Hostage: A Year at Gunpoint With Somali Pirates
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated, Sep 1, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
On October 23, 2009, Somali pirates kidnapped Paul and Rachel Chandler from their sailing boat, the Lynn Rival, in the Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. In this remarkable memoir, the Chandlers recount their terrifying ordeal, revealing the inspiring and poignant story behind the dramatic headlines. The book chronicles the aftermath of the attack, and how the Chandlersí captors held them in Somalia for more than a year while trying to extort millions of dollars from their middle-class family. It goes on to describe how despite enduring threats, intimidation, solitary confinement, and even whippings, their unshakable belief in each other and their determination to survive sustained them. With its detailed, day-to-day account of the experience of being held captive by pirates, this unique and inspiring story will resonate with travelers the world over.
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A compelling glimpse into a very challenging situation. I sometimes found it hard to work out who was speaking but it doesn't detract from the narrative and adds a sense of the disjointed nature of ... Read full review