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  • A Kim Jong-Il Production

  • The Incredible True Story of North Korea and the Most Audacious Kidnapping in History
  • By: Paul Fischer
  • Narrated by: Stephen Park
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Asia
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (30 ratings)

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Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of A Kim Jong-Il Production by Paul Fischer, read by Stephen Park.

Before becoming the world's most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea's film industry. He directed every film made in the country but knew they were nothing compared to Hollywood. Then he hit on the perfect solution: order the kidnapping of South Korea's most famous actress and her ex-husband, the country's most acclaimed director.

In a jaw-dropping mission, the couple were kidnapped, held hostage, and then 'employed' to make films for the Dear Leader, including a remake of Godzilla. They gained Kim's trust - but could they escape?

©2015 Paul Fischer (P)2015 Penguin Books Limited

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A peek behind the veil of secrecy in North Korea. Stories of abductions from other countries of people who subsequently turn up there. Specifically a South Korean film producer and his actress wife.
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  • Prakash Sambasivan
  • 29-05-21

Absolutely fascinating!

Brilliantly written and even more brilliantly narrated. Intriguing, suspenseful, edge-of-the-seat, and depressing and sad all at the same time. A roller coaster of a story.

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  • 23-09-15

Fascinating

What did you love best about A Kim Jong-Il Production?

The insight into North Korea

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Kim Jong-Il Production?

The dash for freedom in Vienna

Which character – as performed by Stephen Park – was your favorite?

Choi

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

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Enhanced by the unobtrusive but expert reading