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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (18 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas R. Hargrove Narrator: Alan Sklar Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2017 ISBN: 9781538484753
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Thomas Hargrove’s Long March to Freedom, a record of his eleven months as a hostage of Colombian guerrillas, was the basis for the hit movie Proof of Life that starred Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe, and David Morse. While the movie invented a fictitious romantic angle, Long March to Freedom is the actual journal Hargrove kept in captivity. The listener gets a sense of the tension and intense emotions caused by bouts of monotony broken by sudden brutality, as well as the strength, wit, and personality through which Hargrove kept himself alive.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Murphy | 8/4/2013

    " After hearing Tom speak at the Air Force Dynamics of International Terrorism course, I was moved to purchase his book. Glad I did. Interesting tale and well presented. Makes you think about the difficulties that others have endured. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal | 10/11/2012

    " I appreciate the story but it was long, repetitious (obviously because of the author's circumstances) and hard to get through at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 lunaticprophet | 6/15/2011

    " ***+ True story of kidnapped American scientist fighting to survive and keep his sanity in Central America. The pace of the book and the descriptions bring to mind the sheer and total boredom on his life and his wrenching despair. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 lunaticprophet | 1/11/2011

    " ***+ True story of kidnapped American scientist fighting to survive and keep his sanity in Central America. The pace of the book and the descriptions bring to mind the sheer and total boredom on his life and his wrenching despair. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 12/29/2009

    " After hearing Tom speak at the Air Force Dynamics of International Terrorism course, I was moved to purchase his book. Glad I did. Interesting tale and well presented. Makes you think about the difficulties that others have endured. "

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About the Author

Thomas R. Hargrove was raised on a farm in Texas. He received degrees in agricultural science and journalism from Texas A&M University and a MS degree from Iowa State University. After serving in the US Army in Vietnam, he worked with agencies involved in crop improvement for third-world countries, first in Asia then in Latin America. In 1994, he was on his way to work near Palmira, Colombia, when abducted.

About the Narrator

Alan Sklar, a graduate of Dartmouth, has excelled in his career as a freelance voice actor. He began narrating audiobooks in 1996, winning seven AudioFile Earphones Awards and earning several “Best Voice” awards. He has also worked as a stage actor and as a promo announcer at WPIX-TV in New York City. His dream is to be an opera singer, a role for which he hones his bass-baritone operatic skills in the upstairs shower of his home.