- Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones
- Sprecher: Tom Weiner
- Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 6 Min.
- Ungekürztes Hörbuch
- Erscheinungsdatum: 01.12.2006
- Sprache: Englisch
- Anbieter: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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"This is an important, gut-wrenching story, one still unfolding in the wake of the war and September 2001." ( San Francisco Chronicle)
"Mr. Campbell tells this complex tale from a personal, feet-on-the-ground perspective....He reminds us that there is no longer any such thing as an isolated conflict that governments and corporations can ignore with impunity." ( New York Times)
Von utecklehe75 Am hilfreichsten 22.03.2008
terrifying - and a must read
a terrifying account of Diamonds and everything that comes with them ...
While I cannot voucher for the accuracy of all information contained (I simply lack the knowledge), Greg Campbell builds a compelling case about the interrelationships of diamonds, civil war, and weapon smuggling from & around Sierra Leone. He skillfully interweaves a representation of facts, personal observations, and the case-studies of individuals involved at different (or multiple) points in the trade ((slave) workers in the mines, smugglers, mercenaries, child soldiers, Middle Eastern merchants, diamond buyers, diplomats, ...). His account is terrifying without ever turning soggy or melodramatic (given the content of his account, he doesn't have to in order to make a point).
For the book - also check the rather unanimous reviews at amazon.
About the audiobook: It's well read and an excellent listen.
This book is excellent - the type of book one should read before starting some expensive shopping expedition (I told my husband to scratch anything diamondy from my jewelry wishlist - boy, did he like THAT idea) ...