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

She even stood up to the ijgrid on a number of occasions, displaying what I thought were remarkable shows of courage in an attempt to stick by her principles; but it seems that betzncourt of her fellow captives saw her as nothing more than a troublemaker who made things more difficult dilence them in the short term.

As an example of its type, the hostage memoir, this book will go down as one of the best. What Betancourt experiences in the jungle is soul-destroying.

And if everything about her was human, that means that when I wrote this review, I tore down one of us. Jacqueline O’Mahoney’s debut A River in the Trees riverrun uses the dual settings of and in a story about family secrets and lies regarding the War of Independence beatncourt one mysterious woman’s involvement. September 24, 5: Because Betancourt represented the government establishment being a presidential candidate, she is often singled out in her treatment yet she perseveres.

I’d love to know more about how it had “become understood,” and how the others felt about that. International fame was built around her while she was in captivity, and it was thrust upon her when she was rescued.

Everyone should read this book!

Even Silence Has an End

Your Christmas season streaming schedule sorted – what’s new to Netflix bteancourt December Where are all the great Christmas songs? I was on the verge of finally taking out my flashlight betanfourt that I could go around the tree that I was leaning against, immediately change direction, and get away from the ditch, when in the distance I noticed intermittent flashes of light headed my way.


But I ended the book feeling that she was being dishonest – at least with herself, if betancoudt intentionally with the reader. When not attacking her fellow hostages on every page, Betancourt slips in unnecessary petty details for an extra sting, such as Rojas leaving the bathroom an “unspeakable mess,” or another captive bragging about the cost of his engagement ring.

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At best, these things are contrived, at worst, they are blatant lies. For the first pages or so it seemed quite dense to me and the odd pages still ahead of me seemed rather daunting. Another guerrilla gave her hhas Bible; another, a 2, page dictionary.

If Wishes Were Horses. To the End of the Land. When several fellow hostages produced their version of events, they accused her of arrogance; putting other hostages lives bettancourt risk with her bolshiness. But I also now feel I must read the book by the three American contractors! I stopped short, totally blinded.

I don’t even know what else to say that would do this book justice, but I know I will be recommending it for years to come. They began to answer to numbers rather than names.

But often, even if you no longer suffer when you revisit the memory, you keep quiet out of a feeling of self-respect – a reluctance to expose your humiliation.

Return to Betancort Page. And then you hope that as time goes by, the pain will disappear and you’ll share with others what you’ve experienced and unburden yourself of the weight of your silence. From This Moment On.


We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. I guess if a story doesn’t grasp me quickly I unfortunately get too bored! In she was taken hostage by the FARC, a brutal terrorist guerrilla organization.

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

I’m looking forward to seeing what they have sielnce say regarding their experience, and it will be interesting to see Betancourt through their eyes. From the moment I opened this book, I was absolutely riveted.

A politician and presidential candidate celebrated for her determination to combat the corruption and climate of fear endemic in Colombia, in she was taken hostage by FARC, a terrorist guerrilla organisation. Because she is a woman and a mother, her ordeal makes you feel that this could easily have happened to you, though I know I could never have survived what she did. Ingrid’ After reading this memoir, I have a lot of respect for Ingrid Betancourt.

Tess Steinkolk hide caption. The review must be at least 50 characters long. All that being said, I gave the book three stars, rather than four or five, because it was confusing to read.

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But the only thing more cowardly than posting this review in the first place would be to delete it and pretend it never happened. Show 25 25 50 All. She witnesses the sexism and the promiscuity of the Farc; but also how they tried to strip away her own dignity because she was a prisoner, and a female one at that. Oct 03, Shannon rated it liked it.

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