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  • Where the Wind Leads

  • A Refugee Family's Miraculous Story of Loss, Rescue, and Redemption
  • By: Vinh Chung
  • Narrated by: Josh Aaron
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 314

Vinh Chung was born in South Vietnam, just eight months after it fell to the communists in 1975. His family was wealthy, controlling a rice-milling empire worth millions; but within months of the communist takeover, the Chungs lost everything and were reduced to abject poverty. Knowing that their children would have no future under the new government, the Chungs decided to flee the country. In 1979, they joined the legendary “boat people” and sailed into the South China Sea, despite knowing that an estimated two hundred thousand of their countrymen had already perished at the hands of brutal pirates and violent seas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Refugees from Vietnam

  • By Justicepirate on 06-22-18

Family together always means home.

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Reviewed: 03-03-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Where the Wind Leads to be better than the print version?

Have not read print version.

What did you like best about this story?

The strong core values of the author.

Which scene was your favorite?

When the author described his love for his wife. It gave you even a greater insight into the pure love he shared. He was no longer impersonal as he applied the strong work ethic learned from family and it's survival.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

The book was very insightful of the hardships immigrants go through to get to this country. The extraordinary amount of work and concentration on a clear goal the hero of the book demands of himself subsequently is a reward to the community in which he works and the family that he loves. The hero should be oh so proud of himself.

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