The Orphan Master's Son
A NovelAudiobook CD - 2012
Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother, a singer “stolen” to Pyongyang, and an influential father who 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.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, p2012
Characteristics: 15 sound discs (19 hrs., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in