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In Extremis

The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin
Lu par : Lindsey Hilsum
Durée : 13 h et 25 min
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin, written and read by Lindsey Hilsum.

BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week

"It has always seemed to me that what I write about is humanity in extremis, pushed to the unendurable, and that it is important to tell people what really happens in wars." (Marie Colvin, 2001)

Marie Colvin was glamorous, hard drinking, braver than the boys, with a troubled and rackety personal life. With fierce compassion and honesty, she reported from the most dangerous places in the world, fractured by conflict and genocide, going in further and staying longer than anyone else. In Sri Lanka in 2001, Marie was hit by a grenade and lost the sight in her left eye - resulting in her trademark eye patch - and in 2012 she was killed in Syria. Like her hero, the legendary reporter Martha Gellhorn, she sought to bear witness to the horrifying truths of war, to write ‘the first draft of history’ and, crucially, to shine a light on the suffering of ordinary people.

Written by fellow foreign correspondent Lindsey Hilsum, this is the story of the most daring war reporter of her age. Drawing on unpublished diaries and notebooks and interviews with Marie’s friends, family and colleagues, In Extremis is the story of our turbulent age and the life of a woman who defied convention.

©2018 Lindsey Hilsum (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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  • AmazonCustomer
  • 14/01/2019

STUNNING

An absolute must not only for aspiring journalists but for anyone with a heartbeat. Marie Colvin put a face to the brutality of war. May her legacy echo for decades to come.

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  • Catherine McInnis
  • 29/11/2018

A breath-taking adventure story

The story of a fascinating and courageous character and the storied life she chose. Full of adventure, romance, bohemian parties and delicious dialogue. The author does a great job of putting famous Marie Colvin tales into context by sketching out the conflicts that drew her into the battle zone. The author is a fellow war correspondent and is fully equipped to bring her story to life in technicolor. Marie Colvin’s compassion and sense of duty are contagious. Recommend!

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  • michele
  • 28/11/2018

Dull reading

I was excited to download this book but sadly I’m going to give up listening to it. The author reads it but sadly her voice and tone is really monotonous. She also swallows a lot of words with I hurt find irksome. It’s a bit like someone taking turns to read aloud in high school. Sorry. Would have been better read by a voice actor. I haven’t listened to enough to rate the story yet.