hard to put down! This should be mandatory reading for all! I wonder about my Vietnamese parents odyssey having to have to mandatory immigrated twice in their lifetime. thank you Alex, your story is extremely educational and provocative. Viet.
I've seen the movie almost 30 years ago. It was touching. I'm glad I read the book as an adult. It gave a great perspective of events. This is a book that every American should read.
I read this book for the first time while in high school over 20 years ago. I was deeply moved by it then and equally so by the audio version I just finished listening to. The narrator could not have done a better job infusing the characters with personality and the book with meaning. And the story has equal importance now as it did when first published, a year before my birth. I know it won't be long before I read it again. A must read for all people.
Such an amazing and captivating story, backed up by research that is nothing less that impressive! And the performance is by far the best that I have ever heard from an audiobook.
I was a bit too young for the 70's mini series but I figured I knew the story.
Although it started out slow, I was soon hooked and could not stop. I listen while on my daily walks and I found myself unable to stop.
This story is absolutely gripping. I understand more about my country, why north & south are sooooo different .... And I know this amazing story. I'm just stunned. It was SO good.
What a great story. Everyone should read this.