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The Orphan Master's Son

The Orphan Master's Son - fraudioBLURB: An influential father runs Long Tomorrows, a work camp for orphans. There the boy is given his first taste of power, picking which orphans eat first and which will be lent out for manual labor. Recognized for his loyalty and keen instincts, Jun Do comes to the attention of superiors in the state, rises in the ranks, and starts on a road from which there will be no return.Considering himself a humble citizen of the greatest nation in the world, Jun Do becomes a professional kidnapper who must navigate the shifting rules, arbitrary violence, and baffling demands of his Korean overlords in order to stay alive. Driven to the absolute limit of what any human being could endure, he boldly takes on the treacherous role of rival to Kim Jong Il in an attempt to save the woman he loves, Sun Moon, a legendary actress ΓÇ£so pure, she didn yrtt know what starving people looked like.Part breathless thriller, part story of innocence lost, part story of romantic love, The Orphan Master's Son is also a riveting portrait of a world heretofore hidden from view: a North Korea rife with hunger, corruption, and casual cruelty but also camaraderie, stolen moments of beauty, and love. A towering literary achievement, The Orphan MasterΓÇÖs Son ushers Adam Johnson into the small group of today's greatest writers.The Orphan Master's Sonfraudio: rosado mp3spring 2013ascension weekend: wind-whipped pub 2012oooo - look at the polemic ratings listopia - relatives listkoreaabandonedsheeit - nearly 20 hours of that narration? Nope! not what I use the mp3 player for - short and snappy is the requirement.