A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout audiobook

A House in the Sky: A Memoir

Recorded Books, Inc. by arrangement with Simon and Schuster Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664624443

  • ISBN: 9781664644014

  • ISBN: 9781664690325

Runtime: 13.20 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The dramatic and redemptive memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the world' s most beautiful and remote places, its most imperiled and perilous countries, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity-- an exquisitely written story of courage, resilience, and grace As a child, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent household by paging through issues of National Geographic and imagining herself in its exotic locales. At the age of nineteen, working as a cocktail waitress in Calgary, Alberta, she began saving her tips so she could travel the globe. Aspiring to understand the world and live a significant life, she backpacked through Latin America, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened by each adventure, went on to Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a television reporter. And then, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia--" the most dangerous place on earth." On her fourth day, she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road. Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda converts to Islam as a survival tactic, receives " wife lessons" from one of her captors, and risks a daring escape. Moved between a series of abandoned houses in the desert, she survives on memory-- every lush detail of the world she experienced in her life before captivity-- and on strategy, fortitude, and hope. When she is most desperate, she visits a house in the sky, high above the woman kept in chains, in the dark, being tortured. Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written as the finest novel, A House in the Sky is the searingly intimate story of an intrepid young woman and her search for compassion in the face of unimaginable adversity.

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Author

Author Bio: Amanda Lindhout

Author Bio: Amanda Lindhout

Amanda Lindhout is the founder of the Global Enrichment Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports development, aid, and education initiatives in Somalia and Kenya.

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Sara Corbett

Author Bio: Sara Corbett

Sara Corbett is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine. Her work has also appeared in National GeographicElleOutsideO, The Oprah MagazineEsquire, and Mother Jones.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 13.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English