Kidnapped by the Taliban: A Story of Terror, Hope, and Rescue by Seal Team Six

Version: Unabridged
Author: James Lund , Dilip Joseph
Narrator: Vikas Adam
Genres: Biography & Memoir
Publisher: Thomas Nelson on Brilliance Audio
Published In: October 2014
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Overview

Back Cover Copy:
“Am I About to Die?”
On December 5, 2012, American medical doctor Dilip Joseph and two colleagues are driving back to Kabul, Afghanistan, after serving villagers that morning at a rural clinic. Suddenly a man waving an AK-47 blocks their path. More armed men jump out of hiding. For Dilip, it is the beginning of a nightmare—he’s being kidnapped by the Taliban.
Dilip and his friends endure a nine-hour march into the mountains, gruesome images of torture and death, and repeated threats of execution. Four days later Dilip is freed in a daring and deadly rescue that claims the life of a SEAL Team Six operator. Yet this is more than a story of desperation, survival, and loss. It is also a tale of surprising connection, compassion, and inspiration. As Dilip begins to view the Taliban not as monsters but as men, both he and his captors are challenged to reexamine everything that matters: courage, sacrifice, hope, and faith.
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With a jerk of his rifle, the leader points up the mountain on the left. There is no path. I look higher and see more armed men at the top of a hill about two hundred feet above us.
Apprehension surges up in me like black oil from a well. These aren’t ordinary robbers. This is too systematic.
I’ve been kidnapped by the Taliban.
As we walk, I fear the worst—that when we reach the top, they will shoot us. God, however this is going to end, please don’t let them torture me to death. Let it be one shot and done.
It is amazing how quickly everything we take for granted can be ripped away. In the space of a few minutes, I have lost all control of my life. All I can do is take a step, draw a breath, and hope I will be given the chance for another.
Step.
Breathe.
Hope.
 Kidnapped by the Taliban is a story of both terror and triumph. After reading this dramatic and inspiring account, you will never view Afghanistan or the Taliban in the same way again.

Reviews (1)

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Written by Kim U on February 13th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I liked the book, but the narrator was a bit much for me at times. He sounded a bit over the top at some moments and it irritated me :-)

Author Details

Author Details

Lund, James

James Lund is a freelance writer and editor who has worked with numerous bestselling authors. He is a former writer/editor for Multnomah Publishers, newspaper reporter and editor, and college publications official. He enjoys hiking and river rafting with his wife, Angela, and their three children in Central Oregon.
Peb Jackson is vice president of public affairs at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church and Purpose Driven Ministries in Lake Forest, California. He was a vice president at Focus on the Family for more than fifteen years. He lives with his wife, Sharon, in Colorado Springs, Colorado,

Joseph, Dilip

Dilip Joseph, MD, serves as medical director of Morning Star Development. He oversees public health, preventive health, and clinical projects in rural medical clinics in Afghanistan, providing access to those without health care options. Dr. Joseph s medical work spans both developing and developed countries, and he has experience in public health and clinical medicine. He lives with his family in Colorado.

Joseph, M.D., Dilip

Dilip Joseph, MD, serves as medical director of Morning Star Development. He oversees public health, preventive health, and clinical projects in rural medical clinics in Afghanistan, providing access to those without health care options. Dr. Joseph s medical work spans both developing and developed countries, and he has experience in public health and clinical medicine. He lives with his family in Colorado.