Unbound by Dean King audiobook

Unbound: A True Story of War, Love, and Survival

By Dean King
Read by Norman Dietz

Tantor Audio 9780316167086
12.19 Hours 1
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In October 1934, the Chinese Communist Army found itself facing annihilation, surrounded by hundreds of thousands of Nationalist soldiers. Rather than surrender, 86,000 Communists embarked on an epic flight to safety. Only thirty were women. Their trek would eventually cover 4,000 miles over 370 days. Under enemy fire they crossed highland swamps, climbed Tibetan peaks, scrambled over chain bridges, and trudged through the sands of the western deserts. Fewer than 10,000 of them survived, but remarkably all of the women lived to tell the tale. Unbound is an amazing story of love, friendship, and survival written by a new master of adventure narrative.

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In October 1934, the Chinese Communist Army found itself facing annihilation, surrounded by hundreds of thousands of Nationalist soldiers. Rather than surrender, 86,000 Communists embarked on an epic flight to safety. Only thirty were women. Their trek would eventually cover 4,000 miles over 370 days. Under enemy fire they crossed highland swamps, climbed Tibetan peaks, scrambled over chain bridges, and trudged through the sands of the western deserts. Fewer than 10,000 of them survived, but remarkably all of the women lived to tell the tale.

Unbound is an amazing story of love, friendship, and survival written by a new master of adventure narrative.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Fascinating…King, the bestselling author of Skeletons on the Zahara, has done brilliant work bringing the march to life with a plethora of vivid, well-researched details…Unbound is an authoritative account of the Long March, but its evocations of the marchers’ experiences will linger long after the historical details slip from readers’ memories.” Richmond Times-Dispatch
[An] energetic book. Library Journal
"Unbound recounts the amazing journey that 30 women and 86,000 men took in an effort to escape Chaing Kai-shek’s advancing soldiers…Threading the narratives of the women’s individual stories, women’s place in China at the time, and the progress of the March with an overall picture of modern Chinese history, King gives readers a unique look at a turning point for [China].” Houston Press
“A terrific feminist story and a significant document of this incredible human feat.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Dean King

Author Bio: Dean King

Dean King is the bestselling author of Skeletons on the Zahara, Unbound, and the definitive biography of Patrick O’Brian. He has written for numerous publications, including the New York Times, Outside, Men’s Journal, Garden & Gun, and Granta. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 12.19
Audience: Adult
Language: English