A Rope and a Prayer: A Kidnapping from Two Sides PDF

A Rope and a Prayer: A Kidnapping from Two Sides PDF


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  1. Tova Tova says:

    That was one wild ride I have a lot of respect for David Rohde now RTC Because apparently, I like reading depressing but powerful memoirs about people facing difficult situations and injustice in other countries Also, David Rohde s niece happens to be a friend of mine and she thought I might like this since I am liking Between Two Worlds My Life and Captivity in Iran That was one wild ride I have a lot of respect for David Rohde now RTC Because apparently, I like reading depressing but powerful memoirs about people facing difficult situations and injustice in other countries Also, David Rohde s niece happens to be a friend of mine and she thought I might like this since I am liking Between Two Worlds My Life and Captivity in Iran


  2. Paul Pessolano Paul Pessolano says:

    Reporters today put themselves at risk to get the big story David Rhohde is one of them He was doing a story on the Taliban and thought he neededauthenticity for his story He decided, against his better judgement, to meet with a leader fo the Taliban He knew the risk he was taking, and sure enough, he walked into a trap and became a kidnap victim A Rope and a Prayer is a story of what it is like to be a kidnap victim of the Taliban with everyday not knowing if it will be your last Y Reporters today put themselves at risk to get the big story David Rhohde is one of them He was doing a story on the Taliban and thought he neededauthenticity for his story He decided, against his better judgement, to meet with a leader fo the Taliban He knew the risk he was taking, and sure enough, he walked into a trap and became a kidnap victim A Rope and a Prayer is a story of what it is like to be a kidnap victim of the Taliban with everyday not knowing if it will be your last You must live with that possibility, and you are reminded everyday that you could be beheaded at any time This coupled with the harsh living conditions, brutal weather, and the continually moving from location to location plays on ones mind.The situation is exacerbated when you take into consideration your friends and relatives that you have back home who are worried about you and are looking to the government and private organizations to secure your freedom.Although my heart goes out to these people, one must realize that they have put themselves into this situation and they were not acting for the governmentin any way They were working for private industry and the risk they take are well known to them and are made for their personal benefit.In this case, David Rohde, becomes a very lucky man He is able to escape and find refugee in a very hostile enviornment This is probably one of the few stories, out of this conflict, that has a good ending I would hope that other people who read this story will take a second look at what they are doing It is one thing to put oneself at risk, but most also be aware of what the consequences are to other people involved in your life People like David Rohde must take personal responsibility for their actions


  3. DocHolidavid DocHolidavid says:

    David Rohde s account of his capture by the Taliban in Afghanistan with alternating accounts by his wife, Kristen Mulvihill, of her struggle in determining David s predicament and location as she fights for his return through political means from her home in the U.S It is an account revealing the defiant, vengeful, aimless and ragtag nature of radical Islam cast in the backdrop of a good international historical explanation of prior circumstances It provides some insight into a culture in chao David Rohde s account of his capture by the Taliban in Afghanistan with alternating accounts by his wife, Kristen Mulvihill, of her struggle in determining David s predicament and location as she fights for his return through political means from her home in the U.S It is an account revealing the defiant, vengeful, aimless and ragtag nature of radical Islam cast in the backdrop of a good international historical explanation of prior circumstances It provides some insight into a culture in chaos, lost in endless revolution among its own factions as the world leaves them in a stone age they seem to embrace as they grant no grace among themselves or toward other cultures, religions or nations It also provides insight into the helpless nature of international negotiations for such isolated cases of international kidnapping for political purposes I recommend this book


  4. Garwen Jackson Garwen Jackson says:

    Good story, but David had been kidnapped beforehello


  5. Gerry Gerry says:

    This story is an important one as told by the author and his wife both of whom lived through the ordeal from different places of the globe The author the captive and the author s wife the person in NYC attempting to work his release.The most interesting parts of this book for me were when the author would provide a historical narrative of the context to his observations in reflection while describing the events as they unfolded There were many other parts of this book that simply dragged on This story is an important one as told by the author and his wife both of whom lived through the ordeal from different places of the globe The author the captive and the author s wife the person in NYC attempting to work his release.The most interesting parts of this book for me were when the author would provide a historical narrative of the context to his observations in reflection while describing the events as they unfolded There were many other parts of this book that simply dragged on for me, to the point I would lose interest in the book and then return a couple of days later I am one of those readers that when I start a book I simply have to finish it This book could not end quick enough for me.I am thankful and grateful that the author lived to write his story and that he returned home safely The author has had many good people in his life that care for him and this is commendable It simply adds value to the existence of each of us in the end.The real one irony in this book as published in 2010 are the interactions on the porous border between Pakistan and Afghanistan There are no real tight controls and tribal feudalism rules the day in many of these locations as the author wrote on his own experiences and reflections to this end For example during his travels in and throughout Pakistan, Afghanistan and the too and fro the captures kept moving, he was able to witness similar accounts at various places In his writing though not through his intent of purpose he informs us of the lack of security at any of the border points he went through in one section he even writes Living in the tribal areas has made me evenconvinced Compared with the dynamism of New Delhi, Islamabad, and Kabul, Miran Shah is frozen in time An incessant focus on the next world has led to intolerance, zealotry, and stagnation to this one. Porous borders simply lead to a feudalism and fiefdom existence, not unlike many parts just south of the United States as the many Cartels have organized for their continued ability to kidnap, human traffic, drug running, and currency running and gun running as they do There is little if any difference to these areas of existence in the world today Human trafficking is the largest problem world wide at one point, this author was himself a victim of these sorts of atrocities and lived to write the story Unrealistic demands for money or exchange of prisoners or both only proves and solidifies the case further Americans are all rich therefore when you cross from Mexico to the USA you will pay me 5,000 or you will end up like fish food if you do this willingly on your own Or, Americans are rich therefore we want 15M for your along with the release of 23 of our brothers imprisoned in your prisons for exchange There is no difference in extortion humans are a cheap commodity to some that hold high price tags for those who value life to be priceless in which each one counts for some purpose.I cannot in good conscience givethan three stars to this book


  6. Danielle Danielle says:

    Quite a timely read, on the eve of the 9 11 anniversary, with news of increased violence in the region and recent attacks on foreign journalists A riveting story of a kidnapping told from two perspectives The part of the book that resonated most for me was this I do not believe that religion itself is inherently divisive or destructive For me, religion in moderation brings out our better angels Religion in extremes, though, frequently brings out our worst It plays upon what is perhaps Quite a timely read, on the eve of the 9 11 anniversary, with news of increased violence in the region and recent attacks on foreign journalists A riveting story of a kidnapping told from two perspectives The part of the book that resonated most for me was this I do not believe that religion itself is inherently divisive or destructive For me, religion in moderation brings out our better angels Religion in extremes, though, frequently brings out our worst It plays upon what is perhaps our gravest flaws as humans our ability to lose our compassion, to be dogmatic, to think our ideological beliefs are right and others are wrong, to turn members of different groups into a dangerous other At this time in our shared history, we could all benefit from reflecting on these words


  7. Brienne Brienne says:

    I read this because I have an interest in better understanding the political situation in Pakistan and Afghanistan and in how the West has impacted that situation Am also very much taken with the second season of Serial, about Bowe Bergdahl who was captured by the Taliban and held in the same region as David Rhode the author of this book was Highly recommend Insightful and nuanced, the authors resisted sensationalizing Rhode s experienced and made a valiant effort to relay the complexity of I read this because I have an interest in better understanding the political situation in Pakistan and Afghanistan and in how the West has impacted that situation Am also very much taken with the second season of Serial, about Bowe Bergdahl who was captured by the Taliban and held in the same region as David Rhode the author of this book was Highly recommend Insightful and nuanced, the authors resisted sensationalizing Rhode s experienced and made a valiant effort to relay the complexity of the culture in the war ravaged place where he was held His insight about organized religion worldwide was particularly compelling noting that the religious people of this world have muchin common than they realize In closing the book he writes, I passionately believe that if you are skeptical of organized religion, as I remain, you can still have ideals


  8. Paula Paula says:

    It s tough to rate I enjoyed reading the story even though I don t find David or his wife particularly admirable, sympathetic or even likeable I enjoyed the parts about the culture clash, the region where he was being held, the success of propaganda and the resulting mindset of the kidnappers Toward the end of the book I began to skip Mulvehill s sections entirely as I really couldn t careless about her cosmo fashion shoots, ticking biological clock or onemention of being a newlywed wif It s tough to rate I enjoyed reading the story even though I don t find David or his wife particularly admirable, sympathetic or even likeable I enjoyed the parts about the culture clash, the region where he was being held, the success of propaganda and the resulting mindset of the kidnappers Toward the end of the book I began to skip Mulvehill s sections entirely as I really couldn t careless about her cosmo fashion shoots, ticking biological clock or onemention of being a newlywed wife without a husband, as she never once mentions the duration of David s captivity without also reminding us of the wedding That being said, I still recommend the book. odd huh


  9. Jodi Jodi says:

    You can t really feel sorry for a reporter who makes an appointment with the Taliban and then ends up kidnapped It s not as if they re known for their hospitality and love of Americans However, David Rohde isn t asking for our pity in fact, he is genuinely sorry for the consequences of his decision This is insightful look into U.S policy, private consultants, and ransom negotiations And if that s not enough, it is a genuine love story between husband and wife in harrowing circumstances.


  10. Lindsay Lindsay says:

    FASCINATING story of escape from a terrorist kidnapping deep in the mountains of Afghanistan Such guts to do what he did and survive


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  • Hardcover
  • 362 pages
  • A Rope and a Prayer: A Kidnapping from Two Sides
  • David Rohde
  • English
  • 04 March 2018
  • 0670022233

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