Book cover - Even Silence Has an End - Author Ingrid Betancourt

Even Silence Has an End

Author Ingrid Betancourt

  • Release Date: 2010-09-21
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Our score: 4
From 159 Ratings

Even Silence Has an End Summary

Even Silence Has an End - "Betancourt's riveting an unforgettable epic of moral courage and human endurance." -Los Angeles Times
In the midst of her campaign for the Colombian presidency in 2002, Ingrid Betancourt traveled into a military-controlled region, where she was abducted by the FARC, a brutal terrorist guerrilla organization in conflict with the government. She would spend the next six and a half years captive in the depths of the Colombian jungle. Even Silence Has an End is her deeply moving and personal account of that time. The facts of her story are astounding, but it is Betancourt's indomitable spirit that drives this very special narrative-an intensely intelligent, thoughtful, and compassionate reflection on what it really means to be human.

Even Silence Has an End Review

  • Cathartic

    By drrjv
    A long book describing authors ordeal over 6 years of being a hostage. Some parts heartfelt interspersed among long periods of narcissism. Still, have to admit that it appeared to be a grueling imprisonment and author should be proud to have survived through it.
  • Thank you

    By Pinklace04
    I read this book in a day I could not put it down. This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. With everything that she went through she didn't lose herself. One of the strongest women on this planet. Thank you for writing this book. It show what people can become and what people can overcome.
  • Even silence has an end

    By bubbagary
    This book was an incredible trek through the jungles of Colombia, too long, too muddy, too dense with the underbrush of her trials. But how else could she relay the anguish, disappointments and betrayals? I recommended it to my book club. We're discussing it on May 15. Does anyone have some good discussion topics?
  • A story full of heart and soul

    By Luptie
    A truly amazing story about one woman's strength and love for her family and country. To have gone through what she did is unbelievable and truly inspiring. I strongly recommend it!
  • Amazing

    By AngryBirdAddict2222
    What an amazing story of self discovery, courage, faith, love and hope. Ingrid's story reminded me of many things I've taken for granted and the importance of living each day to the fullest and fighting for the things we believe in and love dearly. This is a book I will read over and over and is one I will recommend to everyone I know.
  • Thank you

    By Bob's kid
    Her griping life in captivity made me reflect on the true nature of people and what we could do to others and endure within ourselves.
  • Incredible Journey

    By Crod60
    The story of her capture and the human spirit's a ability to adapt and grow is very powerful. The book is well written. The focus on spiritual survival is humbling and uplifitng. Ingrid, "Que Dios te bendiga"
  • Even silence has an end

    By Brandfree
    An amazing book of courage and survival. Filled with Ms. Ingrid Betancourt undying elegance and extraordinary charisma!
  • Even Silence has an end

    By JorgeCollazo
    This was one of my favorite reads ever! I was apprehensive, thinking that the subject matter was depressing but it was a great lesson about perseverance and hope. Her descriptions of the jungle made me feel as if I was living the jungle with her. Her insights into the humanity, or lack there of, of her kidnappers painted a very clear picture of the victimization of both the hostages and the young guerrilla recruits. This is a story that needs to be told and shared.
  • Fascinating!!

    By Jumping Jax
    Ingrid brings us with her into a world of captivity, terror, and unimaginable pain, and shows us how to endure and stand up to this unrelenting and seemingly never-ending new reality with uncompromising integrity, humanity, strength, and compassion. You will come away with a great respect for this woman for her devotion to family, life, and the true meaning of what freedom really