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The Resource A house in the sky : a memoir, Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett, (sound recording)

A house in the sky : a memoir, Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett, (sound recording)

Label
A house in the sky : a memoir
Title
A house in the sky
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The spectacularly dramatic memoir of a woman whose curiosity about the world led her from rural Canada to imperiled and dangerous countries on every continent, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity in Somalia, a story of courage, resilience, and extraordinary grace
  • "As a child, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent household by paging through issues of National Geographic and imagining herself in its exotic locales. At the age of nineteen, working as a cocktail waitress in Calgary, Alberta, she began saving her tips so she could travel the globe. Aspiring to understand the world and live a significant life, she backpacked through Latin America, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened by each adventure, went on to Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a television reporter. And then, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia -- "the most dangerous place on earth." On her fourth day, she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road. Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda converts to Islam as a survival tactic, receives "wife lessons" from one of her captors, and risks a daring escape. Moved between a series of abandoned houses in the desert, she survives on memory--every lush detail of the world she experienced in her life before captivity--and on strategy, fortitude, and hope. When she is most desperate, she visits a house in the sky, high above the woman kept in chains, in the dark, being tortured. Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written as the finest novel, A House in the Sky is the searingly intimate story of an intrepid young woman and her search for compassion in the face of unimaginable adversity." -- Container
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lindhout, Amanda
Dewey number
  • 070.92
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PN4913.L495
LC item number
A3 2013ab
Literary text for sound recordings
memoirs
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Amanda Lindhout
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Corbett, Sara
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lindhout, Amanda
  • Journalists
  • Hostages
  • Somalia
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
A house in the sky : a memoir, Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett, (sound recording)
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/010/973/000000000010973002.gif
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • Duration: 13:00:00
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
11 sound discs (13 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781442367548
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)854900277
  • (OCoLC)ocn854900277
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A house in the sky : a memoir, Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett, (sound recording)
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/010/973/000000000010973002.gif
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • Duration: 13:00:00
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
11 sound discs (13 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781442367548
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)854900277
  • (OCoLC)ocn854900277
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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