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Title A house in the sky [sound recording] : a memoir / Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett.
Author Lindhout, Amanda.
Note Title from container.
Cast Read by Amanda Lindhout.
Note Compact discs.
Duration: 13:00:00.
Summary The spectacularly dramatic memoir of a woman whose curiosity about the world led her from rural Canada to imperiled and dangerous countries on every continent, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity in Somalia, a story of courage, resilience, and extraordinary grace.
"As a child, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent household by paging through issues of National Geographic and imagining herself in its exotic locales. At the age of nineteen, working as a cocktail waitress in Calgary, Alberta, she began saving her tips so she could travel the globe. Aspiring to understand the world and live a significant life, she backpacked through Latin America, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened by each adventure, went on to Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a television reporter. And then, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia -- "the most dangerous place on earth." On her fourth day, she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road. Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda converts to Islam as a survival tactic, receives "wife lessons" from one of her captors, and risks a daring escape. Moved between a series of abandoned houses in the desert, she survives on memory--every lush detail of the world she experienced in her life before captivity--and on strategy, fortitude, and hope. When she is most desperate, she visits a house in the sky, high above the woman kept in chains, in the dark, being tortured. Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written as the finest novel, A House in the Sky is the searingly intimate story of an intrepid young woman and her search for compassion in the face of unimaginable adversity." -- Container.


Location Call # Status
 Koelbel Non-Fiction Spoken CD  CD B LINDHOUT  ON SHELF
 Smoky Hill Non-Fiction Spoken CD  CD B LINDHOUT  ON SHELF
Publisher New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2013.
Edition Unabridged
Description 11 sound discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
spoken word spw rdacontent
audio s rdamedia
audio disc sd rdacarrier
Subject Lindhout, Amanda.
Journalists -- Canada -- Biography.
Hostages -- Somalia -- Biography.
Somalia -- History -- 1991-
Alt Author Corbett, Sara.
ISBN 9781442367548