A House in the Sky: A Memoir
The readers can download A House in the Sky: A Memoir Audiobook for free via Audible Free Trial.
A House in the Sky is the superbly-written and intensely moving memoir of Amanda Lindhout, a 31-year-old Canadian woman who was kidnapped in Somalia and held for a harrowing 460 days. Even prior to the 2008 morning when her captors abducted her on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Lindhout’s story is an unusual one: After finishing high school in hard-scrabble Alberta, she moved to the big city—Calgary—and became a cocktail waitress, saving her tips from customers flush with oil-boom cash. At the age of 20, with her newfound income, Lindhout boarded her first international flight. As a child, she had escaped a house governed by chaos and violence, her mother often beaten in the room next door, by paging through copies of National Geographic and imagining herself in its exotic locales. Now she would see those places for real.