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A Kim Jong-Il Production Audiobook

A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Incredible True Story of North Korea and the Most Audacious Kidnapping in History

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Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of A Kim Jong-Il Production by Paul Fischer, read by Stephen Park.

Before becoming the world's most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea's film industry. He directed every film made in the country but knew they were nothing compared to Hollywood. Then he hit on the perfect solution: order the kidnapping of South Korea's most famous actress and her ex-husband, the country's most acclaimed director.

In a jaw-dropping mission, the couple were kidnapped, held hostage, and then 'employed' to make films for the Dear Leader, including a remake of Godzilla. They gained Kim's trust - but could they escape?

©2015 Paul Fischer (P)2015 Penguin Books Limited

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    Liam 10/11/2016
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    "Great Read"

    Fascinating, thought provoking and in depth account of one of the strangest kidnappings in history. A good balance between the background of the characters and places, and the first hand accounts of the main players.

    Park's narration is strong and easy to listen to.

    I recommend for anyone interested in North Korea, film production or intriguing life stories.

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    23/09/15
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    "Fascinating"
    What did you love best about A Kim Jong-Il Production?

    The insight into North Korea


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Kim Jong-Il Production?

    The dash for freedom in Vienna


    Which character – as performed by Stephen Park – was your favorite?

    Choi


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Enhanced by the unobtrusive but expert reading

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  • Gledders
    Chelmsford, UK
    22/05/15
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    "Thoroughly Intriguing"

    A peek behind the veil of secrecy in North Korea. Stories of abductions from other countries of people who subsequently turn up there. Specifically a South Korean film producer and his actress wife.
    Recommended.

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