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3.83 out of 53.83 out of 53.83 out of 53.83 out of 53.83 out of 5 3.83 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Martin Fletcher, Stephen Hoye Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN: 9781400177233
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Martin Fletcher doesn’t claim to be a hero. Yet he didn’t flinch, either. During three decades covering wars, revolutions, and natural disasters, Fletcher worked his way from news agency cameraman to top network correspondent, facing down his own fears while facing up to mass killers, warlords, and murderers. With humor and elegance, Fletcher describes his growth from clueless adventurer to grizzled veteran of the world’s battlefields. His working philosophy of “get in, get close, get out, get a drink,” put him repeatedly in harm’s way, but he never lost sight of why he did it. In a world obsessed with celebrities, leaders, and wealth, Fletcher took a different route: he focused on those left behind, those paying the price. He answers the question: Why should we care?

These extraordinary, real-life adventure stories each examine different dilemmas facing a foreign correspondent. Can you eat the food of a warlord who stole it from the starving? Do you listen politely to a terrorist threatening to blow up your children? Do you ask the tough questions of a Khmer Rouge killer, knowing he is your only ticket out of the Cambodian jungle? And above all, how do you stay sane when you’re faced with so much pain?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “For decades Martin Fletcher has been the gold standard of television war correspondents, and his new book is a real-life, cross-continent adventure story. It’s a great and moving read.”

    Anderson Cooper

  • “A stunning and memorable account of reporting from some of the most dangerous places in the world.”

    Tom Brokaw

  • “Fletcher’s intense tales read more like a thriller than a memoir.”

    Entertainment Weekly

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About the Author

Martin Fletcher is an author and retired journalist who has covered world events for NBC News. His coverage has won him the DuPont Award, the Pulitzer Prize for television, several Overseas Press Club awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence, and five Emmys. His book, Walking Israel: A Personal Search for the Soul of a Nation, won the Jewish National Book Award in 2011.

About the Narrator

Stephen Hoye has worked as a professional actor in London and Los Angeles for more than thirty years. Trained at Boston University and the Guildhall in London, he has acted in television series and six feature films and has appeared in London’s West End. His audiobook narration has won him fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards.