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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (655 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: asne Seierstad Narrator: Josephine Bailey Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The New York Times best-selling author of The Bookseller of Kabul paints a stunning and intimate portrait of Baghdad under siege.

From January until April 2003, for 101 days, Asne Seierstad worked as a reporter in Bagdad for Scandinavian, German, and Dutch media. Through her articles and live television coverage she reported on the events in Iraq before, during, and after the attacks by the American and British forces.

But Seierstad was after a story far less obvious than the military invasion. From the moment she arrived in Baghdad, Seierstad was determined to understand the modern secrets of an ancient place and to find out how the Iraqi people really live.

In A Hundred & One Days, she introduces us to daily life under the constant threat of attack, first from the Iraqi government and later from American bombs. Moving from the deafening silence of life under Hussein to the explosions that destroyed the power supply, the water supply, and security, Seierstad sets out to discover: What happens to people when the dam bursts? What do they choose to say when they can suddenly say what they like? What do they miss most when their world changes overnight?

Displaying the novelist's eye and lyrical storytelling that have won her awards around the world, Seierstad here brings to life an unforgettable cast of characters to tell the stories we never see on the evening news. The only woman in the world to cover both the fall of Kabul in 2001 and the bombings of Baghdad in 2003, Asne Seierstad has redefined war reporting with her mesmerizing book. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cindy | 2/8/2014

    " It's not a revealing piece but anytime you read an account from the middle east you're kind of thrown by the vastly different experiences of day to day life. And there are some moments where you can't imagine the courage, bravado that it took to not just be a journalist but also a civilian there. Very interesting reading, especially since it's from a non US journalist. Provides an interesting look at the United States. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mary | 12/24/2013

    " Before, during and after the invasion of Iraq by the author of the Bookseller of Kabul. She is lyrical when reporting on ordinary Iraqs. She reports the hell and fear of wartime. Difficult but important book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Anne | 12/14/2013

    " "Once upon a time there were two friends... The friends stood side by side when the statue fell. They both cried. One's cheek was wet with sadness, the other's shone with tears of gladness... One insisted the country was invaded, the other that it was liberated..." Asne Seierstad, a Norwegian journalist, spends 101 days in Baghdad... before, during and after the American invasion. She essentially journals her stay while searching for her story. She wants to write something more in-depth than what is reported in the news... something about the people... what do they think... how do they live? This is a compelling book; definitely worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Becky | 12/6/2013

    " Seierstad's account of the days leading up to the Iraq war and after is a must read, in my opinion. I feel like I learned so much from this book. I've never been a supporter of the Iraq war but this book really opened my eyes to how the Iraqi people must have felt then. Some parts of the book were just horrific, detailing civilian deaths and bringing to light a side of war that isn't often portrayed on the news. While it's clear that Seierstand is against the war, I think she did an excellent job sharing her story in an unbiased objective way, just as a journalist should. Another great book by this author, I look forward to reading more. "

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About the Author

Åsne Seierstad is an award-winning journalist who has reported from such war-torn regions as Chechnya, China, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The author of A Hundred and One Days as well as The Bookseller of Kabul, she lives in Norway.