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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,463 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mariane Pearl Narrator: Mariane Pear Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In A Mighty Heart an astonishingly courageous woman tells the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband's life and death. For five weeks, the world watched and worried about Danny Pearl, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan. And then came the news of his shocking and brutal murder. Danny's reasons for being in Karachi, the complete story of his abduction, and the intense effort to find him are told here for the first time.

Mariane and Danny Pearl were working in South Asia because they believed that good reporting is essential to our understanding of the complexity of regional politics and religions. They knew the risks inherent in the life they chose and took conscientious precautions.

There are many mighty hearts in the Pearl story, many brave people who helped Mariane in her search for her abducted husband. This account is riveting, illuminating, and heart-breaking. We learn about the terrorists' methods, ideologies, and ruthless violence. As soon as Pearl was discovered missing, a global effort began to locate him and identify his captors -- a race against the clock that spanned the dangerous fissures of culture and politics and language that separate Islamic terrorists and America.

Only one person can tell this story: Danny Pearl's wife, Mariane, for it is she who initiated and helped direct the urgent search for her husband and she who can paint a moving portrait of a marriage built on the ideals of truth, justice, and love. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Pearl’s generosity and calm strength raise her book from a simple widow’s narrative into something larger: not just a personal triumph over a great personal tragedy, but a lesson in not giving up the attempt to understand.” 

    New York Review of Books 

  • “Mariane Pearl’s spirit is indomitable.” 

    O, The Oprah Magazine

  • “Both a love story and a taut, well-paced, well-researched thriller set against the backdrop of international terrorism.” 

    Houston Chronicle 

  • “Mariane Pearl’s candor is remarkable and her courage, along with that of her late husband, serve to make A Mighty Heart, despite Danny Pearl’s death, an uplifting story.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “In this memoir of the month between Pearl’s kidnapping and news of his death, she is unflinching, revealing every emotional detail with such honesty that to call the book heart-wrenching is to minimize its power.” 

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Valerie Person | 1/25/2014

    " I really learned a lot from this book about the challenges the legitimate Pakistani government faces in fighting terrorism. Pearl is an incredible woman of strength. Even though I already knew what had happend to her husband, Danny Pearl, the book was riveting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Barbara | 1/14/2014

    " This is a very moving book. Mariane Pearl is able to see the good and hold onto it in the midst of evil. It is an amazing love story and will be a comfort to her son as he grows up. It was an honor to meet her a couple of years ago. We are very lucky to have her writing and sharing her heart with us. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Clare | 12/10/2013

    " Frankly and skillfully told memoir "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kirsten Andrews | 11/21/2013

    " Marianne Pearl is an amazing woman. And a great writer "

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