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Hostage: A Year at Gunpoint with Somali Gangsters

Hostage A Year at Gunpoint with Somali Gangsters On October British couple Paul and Rachel Chandler were kidnapped from their sailing boat in the archipelago of the Seychelles Their yacht Lynn Rival was recovered six days later by naval f

  • Title: Hostage: A Year at Gunpoint with Somali Gangsters
  • Author: PaulChandler Rachel Chandler Sarah Edworthy
  • ISBN: 9781845967956
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Paperback
  • On 23 October 2009, British couple Paul and Rachel Chandler were kidnapped from their sailing boat in the archipelago of the Seychelles.Their yacht, Lynn Rival, was recovered six days later by naval forces, abandoned off the central Somali coast.After the attack, Paul and Rachel were taken first onto a previously hijacked merchant ship and then to Somalia, where they wereOn 23 October 2009, British couple Paul and Rachel Chandler were kidnapped from their sailing boat in the archipelago of the Seychelles.Their yacht, Lynn Rival, was recovered six days later by naval forces, abandoned off the central Somali coast.After the attack, Paul and Rachel were taken first onto a previously hijacked merchant ship and then to Somalia, where they were held for over a year, enduring threats and intimidation while their captors tried to extort millions of dollars from their family.In this remarkable book, the Chandlers recount their terrifying ordeal, revealing the inspiring and poignant story behind the dramatic headlines At the heart of their survival was their unshakeable belief in each other and their determination to survive, making Hostage an unlikely love story for Paul and Rachel, death, at times, seemed preferable to being separated.

    Hostage A Year at Gunpoint with Somali Gangsters Paul Dec , Hostage A Year at Gunpoint with Somali Gangsters Paul Chandler on FREE shipping on qualifying offers The dramatic account of a British couple s kidnap by Somali pirates and their subsequent spell in captivity is revealed for the first time On October Hostage A Year at Gunpoint with Somali Gangsters by Paul Hostage A Year at Gunpoint with Somali Gangsters Their yacht, Lynn Rival, was recovered six days later by naval forces, abandoned off the central Somali coast On October , British couple Paul and Rachel Chandler were kidnapped from their sailing boat in the archipelago of the Seychelles. Hostage A Year at Gunpoint with Somali Pirates Paul Hostage A Year at Gunpoint with Somali Pirates and millions of other books are available for Kindle Learn Enter your mobile number or email address below and we ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Hostage film Hostage is a American neo noir action thriller drama film produced by and starring Bruce Willis and directed by Florent Emilio Siri The film was based on the novel of the same name by Robert Crais , and was adapted for the screen by Doug Richardson. Hostage US Supporting hostages and their families, both Each year, an estimated Americans are kidnapped overseas Their families suffer in silence and returning hostages face months of recovery to rebuild their lives Hostage US offers hostages and their families the support they need to survive this terrifying ordeal. Most Intense Hostage Situations Ever List Sep , On January , Jimmy Lee Dykes, a year old Vietnam War veteran hijacked a Dale County school bus and killed its driver, Charles Albert Poland Jr He also took Ethan, a five year old student from Midland Elementary School as a hostage.

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    1. Having sailed the Indian Ocean a few years previously, I remember thinking when the news broke of the Chandlers kidnap, how stupid these people must have been to sail in Somalian waters. However, having read the book my heart goes out to them. They did absolutely nothing wrong and were totally let down by the Seychelles government who were in complete denial about the pirate problem in their waters. A friend of mine who worked for Sunsail in the Seychelles at the time, told me it was common know [...]


    2. The story of the harrowing ordeal faced by a couple kidnapped and extorted for money at the hand of chat chewing Somali pirates. They describe their 388 days in captivity and the emotional rollercoaster as their belief in a rescue diminishes and the prospect of being made destitute by paying a ransom becomes apparent. The story is compelling because it is true and had large media exposure, and this provided a deeper, personal look at the toll and their resolve as hostages. However, the story was [...]


    3. In this remarkable book, Paul and Rachel Chandler exclusively recount their ordeal, revealing the entire breathtaking, inspiring and poignant story behind the dramatic headlines. At the heart of their survival was their unshakable belief in each other and their determination to survive against all the odds. Although it was difficult to follow at times due to the different fonts and trying to determine who was speaking when, it was a fantastic read, I couldn't put it down towards the end. I becom [...]


    4. I remember this incident, case, occurance or whatever you want to call it back when it was originally happening. I had a six-degrees-of-Kevin-Bacon-esque connection to it, and so paid a bit more attention to it. When I heard they were going to release a book about the experience, I kept my eyes open for a second hand copy. I've had this sitting around a couple of years and have finally gotten around to reading it.Paul and Rachel Chandler are a middle aged couple from the south of England who are [...]


    5. I remember this story being on the news and thinking they would never come out alive because of the high demands of money that the pirates wanted, but they did and they are both true survivors after what they went though. This book/diary of Rachel and Paul of there experience kept me gripped all the way through, some of the things they went through was shocking, makes me grateful that I live in a civilized country with laws and rules. I didn't really know much about Somali and the problems with [...]


    6. To start with, I feel sorry for Paul and Rachel to have lost one full year of their life because of this. What they went through and how they handled themselves, is no man feat. On the book, it's good overall. It gives you a detailed view of his to life is under captivity in Somalia. I was reading the book both because I wanted to know about Somali Piracy and also because I was interested in knowing more about this particular incident involving the Chandlers. Both the expectations have been fulf [...]


    7. A riveting read about a relatively recent situation of desperation, cruelty and good humour along with British 'stiff upper lip' survival. Was interesting to view the associated media videos that the hostage-takers made and can be found on You Tube. Writing style was perhaps not so sophisticated and the to-and-fro between Paul and Rachel's personal recollections was a bit irritating at times (like watching a game of tennis at Wimbledon) but the content was interesting, especially considering the [...]


    8. I have read Colin Freeman's book on being kidnapped by Somalians so was really expecting a duplicate of that book but that is not the case. I liked the structure of 'Hostage' with the different perspectives / observations of Paul and Rachel and the ordeal they went through. The images are very vivid which I am sure made writing this book and recollecting these memories quite painful. You certainly do go on a journey with them as they called it 'The Hostage Trail'.


    9. Entertaining read. The dramatic story makes up for the sometimes-confusing writing style (besides switching 1st person points of view back and forth between the couple, which is fine, there are spots where it switches from 1st person to 3rd and back to 1st within a paragraph). It's a relatively quick read, and made more entertaining because it's a true story.


    10. A compelling glimpse into a very challenging situation. I sometimes found it hard to work out who was speaking but it doesn't detract from the narrative and adds a sense of the disjointed nature of the Chandler's experience. Sarah Edworthy pulled it all together and adds a note at the end that gives a taste of what it must have been like to get this book sorted in such a tight timescale!


    11. This was so disturbing to read. Paul and Rachel Chandler, our dear friends spent 13 months as captives in Somalia. They endured incredible hardships and their story of survival is really a love story. Their faith in each other,in their family and in what is right kept them alive. It is a fascinating book which made me realize how lucky i am to live in a civilized country.


    12. I'm a sailor so had to read this one. Devastating to say the least. The book got slightly monotonous in the middle and so admittedly, I skipped a big chunk and went right to the rescue part.




    13. Too slow & repetitive. Could have tried interspersing interesting facts or the more dramatic happenings with the mundane.



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