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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (499 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Di Morrissey Narrator: Kate Hood Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN:
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Monsoon is a journey into the hearts and memories of those caught in a certain time in a particular place. Sandy Donaldson has been working for a volunteer organisation in Vietnam for the past four years. As her contract nears its end, she is reluctant to leave so she invites her oldest friend, Anna, to come for a holiday and discover its beautiful tourist destinations.

Both girls have unexplored links to this country. Sandy's father is a Vietnam vet and Anna's mother was a Vietnamese boat person. During their travels they meet Tom, an old Australian journalist who covered the war and plans to report on the fortieth anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. It is Tom who tries to persuade Sandy's father to return to Long Tan and settle the ghosts that have haunted him for 40 years, and suggests that Anna should delve into her mother's past.

But the girls are reluctant, swept up in their own concerns, relationships, and a business deal that has the potential to go horribly wrong. However, it is the near-blind Buddhist nun living alone in the pagoda atop one of the karsts in Halong Bay who might hold the key. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Cumbie | 2/17/2014

    " Good introduction to US interests in the region. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glen | 2/12/2014

    " This was a good read, taking in all the countries that have shores on the Indian Ocean, and with a proper amount of author's attitude. Not light reading, but not too tough either. I learned a lot, particularly about China and many small countries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe Chernicoff | 2/12/2014

    " One of a series of books which anyone (and that should include all of us) interested in current geopolitics should read. I include Fareed Zakaria's 'The Post American World' and Michael B. Oren's 'Power, Faith, and Fantasy' in that grouping. One point - anyone person who never enjoyed reading history will surley be awakened to the value of such reading, once reading these books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Phillip | 1/26/2014

    " I am usually a huge fan of Kaplan and this topic was interesting to me. However, book was meandering, read more like a poly sci term paper and lacked his usual fascinating descriptions of local scenes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Herrick | 1/14/2014

    " why does the USA have a fleet in the Indian Ocean? This book will tell you. This book gives you a historical perspective on today'S news and tomorrows conflicts and opportunities. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret Mischner | 1/9/2014

    " This book gave me an education on the importance of the Indian Ocean. I am so glad I read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aloysius | 12/13/2013

    " Not a bad book. Learned a whole bunch of new things about the histories, contemporary issues, and possible future conditions of the countries around the Indian Ocean, and with a travel journal to boot! Bravo, Mr. Kaplan! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh | 12/5/2013

    " A good survey of a region which I did not know a lot before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 12/3/2013

    " An overview of U.S. policy interests in the Indian Ocean, from Tanzania to Indonesia. At its best, Monsoon reorients the map and allows us to think about global challenges in a new, useful way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dane | 11/19/2013

    " I've never learned so much about the Indian Ocean region, and now appreciate what it means for the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ignatius Tan | 8/15/2013

    " A book filled with rich description and history of the areas around the Indian Ocean. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandon | 3/26/2013

    " Excellent book. Describes country by country why the Indian Ocean area is so important to the world's future (and also quite a bit about the area's past). An easy, but delightful read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 1nfinite1ndy | 10/16/2012

    " Ill never look at the Indian Ocean region the same again...some books, as this, call out our ignorance on matters and challenge us to get to speed or be passed up. Another great read by Kaplan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 4/13/2012

    " I had never thought of the Indian Ocean as a unifying geographic location, but this book makes a good case for it historically and in the future. Very interesting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peter | 4/7/2012

    " Should have been a romance novelist (e.g. description of Muscat). Couldn't make it past the first 50 pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 5/19/2011

    " Another interesting look by Kaplan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neal | 5/4/2011

    " This is an excellent book and will give one a good since of the Mid East, how the different countries interact with each other. I found it almost a travel book, since Kaplan describes so well places, people, and sites to see. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anita | 4/15/2011

    " The dialogues don't seem real to me - the Aussie character use Aussie slang as if it's mandatory to use at least one word in each sentence - it's not how I hear real Australians speak. The scene setting is forced. Couldn't finish it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kellie | 3/15/2011

    " Nearly a waste of time. Wooden dialogue and one dimensional characters..... The information on the Vietnam war and Tom the war correspondent are the only things saving this book from no stars. Harsh?! I dare you to read and give more;) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gayle | 10/20/2010

    " typical di morrissey- real australia "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg | 4/26/2010

    " This book was historically correct giving an excellent account of what the Vietnam soldiers went through during the war, and what they have endured since. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 5/21/2008

    " A great story set in Vietnam - lots of history, keeps you wanting to read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 1/13/2008

    " Because I have recently been to Vietnam I enjoyed reading this book, I also learnt about the war....one piece of information that really stuck in my head is that all the 18 soldiers that died at Long Tan were under 21 years of age! Morrissey's descriptions of Vietnam were spot on. "

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