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The New Odyssey - The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis-logo

The New Odyssey - The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis

Patrick Kingsley

In the humane tradition of Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers comes a searing account of the international refugee crisis. On the day of his son's fourteenth birthday, Hashem al-Souki lay somewhere in the Mediterranean, crammed in a wooden dinghy. His family was relatively safe―at least for the time being―in Egypt, where they had only just settled after fleeing their war-torn Damascus home three years prior. Traversing these unforgiving waters and the treacherous terrain that would follow was worth the slim chance of securing a safe home for his children in Sweden. If he failed, at least he would fail alone.? Hashem's story is tragically common, as desperate victims continue to embark on deadly journeys in search of freedom. Tracking the harrowing experiences of these brave refugees, The New Odyssey finally illuminates the shadowy networks that have facilitated the largest forced exodus since the end of World War II. The Guardian's first-ever migration correspondent, Patrick Kingsley has traveled through seventeen countries to put an indelible face on this overwhelming disaster. Embedding himself alongside the refugees, Kingsley reenacts their flight with hundreds of people across the choppy Mediterranean in the hopes of better understanding who helps or hinders their path to salvation. From the starving migrants who push through sandstorms with children strapped to their backs to the exploitive criminals who prey on them, from the smugglers who dangerously stretch the limits of their cargo space to the volunteers who uproot their own lives to hand out water bottles―what emerges is a kaleidoscope of humanity in the wake of tragedy. By simultaneously tracing the narrative of Hashem, who endured the trek not once but twice, Kingsley memorably creates a compassionate, visceral portrait of the mass migration in both its epic scope and its heartbreaking specificity. Exposing the realities of this modern-day odyssey as well as the moral shortcomings evident in our own indifference, the result is a crucia

In the humane tradition of Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers comes a searing account of the international refugee crisis. On the day of his son's fourteenth birthday, Hashem al-Souki lay somewhere in the Mediterranean, crammed in a wooden dinghy. His family was relatively safe―at least for the time being―in Egypt, where they had only just settled after fleeing their war-torn Damascus home three years prior. Traversing these unforgiving waters and the treacherous terrain that would follow was worth the slim chance of securing a safe home for his children in Sweden. If he failed, at least he would fail alone.? Hashem's story is tragically common, as desperate victims continue to embark on deadly journeys in search of freedom. Tracking the harrowing experiences of these brave refugees, The New Odyssey finally illuminates the shadowy networks that have facilitated the largest forced exodus since the end of World War II. The Guardian's first-ever migration correspondent, Patrick Kingsley has traveled through seventeen countries to put an indelible face on this overwhelming disaster. Embedding himself alongside the refugees, Kingsley reenacts their flight with hundreds of people across the choppy Mediterranean in the hopes of better understanding who helps or hinders their path to salvation. From the starving migrants who push through sandstorms with children strapped to their backs to the exploitive criminals who prey on them, from the smugglers who dangerously stretch the limits of their cargo space to the volunteers who uproot their own lives to hand out water bottles―what emerges is a kaleidoscope of humanity in the wake of tragedy. By simultaneously tracing the narrative of Hashem, who endured the trek not once but twice, Kingsley memorably creates a compassionate, visceral portrait of the mass migration in both its epic scope and its heartbreaking specificity. Exposing the realities of this modern-day odyssey as well as the moral shortcomings evident in our own indifference, the result is a crucia
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In the humane tradition of Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers comes a searing account of the international refugee crisis. On the day of his son's fourteenth birthday, Hashem al-Souki lay somewhere in the Mediterranean, crammed in a wooden dinghy. His family was relatively safe―at least for the time being―in Egypt, where they had only just settled after fleeing their war-torn Damascus home three years prior. Traversing these unforgiving waters and the treacherous terrain that would follow was worth the slim chance of securing a safe home for his children in Sweden. If he failed, at least he would fail alone.? Hashem's story is tragically common, as desperate victims continue to embark on deadly journeys in search of freedom. Tracking the harrowing experiences of these brave refugees, The New Odyssey finally illuminates the shadowy networks that have facilitated the largest forced exodus since the end of World War II. The Guardian's first-ever migration correspondent, Patrick Kingsley has traveled through seventeen countries to put an indelible face on this overwhelming disaster. Embedding himself alongside the refugees, Kingsley reenacts their flight with hundreds of people across the choppy Mediterranean in the hopes of better understanding who helps or hinders their path to salvation. From the starving migrants who push through sandstorms with children strapped to their backs to the exploitive criminals who prey on them, from the smugglers who dangerously stretch the limits of their cargo space to the volunteers who uproot their own lives to hand out water bottles―what emerges is a kaleidoscope of humanity in the wake of tragedy. By simultaneously tracing the narrative of Hashem, who endured the trek not once but twice, Kingsley memorably creates a compassionate, visceral portrait of the mass migration in both its epic scope and its heartbreaking specificity. Exposing the realities of this modern-day odyssey as well as the moral shortcomings evident in our own indifference, the result is a crucia

Language:

English

Narrators:

Thomas Judd

Length:

8h 31m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:37


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:20


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:03


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:12


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:43


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:37


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:53


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:55


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:00


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:39


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:42


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:51


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:39


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:33


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:30


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:45


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:18


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:44


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:56


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:20


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:16


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:46


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:45


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:52


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:43


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:56


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:35


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:39


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:24


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:16


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:27


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:08


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:18


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:04


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:33


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:23


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:01


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:34


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:37


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:55


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:16


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:49


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:35


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:15


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

00:28