I listened to the audio book and the beginning is slow.
It gets very good and I cannot believe the number of people North Korea has kidnapped and it made we think that a lot of it was going on while I was in High School in the 1980's.
A riveting book which examines Choi-Eun-hee and Shin Sang-ok lives before being kidnapped, their 8 years in captivity in North Korea and the Iron Curtain, the movies made, and their lives after escaping. The book does a great job of conveying the emotions felt and struggles after escaping and trying to integrate into American society and the difficulties they faced after making the decision to return to South Korea.
It's a tragic story that is riveting after the beginning context is described for the listener or reader and I would highly recommend this book.