Three young Americans captured by Iranian forces and held in captivity for two years tell their story.
In summer 2009 Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, and Sarah Shourdwere hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan when they unknowingly crossed into Iran and were captured by a border patrol. Accused of espionage, the three Americans ultimately found themselves in Tehran's infamous Evin Prison, where they discovered that pooling their strength of will and relying on each other were the only ways they could survive.
In this poignant memoir, "the hikers" finally tell their side of the story. They recount the deception that lured them into Iran in the first place and describe the psychological torment of interrogation and solitary confinement. We follow them as they make surprising alliances with their fellow prisoners and even some of their captors, while their own bonds with one another are tested and deepened. Told through a bold and innovative interweaving of the authors' three voices, here is a rare glimpse inside Iran and a timeless portrayal of hardship and hope.
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How a fun day hiking can change your life
- Jean "I am an avid eclectic reader."
Compelling, gripping account
Yes. This book is the chronicle of three Americans who were lured across the Iranian border and sent to prison - 1 year for Sara, two years for Josh and Shane. Their complex relationship with each other, the pain, frustration and deprivations of prison, and their resillience in matters both emotional and physical was displayed in full in this chronicle.
The perspective that prison forced them to adopt. It was complex and gripping.
The narrators for Shane and Josh were much better than the narrator for Sarah.. For some reason, her male voices were grating and annoying, and her "accents" were nonexistent. The male narrators were much more emotive and with better accents.
Yes. This book scared me, made me angry, and astounded me with the wonder of little thigns that constitute freedom.