New Releases - Audio Books Vietnam and Cambodia
Audio Books Vietnam and Cambodia
Learn about the Vietnam war by listening to the experiences of Vietnamese soldier Bao Ninh and American Veterans, Frederick Downs and Nelson DeMille. The beautiful novel Saigon by Anthony Grey starts in 1925 and gives a good insight in Vietnamese history of the last century. Writers Kim Thuy and Le Ly Hayslip tell the stories of Vietnamese refugees and the memories of their traumatic past. The Sympathizer is a 2016 bestseller.
Tim O’ Brien (born 1946) and Vietnam veteran is an American novelist who wrote many novels about the Vietnam war. His best known book is “The Things they Carried”. With his anti-war novel ‘Going After Cacciato’ (1978) O’Brien won the National Book Award for Fiction.
One of the best-known and best-reviewed books of an American war veteran and shortlisted for the 1990 Pulitzer Price for Fiction.
It is a collection of stories based on the experiences of O'Brien's fellow soldiers from the Alpha Company. The title is about what the soldiers carried in the battle far away from their homeland, not just ‘the things’ like their weapons, but especially their emotions, such as the doubts about going to Vietnam, feelings of guilt and fear, companionship and responsibility.
“Every man carried what he needed to survive, and those who did carried their shattering stories away from the jungle and back to a nation that would never understand”.
The audiobook contains a chapter in which O'Brien tells (read by the author himself) about his trip back to Vietnam in 1994 and how her revived his experiences as a soldier 25 years ago.
A classic in the Vietnam war literature and finalist for the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
In the Lake of the Woods - Tim O'Brien and Bryan Cranston
When the information comes to light that John Wade, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, was present at the time of a massacre at a Vietnamese village (My Lai), he retreats with his wife Kathy to a lake side cabin in the northern Minnesota woods. But shortly after their arrival, his wife mysteriously vanishes into the wilderness. The police tries to locate Kathy but soon the suspicion turns on Wade. Then he too disappears…
If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home - Tim O'Brien, 2012
About the author’s time in Vietnam in the Alpha Company and the various comrades he met, like the commanding officer, who dealt with the investigation into the My Lai Massacre. O’Brien describes in detail the mines that are encountered by the infantrymen, and the indiscriminate way that these devices disfigure not only soldiers, but also civilians.
For most cambodian people the recent history of the pol pots genocide still leaves many scars. ‘In the Shadow of the Banyan’ and Loung Ung’s personal memoir recount the horrors of the Khmer Rouge period and the lost lives of so many family members.
Today Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in the World and the book of Camron Wright describes an attempt to escape the life as a garbage collector.