The Man from Saigon (MP3 CD)
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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 TV 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 the secret that could have profound consequences for them both.
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. Born in Washington, D.C., she attended the Creative Writing program at the University of California, Irvine, and Harvard University. She currently lives in England and teaches at Oxford University's Creative Writing program.
Susan Ericksen lives on the East Coast, where she performs on stage and on television. An Audie Award and "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, she has recorded many audiobooks.
"Susan Ericksen's forceful reading perfectly conveys this novel: the oppressive heat and humidity of its setting---1967 Vietnam, the relentless tension of its plot, and the ongoing stress of its three war-beset characters." ---AudioFile