American Hostage – Micah Garen, Marie-Helene Carleton – Audio Book

American Hostage – Micah Garen, Marie-Helene Carleton : A rare and powerful story of hope, love, survival, and the struggle to bring back alive a hostage in Iraq.

Micah Garen and Marie-Helene Carleton were journalists and filmmakers working in Iraq on a documentary with their Iraqi translator Amir Doshi. In the late summer of 2004, they began to wrap up their work, and Marie-Helene returned home while Micah remained for a final two weeks of filming. As Micah and Amir were filming in a Nasiriyah market, something went horribly wrong: Micah was unmasked as a foreigner and kidnapped by militants in southern Iraq.

Home in New York, Marie-Helene awoke to a gut-wrenching phone call from Micah’s mother with word of his abduction. She promised Micah’s mother the impossible – that together they would bring Micah back alive.

American Hostage is the remarkable memoir of Micah Garen’s harrowing abduction and survival in captivity, as well as the heroic and successful struggle of Marie-Helene; along with family and friends to win Micah’s and Amir’s release from their captors. The world watched and waited as Micah’s drama unfolded, but the authors, now safely home and engaged to be married, detail the dramatic untold story.

The fight of Marie-Helene Carleton is the one which makes the impossible comes true and the proof s well that when one believes with all his or her strengh everything is feasable and possible. Its as well and astonishing read because we do discover a moving, sympathic portrait of Iraq and its people truggling against the chaos unleashed by the American liberation. And the description of Micah aren’s friendship with his translator Amir, an educated, secular Muslim. To read absolutly.

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