In Order To Live
Yeonmi Park

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Narrated By: Eji Kim

Duration: 9 hours and 38 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of In Order to Live written by Yeonmi Park and read by Eji Kim.

Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped from North Korea. She didn't even know what it meant to be free. All she knew was that she was running for her life, that if she and her family stayed behind they would die - from starvation, or disease, or even execution. This book is the story of Park's struggle to survive in the darkest, most repressive country on earth; her harrowing escape to South Korea through China's underworld of smugglers and human traffickers; and her emergence as a leading human rights activist - all before her 21st birthday.


Memoirs, Human rights, civil rights, Refugees & political asylum, Political structures: totalitarianism & dictatorship, Political control & freedoms, Political oppression & persecution, True stories of heroism, endurance & survival

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One of the most harrowing stories I have ever heard - and one of the most inspiring . . . A book to make you newly thankful for the freedom you have never been forced to fight for.

The Bookseller

An eloquent, wrenchingly honest work that vividly represents the plight of many North Koreans