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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 Pearl Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2003 ISBN: 9780743569408
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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!

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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 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 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 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 Kirsten Andrews | 11/21/2013

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Froooozy | 11/1/2013

    " buku yang cukup bagus, melakukan penilaian yang netral antar agama. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia Nunn | 9/29/2013

    " Devastating, inspiring, beautifully written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 9/23/2013

    " We all know how this ends. Out of tragedy comes a lesson in courage, strength and hope. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ana Tanner | 11/10/2012

    " I thought this was an amazingly wonderful and emotional book. Though we know the outcome of Danny Pearl's kidnapping, Marie Pearl still creates tremendous suspense as we watch her and the team of searchers race against time to try and find Danny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 11/1/2012

    " Heartbreaking, of course, but Mariane is a lover, not a fighter, and that hope for some kind of kindness in the human race keeps this painful memoir going. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sameer Inamdar | 10/24/2012

    " A great love story. amazing. what a strong women mariane is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Gail | 8/21/2012

    " What a story -- and a strong woman! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul Gunn | 11/28/2011

    " Interesting story but kind of slow reading. Perhaps it is slow because I already knew the unfortunate ending of the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia Barrios | 6/15/2011

    " I saw the movie version of this book which prompted me to find out more. I always like to know the real version of things. This is one of the best modern-day hero stories I have read lately. This man and his wife are amazing to put their lives on the front-line so that the truth can be told. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 10/6/2009

    " Good history of the events that lead up to and trying to find Danny Pearl. Wordy in the middle..Sad. Worth a read.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina | 8/12/2009

    " This book was hard to read only because you could feel her pain in the words on the page.....it was very well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie | 2/5/2009

    " Such a courageous woman. The movie was also good, but not as good as the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacey | 9/5/2008

    " heart-wrenching true story, but so insightful and touching. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie Huang | 6/23/2008

    " This book brings out so many emotions plus it's a great education on the middle east and terrorism. The author (his wife) bravely shared the details of "Danny's" kidnapping along with personal stories about their life together before his murder. Read it Soon! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 9/1/2007

    " Outstanding - beautiful and fascinating, it's an important read and completely captivating, I couldn't put it down. Definitely a new top favorite I am sure to re-read over and over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Summer | 7/5/2007

    " Captivating book...truly a love story. "

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About the Author

Mariane Pearl is an award-winning documentary film director who produced and hosted a daily radio show for Radio France Internationale and has written for Télérama. She lives in New York.