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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (210 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Euna Lee, Lisa Dickey Narrator: Janet Song Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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For the first time, Euna Lee—the young wife, mother, and film editor detained in North Korea—tells a harrowing, but ultimately inspiring, story of survival and faith in one of the most isolated parts of the world.
 
On March 17, 2009, Lee and her Current TV colleague Laura Ling were working on a documentary about the desperate lives of North Koreans fleeing their homeland for a chance at freedom when they were violently apprehended by North Korean soldiers. For nearly five months they remained detained while friends and family in the United States were given little information about their status or conditions. For Lee, detention would prove especially harrowing. Imprisoned just 112 miles from where she was born and where her parents still live in Seoul, South Korea, she was branded as a betrayer of her Korean blood by her North Korean captors. After representing herself in her trial before North Korea’s highest court, she received a sentence of twelve years of hard labor in the country’s notorious prison camps, leading her to fear she might not ever see her husband and daughter again.

The World Is Bigger Now draws us deep into Euna Lee’s life before and after this experience: what led to her arrival in North Korea, her efforts to survive the agonizing months of detainment, and how she and her fellow captive, Ling, were finally released thanks to the efforts of many individuals, including Bill Clinton. Lee explains in unforgettable detail what it was like to lose, and then miraculously regain, life as she knew it.

The World Is Bigger Now is the story of faith and love and Euna Lee’s personal
conviction that God will sustain and protect us, even in our darkest hours.


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Valarie | 2/18/2014

    " It is hard to fairly evaluate this book, because I read Laura and Lisa Ling's version first. While this is apparently an honest and heartfelt account of her captivity, Euna Lee's memoir just pales in comparison to her colleague's. There is not as much background information, not as much introspection, and none of the recounting of what it was like for her family back home. One of the most interesting parts of this ordeal was the way the journalists' families had to tiptoe around the subject of North Korea in bringing media attention to the kidnapping. Lee tries to inject personality by discussing her faith, but I personally couldn't relate to her religious views at all. Other people may love this memoir, though, so feel free to chalk the 3 stars up to personal preferences on my part. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Caroline | 2/11/2014

    " interesting story-no written well. not much of her faith demonstrated. like the humanization of n. korea "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kimberly Wassenberg | 1/18/2014

    " Really well-written, compelling story. Reads like a novel, and when I make myself focus that this really happened to Euna I'm in tears. Read half last night, only got 3 hours sleep. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cady Perez | 1/11/2014

    " Such courage to share. captivated till the end. recommended. "

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