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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,154 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stanley G. Weinbaum Narrator: Deborah Kerr Publisher: CoolBeat Audiobook Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A Venusian honeymoon could quickly end in disaster, when the newlyweds are attacked by savage night dwellers and catatonia-inducing spores. English biologist Patricia Hammond with her new American husband Hamilton Ham Hammond, decide to explore the dark side of Venus to collect plant specimens. But what they find is a specimen far beyond their expectations, and it forces them to re-evaluate what it means to be intelligent. Download and start listening now!


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by May | 2/20/2014

    " a bit too drawn out, and depressing, not in a good way "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shawn Brossart | 2/15/2014

    " Very interesting read with a great love story (or two) among the eye opening insight of a female photographer during the Vietnam war. I think you'll really like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tracy | 2/10/2014

    " I would have given 4 and a half stars if I could. Not worthy of 5 stars because I felt like I really struggled with getting through parts of it. It is beautifully written. A story about an American photojournalist, Helen Adams, who decides to go to Vietnam during the war, and a make a name of herself there covering the war. She finds love there and closure about her brother, who was killed in action. The book creates a memorable vision of Vietnam and its culture, along with the horrors of war. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jean Nicolazzo | 2/9/2014

    " Helen Adams is a young college dropout from Los Angeles who makes her way to Vietnam in the mid-1960's to try to flesh out the details behind the Marines' opaque explanation of her brother's death in combat. To gain access to the action, she joins the press corp as a photographer, and thus becomes both witness and participant in the absurdity and horror that characterized the American adventure in that country's civil war. "Sudden and sublime. Sudden and awful. Everything distilled to its most intense," is how her lover, a veteran Life Magazine war photographer named Sam Darrow, describes daily life in Vietnam and its addictive draw to the group of journalists and military adventurers who make up her circle of acquaintances. Helen's transformation from scared California girl, to cynical photographer chasing human misery across the scarred countryside is described in clear and unsentimental prose, as Helen grows inured to the horror and becomes a star as a Life Magazine staff photographer. Tatjana Soli deftly describes the enigma of Vietnam, where nothing is as it seems, and the dilemma of the press as they become part of the war by packaging and selling it back home. At its core, The Lotus Eaters is essentially a love story, as Helen becomes involved first with Sam and later with his Vietnamese assistant, Linh. Helen emerges from the war damaged and broken, forever altered, yet somehow with her humanity intact. But it is Linh's story as much as it is Helen's, and it is through him the reader begins to understand the toll that decades of French and American occupation took on the people of Vietnam. This book was hypnotic; dreamlike and horrific at once. I'll be thinking about it for a long time. "

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