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This is Bun Yom’s story of his capture by the Khmer Rouge at fourteen-years-old - and the unmatched suffering, courage, and heroism that ensued.

After three years as a killing-field slave, seventeen-year-old Bun Yom escaped from the Khmer Rouge and became a freedom fighter. Using his wisdom, courage, and infinite compassion, Bun rescued thousands of Cambodian people and soon became the Cambodian Freedom Fighters’ greatest soldier. Tomorrow I’m Dead is the only known first-person account of the freedom fighter’s heroic liberation of slaves from the Khmer Rouge killing fields.

This production concludes with an exclusive interview with the author, which includes untold stories such as Bun’s use of crocodiles to escape enemy gunfire. Also included is an epilogue in the author’s own voice offering a message of encouragement and hope.

Bun Yom arrived in the United States with not one penny, with only the clothes he was wearing, and without knowing a single word of English. Through hard work, he now has his own home, a family, a restaurant, and many friends. It took twenty years before he was ready to write about his years in the killing fields, but for the sake of kids everywhere, he has finally done it.

©2010 Bun Yom (P)2012 Made for Success, Inc.

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Good Historical Account

Very good historical account of life under the Khmer Rouge. Extremely courageous man. To understand the events of savagery we must hear from those who experienced it.

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True Heroic Story

This audible book requires patience and some ability to look beyond the flaws of its delivery. The writing and narration are not polished or "professional" in any sense. But this is such a compelling true story of the horrific Cambodian war that must be told. If you can get past the first part of the book and stay with the story line-- you will be educated and rewarded for your patience as you learn of an amazing survivor, a true hero and his incredible life.

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Incredible story, extremely well told.

An amazing real-life insight into one of the most horrific recent world events told through the eyes of a clearly smart and resourceful kid. An amazing story which I am sure I will listen to again and again

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fantástico

Uma história de vida incrível. vale a leitura
Uma lição e vida para todos nós

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Worth every pennie

Boon is definitely a better person then I am. Communism is pure evil. He might have been born in Cambodia but to me, he's an American! And I am so happy to have him here in the United States. God bless him and Cambodia. So 😢 about that evil war.

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inspiring

this is the most inspiring story I ever listened to in my life. great man.

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Powerful and compassionate

As a child of Khmer refugees, the story of the Killing Fields and Khmer Rouge was something I grew up knowing about but could never imagine being a reality for my parents, their friends and family. Listening to Bun Yom’s story is different as I never heard the perspective of someone who lived through this horrendous experience and empowered himself immediately to selflessly save others; not just the Khmer people who were forced to work in the fields, but he also saved some Khmer Rouge soldiers from the evil they were absorbed in and helped them change their ways to save others in need.
I love my Khmer people so much and I hope anyone listening to this story can find strength, hope and understanding of the power of humanity in the face of suffering.

One minor gripe I had with the delivery of the story is the narrator’s cringe worthy pronunciation of Khmer Rouge… hearing Khmer “Roux” just seemed comical and made me think of cooking stir fry. A bit ironic for the story at hand.

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Excellent Autobiography! Some reader errors.

The only reason I knock one star off is because this could have benefited from a through proof-listen prior to release. The reading was clear, lovely, and competent, but there were errors that should have been eliminated in the end-production process. It is absolutely still worth the listen, and an important piece of first-hand history, so don't let the errors put you off!

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I don't know what to say.

Regardless of the author's grasp of English, he writes in such a way that there's no beating around the bush. To the story, it boggles the mind. It's not clear why, after story's such as his, people could support let alone advocate Marxism on any form.
This story broke my heart and I will remember it always.

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Very impressed with this biography!

What amazing things this man endured and the integrity he kept. Truly inspiring. A good read.