In Order to Live

  • by Yeonmi Park
  • Narrated by Eji Kim
  • 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped from North Korea. She didn't even know what it meant to be free. All she knew was that she was running for her life, that if she and her family stayed behind they would die - from starvation or disease or even execution.
This book is the story of Park's struggle to survive in the darkest, most repressive country on Earth; her harrowing escape to South Korea through China's underworld of smugglers and human traffickers; and her emergence as a leading human rights activist - all before her 21st birthday.


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So interesting and amazing that we are starting to listen to the stories of these refugees. Would highly recommend
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- Eleanor

informative story well told

Where does In Order to Live rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?


What did you like best about this story?

the insight into north Korea, the regime, everyday life and the treatment of immigrants in China

Would you listen to another book narrated by Eji Kim?

her narrative was a bit jarring but was acceptable due to the fact it was a Korean story

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- d

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-09-2015
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd