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“472 Days Captive of the Abu Sayyaf is a useful book for stakeholders in the national security community and people generally interested in the study of security and terrorism. Its main contribution lies in the operational details about the ASG’s operations as well as Rodwell’s survival techniques.”
—Francis C. Domingo, International Studies Department, De La Salle University; Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints, 64:2 (2016)
“On 5 December 2011, Warren Rodwell was kidnapped from his adopted home in Ipil, Zamboanga province in the southern Philippines by the notorious Abu Sayyaf Group. Rodwell survived 15 months as a captive – a rare feat given the organisation’s reputation for beheading captives whose ransom is not quickly paid. This is the story of Rodwell’s ordeal, and how he survived against the odds.”
—Dr Damien Kingsbury, Professor of Asian Political and Security Studies, Deakin University, Australia
“Warren Rodwell's story is one of modern day survival. Kidnapped by Islamic extremists while living in the Philippines, Warren survived for 15 months in captivity being moved from location to location. How he maintained his sanity let alone his life is an incredible feat of courage, guts and determination. Warren’s story proves that where there is life there is definitely hope. A true inspiration.”
—David Richardson, Senior Journalist, 7 News Investigations and Features, Australia