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Price of Life [Kindle Edition]

Nigel Brennan , Kellie Brennan , Nicole Bonney
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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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.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2816 KB
  • Print Length: 405 pages
  • Publisher: e-penguin (June 27 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00APDOE72
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,027 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.6 out of 5 stars
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By tr16
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Read this right after Amanda's House in the Sky which was in itself a master-piece. "Price of Life" provides a unique perspective of the rescue and Nigel's account of the events. Mesmerizing saga- both books are a must read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars High interest, awkward presentation March 2 2014
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Nigel's ordeal deserves attention for various reasons. His story, co-written with his sister and sister-in-law, cannot fail to elicit sympathy and admiration for the family's very tough commitment to their brother/son. Nigel's narrative is honest and, I suspect, muted as to some of the worst aspects of his imprisonment. We need to realize the dangers and realities of what people like Amanda and Nigel endured.

My main objection is in the proliferation of Aussie terms, making it difficult to follow the thread of thought while navigating so much unfamiliar slang. The same happens with names of people and organizations -- too many variations, etc. to comfortably keep track of. A good editor could have pointed these things out and helped maintain their distinctive "voice" while making the narrative a smoother read. Not that we have to be comfortable, but the overall effect was bumpy and disagreeable for the wrong reasons.
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2.0 out of 5 stars read a House in the Sky instead! March 16 2014
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Not very well written.
Too many acronyms and people mentioned without an explanation of who they are.
The last few chapters dragged on and on. Too much unnecessary detail.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! Jan. 20 2014
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This book kept me up till all hours! I couldn't put it down for the life of me! A must read for sure!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Riveting June 27 2014
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I read Amanda’s book as well and this one is definitely worth the time but read hers first if you are going to read both. There were many grammar errors as someone else mentioned but not a big deal. Thrilling to read but a very different style and account compared to Amanda’s book. It does focus heavily on the negotiation part but this was very interesting!!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not Great June 23 2014
By Under Ether TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
I recently read Amanda Lindhout's book "A House In The Sky", which was astonishing and devastating and beautiful. I was interested in reading Nigel's side of the story, but unfortunately this book does not deliver. It's not very well organized, or well written. His story makes up about 1/3 of the book and while parts of it were interesting, it really lacked the same emotional impact that Amanda's book had. There aren't a lot of details or description, just a synopsis of his time spent in captivity. The other 2/3 of the book are his family's side of the story trying to organize the ransom payments, which is just a lot of tedious information that goes around in circles. They state pretty clearly they dislike Amanda, whether for personal reasons or because they blame her for Nigel being kidnapped, I'm not sure.. but the sister makes a couple snide comments referring to Amanda as a "cheerleader" and how the clothes she would be forced to wear by her captors wouldn't be stylish enough for her. I personally didn't think these remarks were appropriate considering Amanda endured unimaginable brutality by her captors, much worse than Nigel did. If you're interested in this story, skip this book and read A House in the Sky instead.
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