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    • Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen

    • An Ordinary Family's Extraordinary Tale of Love, Loss, and Survival in Congo
    • By: Lisa J. Shannon
    • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    International human rights activist Lisa Shannon spent many afternoons at the kitchen table having tea with her friend Francisca Thelin, who often spoke of her childhood in Congo. Thelin would conjure vivid images of lush flower gardens, fish the size of small children, and of children running barefoot through her family's coffee plantation, gorging themselves on fruit from the robust and plentiful mango trees.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A real Congo story.

    • By Jeremy on 02-13-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • A Thousand Sisters

    • My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman
    • By: Lisa J. Shannon
    • Narrated by: Lisa J. Shannon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Lisa J. Shannon had a good life: a successful business, a fiance, a home, and security. Then, one day in 2005, an episode of Oprah changed all that. The show focused on women in Congo, the worst place on earth to be a woman. She was awakened to the atrocities there - millions dead, women raped and tortured daily, and children dying in shocking numbers. Shannon felt called to do something. And she did. A Thousand Sisters is her inspiring memoir.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Moving story

    • By Patricia on 06-16-11

    Regular price: $19.60