himself with a nation's love, confusion and adoration following forceably, willingly. A paradox for the people of North Korea.