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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (127 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Yoshiko Uchida Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781482983814
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World War II is raging. Yuki and her Japanese-American family are forced from their home in California and imprisoned in a US concentration camp called Topaz. After months of unbearable life in Topaz, Yuki and her family are finally released. They are free, but they are left with nothing. With nowhere to go and no money to get there, the road to rebuilding their lives seems endless. But in the end, it is their unyielding faith and courage that guide them home, reunited and hopeful.

Journey Home is an extraordinary story of one family’s struggle to survive one of the most tragic episodes in US history.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Emily Woo Zeller narrates with precise diction and a lilting tone. Her character voices are delightful, varying from that of the youthful and optimistic Yuki to that of her cynical male Japanese neighbor…The audiobook manages to be a gentle story of harsh circumstances—war, concentration camps, arson, and prejudice.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 9/23/2013

    " It's a kids book. I read it to see if I could recommend it to my students. I would. I just am too old to enjoy something so simplistic. LOVED Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sella Thorne | 6/15/2013

    " yoshiko uchida is a great historical fiction writer. she writes about historical things that are interesting and go with the story well. i enjoy all her books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie A. | 4/10/2013

    " The School Library Journal quote looks accurate to me, but at the same time...I was really fairly bored by these characters. I didn't read the first book, maybe that's why. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 earthy | 1/11/2013

    " Heartbreaking and a little melodramatic, but interesting, particularly for the historical aspects. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mellodi Parks | 1/2/2013

    " Just as powerful of a read as Journey to Topaz was. This takes place after the main character and her family are released from the Japanese Internment/Concentration camp in Utah. This is one of those events in history that must never be forgotten. Give this book a read. "

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About the Author

Yoshiko Uchida is best known for her Japanese American stories, which are based on her own childhood. She lives in Berkeley, California.

About the Narrator

Emily Woo Zeller is a performing artist and yogi currently based in New York City. Her voice-over career includes work in animated film and television in Southeast Asia. She has also worked as an actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer on stage throughout the United States and Southeast Asia. When not in the studio or on stage, Emily is a yoga teacher with a focus on holistic approaches to health. She holds a degree from the University of California–Berkeley.