A Mighty Heart Author:Mariane Pearl In A Mighty Heart an astonishingly courageous woman tells the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband's life and death. For five weeks, the world watched and worried about Danny Pearl, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan. And then came the news of his shocking and brutal murder. Danny's ... more »reasons for being in Karachi, the complete story of his abduction, and the intense effort to find him are told here for the first time. Mariane and Danny Pearl were working in South Asia because they believed that good reporting is essential to our understanding of the complexity of regional politics and religions. They knew the risks inherent in the life they chose and took conscientious precautions. There are many mighty hearts in the Pearl story, many brave people who helped Mariane in her search for her abducted husband. This account is riveting, illuminating, and heart-breaking. We learn about the terrorists' methods, ideologies, and ruthless violence. As soon as Pearl was discovered missing, a global effort began to locate him and identify his captors -- a race against the clock that spanned the dangerous fissures of culture and politics and language that separate Islamic terrorists and America. Only one person can tell this story: Danny Pearl's wife, Mariane, for it is she who initiated and helped direct the urgent search for her husband and she who can paint a moving portrait of a marriage built on the ideals of truth, justice, and love.« less
What a brave woman Marianne Pearl is. This book is such an intimate look at her life as well as a first hand account of her husbands kidnapping and death. It is a lesson about the complexities and random brutal terrorism that goes on in this world on a daily basis.
The down side to the audio is that it is sometimes difficult to understand because it is read by the author so there is a slight language barrier. Also there are so many characters with very long and similar names that made it difficult for me to follow sometimes.
Don't let that stop you though. It is definitely a must read.
True story so this is a hard one to read. It is hard due to the subject matter of love and death but a very worth while read. I found it never dull and moved smoothly along until you felt like you knew this couple for years. Very tragic but Ms. Pearl moves on with life and brings to point how precious our time together really is. So worth my time.
A well written book. The courage that Daniel had as a journalist to uncover the truth in countries where the truth ccan be hidden and oppressed is quite compelling. Mariane's courage as a wife and mother to be was heartwrenching. I am so glad to read her book and I hope others will too. I also learned more about Pakistan and the War on terror.