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The Orphan Master's Son - A Novel of North Korea

Adam Johnson

The Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times betselling novel of North Korea: an epic journey into the heart of the world's most mysterious dictatorship. "Imagine Charles Dickens paying a visit to Pyongyang, and you see the canvas on which [Adam] Johnson is painting here."-The Washington Post Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother-a singer "stolen" to Pyongyang-and an influential father who runs a work camp for orphans. Superiors in the North Korean state soon recognize the boy's loyalty and keen instincts. Considering himself "a humble citizen of the greatest nation in the world," Jun Do rises in the ranks. He becomes a professional kidnapper who must navigate the shifting rules, arbitrary violence, and baffling demands of his 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 "so pure, she didn't 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. FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD • WINNER OF THE DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE Named ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by more than a dozen publications, including The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly • The Wall Street Journal • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle Praise for The Orphan Master's Son "An exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the most intimate spaces of the human heart."-Pulitzer Prize citation "Mr. Johnson has written a daring and remarkable novel, a novel that not only opens a frightening window on the mysterious kingdom of North Korea, but one that also

The Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times betselling novel of North Korea: an epic journey into the heart of the world's most mysterious dictatorship. "Imagine Charles Dickens paying a visit to Pyongyang, and you see the canvas on which [Adam] Johnson is painting here."-The Washington Post Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother-a singer "stolen" to Pyongyang-and an influential father who runs a work camp for orphans. Superiors in the North Korean state soon recognize the boy's loyalty and keen instincts. Considering himself "a humble citizen of the greatest nation in the world," Jun Do rises in the ranks. He becomes a professional kidnapper who must navigate the shifting rules, arbitrary violence, and baffling demands of his 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 "so pure, she didn't 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. FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD • WINNER OF THE DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE Named ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by more than a dozen publications, including The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly • The Wall Street Journal • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle Praise for The Orphan Master's Son "An exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the most intimate spaces of the human heart."-Pulitzer Prize citation "Mr. Johnson has written a daring and remarkable novel, a novel that not only opens a frightening window on the mysterious kingdom of North Korea, but one that also
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times betselling novel of North Korea: an epic journey into the heart of the world's most mysterious dictatorship. "Imagine Charles Dickens paying a visit to Pyongyang, and you see the canvas on which [Adam] Johnson is painting here."-The Washington Post Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother-a singer "stolen" to Pyongyang-and an influential father who runs a work camp for orphans. Superiors in the North Korean state soon recognize the boy's loyalty and keen instincts. Considering himself "a humble citizen of the greatest nation in the world," Jun Do rises in the ranks. He becomes a professional kidnapper who must navigate the shifting rules, arbitrary violence, and baffling demands of his 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 "so pure, she didn't 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. FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD • WINNER OF THE DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE Named ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by more than a dozen publications, including The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly • The Wall Street Journal • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle Praise for The Orphan Master's Son "An exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the most intimate spaces of the human heart."-Pulitzer Prize citation "Mr. Johnson has written a daring and remarkable novel, a novel that not only opens a frightening window on the mysterious kingdom of North Korea, but one that also

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tim Kang, Josiah D. Lee, James Kyson Lee

Length:

19h 24m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:39


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:32


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:38


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:32


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:30


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:53


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:00


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:15


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:34


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:22


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:13


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:04


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:31


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:52


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:23


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:16


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:08


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:31


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:29


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:20


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:54


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:07


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:19


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:16


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:27


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:02


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:22


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:33


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:41


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:48


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:29


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:36


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

09:37


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:14


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:49


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:17


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:17


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:29


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:45


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:10


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

01:32


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:47


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:10


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:45


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:31


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:25


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:19


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

09:36


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:35


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

09:49


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

09:45


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:29


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:04


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:22


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:05


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:21


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:36


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:10


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

09:00


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:41


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:27


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:20


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:42


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:13


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:38


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:50


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:38


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

09:43


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:56


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:03


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:40


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:16


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:30


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

01:43


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:24


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:26


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:44


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:25


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:18


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:17


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:31


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:21


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:23


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

01:41


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

10:00


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:54


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:23


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

08:59


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

08:12


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:48


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

08:32


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:55


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:58


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:48


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:29


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:59


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:41


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

08:03


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:23


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:53


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

09:07


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

07:50


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

08:31


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

07:55


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:21


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:46


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:47


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

02:17


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:41


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:30


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:24


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:07


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:03


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

02:14


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

06:26


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

09:05


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

08:58


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

08:53


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

02:17


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

06:13


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:33


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

06:06


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:55


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

02:23


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

05:22


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

05:18


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

09:45


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

08:39


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

06:57


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

09:01


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

04:38


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

05:36


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

09:41


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

06:48


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

09:19


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

06:33


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

09:18


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

06:08


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

05:48


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

05:47


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

05:39


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

06:53


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

00:35