Not Forgotten

  • by Kenneth Bae, Mark Tabb
  • Narrated by Wayne Campbell
  • 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For the first time, Kenneth Bae tells the full story surrounding his arrest and imprisonment in North Korea.
Not Forgotten is a modern story of intrigue, suspense, and heart. Driven by his passion to help the people of North Korea, Bae moves to neighboring China to lead guided tours into the secretive nation. Six years later, after 18 successful excursions in and out of the country, Ken is suddenly stopped at the border: He inadvertently brought his hard drive, which reveals the true nature of his visits, to customs. He is arrested, brought to Pyongyang for further questioning, and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. His crime? Attempting to overthrow the North Korean government. He may never see his family again.
Back in America, family and friends rally support by establishing a website and creating a petition for Ken's release. Soon major media outlets decry Ken's unjust imprisonment, bringing needed attention that culminates in President Obama's call for prayer on behalf of Ken at the 2014 National Prayer Breakfast. Meanwhile Ken grapples with his new solitary reality as a captive of one of the world's most brutal governments.
From the first harrowing moments of his ordeal to his release - and even today - Ken never wavers in his love for the North Korean people, even his captors. Not Forgotten is both a compelling narrative of one man's dedication to serving the less fortunate and a modern testament of a missionary forced to rely solely on the god who sent him into dangerous territory. Listeners will marvel at the rare firsthand tour of life inside the most shrouded country on the planet, meeting its people, experiencing their daily lives, taking in the landscape, and encountering the tyranny of a totalitarian regime. With its combined spiritual and secular appeal, this never-before-told story is sure to captivate and inspire listeners of all ages.

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If you want to learn about life in North Korea... this is not the book for you.

I bought this book hoping to learn about life in North Korea and about man's ability to endure harsh treatment. However this book seems primarily about one man's love of God... which is fine if you're into that kind of thing... but not me and if this was stated from the outset I wouldn't have purchased it.

There's the makings of a great story in here but Kenneth decided to focus on his love of God rather than giving real insights into a fascinating and cruel dictatorship.

At times there's a bit of an insight into what Kenneth had to endure but the sickly sweet narration hid any of the horrors of endurance.

If you're into Jesus I'm sure you'll love this. I didn't.
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- Rob

The constant talk of god was really infuriating

I know this is a book by a missionary, but jesus h christ!
He constantly attributes things to god that are either insignificant, pure chance or obviously down to someone else.
I learnt little I didn't already know about North Korea.
By the end of the book I had sided with the North Koreans, I found him unbearable.

I mean, he went into North Korea to pray for the people, if god existed why would thr proximity of the prayer to the people being prayed for make any difference.

Only worth a read if you are fellow religious zealot. If you are a rational person who thinks they might learn about North Korea in this book, STOP read something else.
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- Daniel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-05-2016
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers