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Escape from Camp 14

This book is amazing. I listened to it* recently and I cannot recommend it highly enough. It is a hugely heartwrenching story about a man born into a North Korean slave-labor camp - sentenced at birth to a life within the boundaries of a camp, where he would be worked, humiliated, and starved until he ultimately died. The story of everyone else that becomes a prisoner - by birth or otherwise, at one of these camps. But he escaped. The only person to do so. 

The book is the story of his life, his escape, and his transformation into a free person. The story is told exceptionally well and is peppered with great detail about North Korea’s history and current situation. 

*As an audiobook