The Sympathizer: A Novel (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 2016

A profound, startling, and beautifully crafted debut novel, The Sympathizer is the story of a man of two minds, someone whose political beliefs clash with his individual loyalties.

It is April 1975, and Saigon is in chaos. At his villa, a general of the South Vietnamese army is drinking whiskey and, with the help of his trusted captain, drawing up a list of those who will be given passage aboard the last flights out of the country. The general and his compatriots start a new life in Los Angeles, unaware that one among their number, the captain, is secretly observing and reporting on the group to a higher-up in the Viet Cong.

The Sympathizer is the story of this captain: a man brought up by an absent French father and a poor Vietnamese mother, a man who went to university in America, but returned to Vietnam to fight for the Communist cause. A gripping spy novel, an astute exploration of extreme politics, and a moving love story, The Sympathizer explores a life between two worlds and examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film, and the wars we fight today.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
FC
Francois Chau
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
13:54
hr min
RELEASED
2014
December 28
PUBLISHER
Audible Studios
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
SIZE
677.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Sunsets1990 ,

Excellent book, great narration

This is such a sharp, incisive, powerful book that is, at times hilarious, and at other times, heartbreaking. The story is so compelling, the characters are really well drawn, and the multiple settings are always vivid so you feel like you’re there with the characters. Also, the narrator of the audio book is amazing.

My2CentsPlusLilMore ,

Riveting!

I couldn’t stop listening to the book. Perfectly written and recorded.

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