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Publisher's Summary

One of the least understood countries in the world, North Korea has long been known for its repressive regime. Yet it is far from being an impenetrable black box. Media flows covertly into the country, and fault lines are appearing in the government's sealed informational borders. Drawing on deeply personal interviews with North Korean defectors from all walks of life, ranging from propaganda artists to diplomats, Jieun Baek tells the story of North Korea's information underground - the network of citizens who take extraordinary risks by circulating illicit content such as foreign films, television shows, soap operas, books, and encyclopedias. By fostering an awareness of life outside North Korea and enhancing cultural knowledge, the materials these citizens disseminate are affecting the social and political consciousness of a people as well as their everyday lives.
©2016 Jieun Baek (P)2016 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"A truly interesting read for all people interested in North Korea." (Andrei Lankov, author of The Real North Korea)
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By Rick Karicas on 12-31-17

Decent book not the best reading.

Pros
If you have never read N. Korea you will learn a lot from multiple first hand accounts

It’s recently written and takes into account Kim Jung Un.

Cons
It’s written in a similar format as “Nothing to Envy” only not as much information and not nearly as good a read.

The reader sounds a little robotic. You can sometimes hear her shifting in her seat. It’s not an impossible listen though.

Overall
It’s worth the read and very informative. The reader is distracting but tolerable. I would recommend it, but for a first time reader of N. Korea I would recommend “Nothing to Envy” more.

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By Jeremy A. Hudson on 03-29-17

Worst narration on Audible

The narrator sounds robotic, monotonous and choppy. I'd rather listen to Siri. It's so bad that it ruined the content

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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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