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Captive Audiobook

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Written by Jere Van Dyk

Narrated by Jere Van Dyk

Published on June 22, 2010

Audio is 1521 hours and 40 minutes

About Captive:

An American reporter’s chilling account of being kidnapped and imprisoned by the Taliban, in the no-man’s-land between Afghanistan and Pakistan

Jere Van Dyk was on the wrong side of the border. He and three Afghan guides had crossed into the tribal areas of Pakistan, where no Westerner had ventured for years, hoping to reach the home of a local chieftain by nightfall. But then a dozen armed men in black turbans appeared over the crest of a hill.

Captive is Van Dyk’s searing account of his forty-five days in a Taliban prison, and it is gripping and terrifying in the tradition of the best prison literature. The main action takes place in a single room, cut off from the outside world, where Van Dyk feels he can trust nobody—not his jailers, not his guides (who he fears may have betrayed him), and certainly not the charismatic Taliban leader whose fleeting appearances carry the hope of redemption as well as the prospect of immediate, violent death.

Van Dyk went to the tribal areas to investigate the challenges facing America there. His story is of a deeper, more personal challenge, an unforgettable tale of human endurance.

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An American reporter’s chilling account of being kidnapped and imprisoned by the Taliban, in the no-man’s-land between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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Jere Van Dyk is the author of In Afghanistan: An American Odyssey, an account of his travels with the mujahideen in the 1980s, during their struggle against the Soviet Union. Since then, he has covered stories all over the world, mainly for The New York Times, CBS News, and National Geographic, that have required him to visit places where few Western reporters had ventured before. He lives in New York City.

,“Those liking history and who have followed the war in Afghanistan will find this story a worthwhile footnote to the larger picture.” —Library Journal

Captive was published on June 22, 2010.

The Captive Audiobook is 1521 hours and 40 minutes. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.

Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.

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Subjects in Captive

Captive includes the following subjects: Terrorism. The BISAC Subject Code is Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs.

About the Author(s) of Captive

The author of Captive is Jere Van Dyk.

About the Narrator of Captive Audiobook

The narrator for the Captive Audiobook is Jere Van Dyk.

Captive Audiobook Additional Info

The imprint is Macmillan Audio. It is supplied by MPS. The ISBN-10 is 1427210446. The ISBN-13 is 9781427210449.

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