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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (175 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marti Leimbach Narrator: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It’s 1967, and Susan Gifford is one of the first female correspondents on assignment in Saigon. She is dedicated to her job and passionately in love with an American television reporter. Son is a Vietnamese photographer anxious to get his work into the American press. Together they cover every aspect of the war, from combat missions to the workings of field hospitals. Then one November morning, narrowly escaping death during an ambush, Susan and Son find themselves the prisoners of three Vietcong soldiers who have been separated from their unit.

Now, under constant threat from American air strikes and helpless in the hands of the enemy, they face the daily hardships of the jungle together. As time passes, the bond between Susan and Son deepens, and it becomes increasingly difficult for Son to harbor a secret that could have profound consequences for them both.

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  • “Whether describing a convoy taking fire, a farcical press briefing, a quiet moment between Susan and Marc, or the ironic aftermath of Susan’s ordeal, Leimbach expertly captures the contradictions of the war, making this a solid addition to the literature of an endlessly reconsidered conflict.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Carmen | 2/19/2014

    " Set in Vietnam during the war a news reporter is kidnapped. Actually two are kidnapped, but one is an American woman and one is a Vietnamese man. Susan and Son are brought through the jungle to a secret hiding place. The strength of the novel is in the descriptions of what she sees and how she feels. But it is slow-moving and there doesn't seem to be much of a plot other than will she be rescued? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Fredsky | 1/24/2014

    " Marti Leimbach has a well-developed sense of smell. We smell much more than we would like as we tag along with a reporter in the Viet Nam war. I found this to be a thrilling read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Helen | 1/10/2014

    " Didn't finish, it just never grabbed me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Esther Bradley-detally | 1/7/2014

    " Incredibly well written, gripping, mesmerizing, literary, fantastic; i guess that means I liked the book. Superb writing, difficult subject, and wonderful point of view - woman journalist is protagonist. At any rate a friend in book club recommended it, and we are glad she did. We fell in love with the book! "

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About the Author

Marti Leimbach is the author of several novels, including the international bestseller Dying Young, which was made into a major motion picture starring Julia Roberts, and Daniel Isn’t Talking. Born in Washington, DC, she currently lives in England and teaches in Oxford University’s creative writing program.