I loved this book. My ears found the descriptions to be musical. The story is brilliantly laid out to illustrate the relentlessness of war and its aftermath through with a compassion that is rigorous as well as forgiving.
The narrative jumped between the past and present much, without indication. After a few hours of listening, I could tell by the narrative. Difficult at first but worked out. Excellent story and narration.
What a beautiful, poetic, compassionate and healing novel - a listening pleasure.
This is now one of my favorite books. I had no idea how hard it was for the North Vietnamese. I only knew that we helped the SouthVietnamese. There are definitely parallels with what’s happening in our country and what happened under Nazi rule. The characters were brought to life beautifully by the narrator and she helped me visualize the beauty of their country.
Told with such eloquence; beautiful, almost musical language. This author is truly talented.
A captivating heart wrenching story over several generations of conflict in Vietnam. A sensitive approach to a lot of hatred and wrong doing. Poetic,, well written and excellently narrated. Highly recommended! Thank you for writing this book Nguyen.
Really moving book, great to understand some of the struggles of the Vietnamese people.
Sensitive rendition of this family's story, beautifully narrated. I loved listening to this book.
Such a beautiful book, I felt like I was in those times, of the Vietnam war, perfectly and realistic described by the author. Really enjoyed listening to this audiobook.
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