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by Brennan, Nigel

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TitleThe Price of Life : A true story of kidnap and ransom
Author / Responsible partyBrennan, Nigel
TopicsAutobiography. Brennan, Nigel -- Kidnapping, August 2008. Lindhout, Amanda -- Kidnapping, August 2008. Photographers -- Australia -- Biography. Kidnapping -- Somalia. Ransom -- Australia -- Political aspects. International crimes.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Captured by terrorists, kept in solitary confinement, guarded by men with AK47s and little respect for life. Could you survive it? Bundaberg photojournalist Nigel Brennan travels to Somalia with Canadian reporter Amanda Lindhout. They are abducted by a criminal gang, that puts a price of US$3 million on their heads. If it's not paid, they will be killed. And the Australian government does not pay ransoms. After more than a year of stalled negotiations, Nigel's family takes matters into their own hands. They go against government advice, scarifying their livelihoods, their houses and personal lives to bring the hostages home. Meanwhile, the kidnappers are losing patience. Brutalised, shackled, not knowing when or how the situation will end, Nigel faces the fight of his life. This is a story about what it takes to survive, and how far a family will go for freedom, whatever the price.

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System control numberE13689
Original Print PublisherAustralia: Penguin Group, 2011.
Narrator NameNarrated by Alan Needham and Recorded by Kerry Fasolo and Susie Punch.
Participant or performer noteNarrated by Alan Needham and Recorded by Kerry Fasolo and Susie Punch.
Contains Strong/Coarse languageStrong language
Narrators GenderMale narrator
Contains Violent ContentGraphic Violence