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The Quiet American

Audiobook

Alden Pyle, an idealistic young American, is sent to Vietnam to promote democracy amidst the intrigue and violence of the French war with the Vietminh, while his friend, Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, looks on. Fowler's mistress, a beautiful native girl, creates a catalyst for jealousy and competition between the men and a cultural clash resulting in bloodshed and deep misgivings.

Written in 1955 prior to the Vietnam conflict, The Quiet American foreshadows the events leading up to the Vietnam conflict. Questions surrounding the moral ambiguity of the involvement of the United States in foreign countries are as relevant today as they were fifty years ago.


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Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781481546744
  • File size: 193052 KB
  • Release date: March 26, 2009
  • Duration: 06:41:28

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781481546744
  • File size: 193052 KB
  • Release date: April 20, 2009
  • Duration: 06:41:28
  • Number of parts: 7

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OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

subjects

Fiction Literature

Languages

English

Alden Pyle, an idealistic young American, is sent to Vietnam to promote democracy amidst the intrigue and violence of the French war with the Vietminh, while his friend, Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, looks on. Fowler's mistress, a beautiful native girl, creates a catalyst for jealousy and competition between the men and a cultural clash resulting in bloodshed and deep misgivings.

Written in 1955 prior to the Vietnam conflict, The Quiet American foreshadows the events leading up to the Vietnam conflict. Questions surrounding the moral ambiguity of the involvement of the United States in foreign countries are as relevant today as they were fifty years ago.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Blackstone Audio
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781481546744
    File size: 193052 KB
    Release date: March 26, 2009
    Duration: 06:41:28

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781481546744
    File size: 193052 KB
    Release date: April 20, 2009
    Duration: 06:41:28
    Number of parts: 7

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English