Even Silence Has an End has ratings and reviews. La Petite Américaine said: UPDATE Ingrid Betancourt. · Rating details · 3, ratings · Ingrid Betancourt spent six years in the jungle as a captive of the Revolutionary Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the. “Betancourt’s riveting account is an unforgettable epic of moral courage and human endurance.” -Los Angeles Times In the midst of her campaign.

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Betancourt’s skills with self-analysis may lead her to a bit of unfair attribution of motives to her fellow captives. It’s free and yours to keep.

Who knows how any one of us would act in a similar situation – I don’t want to judge her. Copyright Ingrid Betancourt. I had my hands out in front of me to avoid obstacles. Colombia Biography books Autobiography and memoir Americas reviews.

It launched her to international stardom, scored her a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, the French love her more than their wine, and America is embracing her.

It’s predictable, it happens every day, and it’s purely abusive. The recipient of multiple international awards, Betancourt was one of the more famous political prisoners and was taken hostage inwhile she was running for president.

Because she had been a presidential candidate, Betancourt was often singled out and treated more harshly by both her captors and her fellow prisoners. View all hws comments.

Courage is not the absense of fear, it’s moving foreward with the presense of fear. Betancourt takes us into her mind as she undergoes indignity and deprivation, attempts several escapes unsuccessfully and yet somehow manages to keep her heart and head in tact, and increasingly, her newborn faith. I want to have the right to live in peace. What’s worse – being “arrogant” by refusing to die as an animal, or willingly being subjugated?


Even Silence Has an End

In she was taken hostage by the FARC, a brutal terrorist guerrilla organization. About this title Audio Format. Some facts are too painful to be told; silencce revealing them you relive them.

And I’d never let go of that conclusion I’d come to 6 years earlier: This is a true story about a female politician being kidnapped in Colombia and being held wnd 6 years as a political trading card for the guerrilla organization in the jungles of Colombia. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. She didn’t ask for any of it.

Marc Gonsalves, Keith Stansell, and Thomas Howes were American Northrop Grumman contractors who ran into plane engine trouble during a drug surveillance mission. Anyway, personalities aside, any first-hand account of an experience like ingrir must be partial and subjective; how could it be otherwise?

An earlier memoir I’d tried to read, Out of Captivity became immediately relevant, as each book references the authors of the other. Many people have momentary courage that burns out as fast as it comes. At best, these things are contrived, at worst, they are blatant lies.

Selected quotes my translations: But I can’t just keep crying about it either. I’m not trying to claim some false sense of importance by silsnce this.

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Feb 27, Noor rated it really liked it. Several times Betancourt escaped from the FARC, but each time she was recaptured and then harshly punished. Then, she exposes the inconsistency and hypocrisy of their beliefs. More With Ingrid Betancourt: The public persona wins, of course. Colombia is a bit of a mystery to me and I would I found this an engrossing and thought provoking read and am very glad I read it. I camouflaged myself among the roots of my old qn while praying to evven Lord to make me invisible.


The brutal treatment did not break Betancourt’s spirit. You submitted the following rating and review. So, I will reserve judgment on this particular piece. Keith was willing to do whatever his captors told him.

Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle by Ingrid Betancourt

Despite her ebd telling her otherwise, she decided to press on with her trip to the Farc area in an old pickup truck with limited protection. But before we all get misty-eyed and enamored beyond the point of no return, let’s have a look at reality.

So may I just say that I am so glad I continued reading because as her tortuous journey in captivity unravels I could hardly put the book down! I could not put it down, this book is full of emotion and I highly recommend it.

I was appalled that another hostage threatened to shop her to the guards unless she handed it over to him. Nov 08, Betsncourt rated it liked it.