A Mighty Heart

  • by Mariane Pearl
  • Narrated by Mariane Pearl
  • 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For five weeks, the world waited for news about Danny Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan. And then came the broadcast of his shocking murder. The complete account of his abduction, the intense effort to rescue him, and the aftermath are told here in astonishing detail, and with courage and insight by his surviving wife, Mariane. A Mighty Heart is the unforgettable story of two journalists who fell in love with their work and with each other. Together, Mariane and Danny Pearl traveled across the globe, with a dedication to journalism that would increase understanding of international politics and of ethnic and religious conflict. In the end, Danny was caught in the dangerous fissure where warring cultures, politics, and ideologies collide. A Mighty Heart is both a portrait of a partnership built on the ideals of love, truth, and justice and a critical look at the methods and structure of the Al Qaeda network.

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What the Critics Say

"Plenty of words have been written about the Pearl abduction, but these are by far the most personal and most poignant." (Booklist)
"A brave and beautifully written book...Mariane Pearl moves beyond horror and grief to write elegantly and knowledgeably about the vortex of religion, politics, and terrorism into which her husband was swept." (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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Emotional

This book was outstanding. It allowed an insight into what was going on and the frustration of all. My heart went out to the family. The emotions that are displayed in this book are heartwrenching but the strength of Mariane was commendable.
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- Lorraine

I WISH...


I wish I could have understood what she was saying.
accent was too strong to be english
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- Judy "I've been an Audible listener for many years. I just plain love to listen, mostly to history, learning secrets otherwise unknown to me."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-23-2007
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio