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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (123 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Uyen Nicole Duong Narrator: Leslie Bellair Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Uyen Nicole Duong’s Daughters of the River Huong takes listeners on a century-long journey into the extraordinary history of Vietnam, all seen through the eyes of Simone, a precocious and passionate teenager who reveals the lives of her Vietnamese ancestors.

Beginning with Huyen Phi, the Mystique Concubine from the extinct Kingdom of Champa, to her daughters, Madame Cinnamon and Ginseng, and finally to Simone’s own mother, Duong gives listeners a compelling, historic, and sometimes voyeuristic view into a world few have experienced. From the monarchy to French colonialism, from American intervention to the fall of Saigon and Communist rule, the lives of these women are profoundly changed by history … and perhaps history is changed by them. The writing is poetic, the stories gripping, and whether you are a lover of romance, history, or the human condition, this novel delivers.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rachel | 9/11/2013

    " loved it ... traveling thru so many lives and so many times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sara | 3/27/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. It was a nice story of 4 generations of women. There were times that I felt lost in some of the more abstract chapters, but overall a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marcy | 3/10/2013

    " I liked this book. Very interesting facts about Vietnam in the 60's and 70's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by George Bradford | 3/7/2013

    " Don't let this less than original and often predictable story prevent you from experiencing Uyen Duong's writing. She has the gift. Her writing skill level is as high as any I've ever enjoyed. "

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