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Publisher Description

THE STORY THEY COULDN'T HACK: In this international bestseller, a high-ranking counterintelligence agent describes his life as a former poet laureate to Kim Jong-il and his breathtaking escape to freedom.

As North Korea’s State Poet Laureate, Jang Jin-sung led a charmed life. With food provisions (even as the country suffered through its great famine), a travel pass, access to strictly censored information, and audiences with Kim Jong-il himself, his life in Pyongyang seemed safe and secure. But this privileged existence was about to be shattered. When a strictly forbidden magazine he lent to a friend goes missing, Jang Jin-sung must flee for his life.

Never before has a member of the elite described the inner workings of this totalitarian state and its propaganda machine. An astonishing exposé told through the heart-stopping story of Jang Jin-sung’s escape to South Korea, Dear Leader is an “impossibly dramatic story…one of the best depictions yet of North Korea’s nightmare” (Publishers Weekly).

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
NARRATOR
DY
Daniel York
LENGTH
11:43
hr min
RELEASED
2014
July 1
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster Audio
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
534.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Cortbot ,

Fascinating

The insight that the author's experience as an insider in the party in the usually opaque DPRK is a revelation. Additionally the story of his journey from loyal devotee of the Kims to defector is harrowing and exciting reading.

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