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In the Shadow of the Red-Light

Sex Trafficking: The Ugliest Trade in Human History
Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Gender Issues
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A multifaceted documentary on sex trafficking in South Asia, this audiobook is set in five South Asian countries: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan, but it deeply and shockingly represents the entire global sex trade. This multibillion-dollar industry is a form of modern-day slavery, where women are enslaved, raped, tortured, and forced into sex 20 to 30 times a day; end up with incurable diseases, such as HIV; and are finally thrown away once their bodies are no longer sellable. This audiobook is a deeply researched and creatively composed investigative piece.

©2014 Zakir Hossain (P)2015 Zakir Hossain

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  • Pamela Plimpton
  • 23-01-19

Try to keep up with the jumping

It wasn't a bad story. Pretty much what I had expected when I bought the book. The story of the girls breaks my heart considering what their families (and they) have to go through. The pain they endure & the degradation is hard to listen to. Some parts were very quiet from time to time & I couldn't get my iPod volume turned up loud enough to hear it well. Other sections were fine. The narrator can be a bit hard to understand from time to time. All in all, it was a good book & basically what I expected to hear about their lives. Sadness.