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North Korea's Hidden Revolution (Digital Audiobook)

How the Information Underground is Transforming a Closed Society

By Jieun Baek, Caroline McLaughlin (Narrator)

Publication Date: November 14, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
MP3 CD (11/15/2016)
Compact Disc (11/15/2016)
Compact Disc (11/15/2016)
Hardcover (11/15/2016)


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.

About the Author

Caroline McLaughlin is a versatile narrator with a smooth voice who strives to bring the author's words to life. She discovered her love for storytelling while recording audiobooks for people with reading disabilities. Being a great study of "people" has helped her to develop rich characters and accents. She equally enjoys narrating fiction and nonfiction works. Her languages include conversational Mandarin Chinese.