A Long Way Gone

Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.72 hours)
Product Number: Z100124632
Released: Jun 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781427202314
Narrator/s: Ishmael Beah
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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This is how wars are fought now by children, hopped up on drugs, and wielding AK-47s. In the more than fifty violent conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them. How does one become a killer? How does one stop? Child soldiers have been profiled by journalists, and novelists have struggled to imagine their lives. But it is rare to find a first-person account from someone who endured this hell and survived. In A Long Way Gone Beah, now twenty-six years old, tells a riveting story in his own words: how, at the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he'd been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. This is a rare and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty.

Author(s): Ishmael Beah
Original Publish Date: Mar 20, 2007

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Author(s): Ishmael Beah
Narrator(s): Ishmael Beah
Product Number DB726
Released: Sep 29, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427206466
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
Product Number EB00102228
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780374706524

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