Sparring With Charlie

Sparring With Charlie

Motorbiking Down the Ho Chi Minh Trail

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008
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When Christopher Hunt set off in search of Vietnam's notorious Ho Chi Minh Trail, he hardly expected to end up on a rickety, Russian-made motorcycle navigating 5,000 kilometers of paths rarely traveled by tourists and on roads missing from maps. Hunt left the United States expecting to explore the 1,700-kilometer highway that was once the supply route for the North Vietnamese Army. He soon found himself roaming the Vietnamese countryside in need of help and direction. In the process, he found that being an American in Vietnam conjured constant reminders of the past and encountered a country and a people poised precariously between the ancient and the modern. With adventure, wit, and an eye for the absurd, Hunt goes beyond the newspaper headlines and myths about Vietnam to capture the color and complexity of Vietnam today.
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2008.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781433272585
143327258X
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 39 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Parker, Tom
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Yavin
May 01, 2018

A surprisingly enjoyable listen. Telling of the misadventures of a reporter who, as a would-be novelist, attempts to follow the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Traveling the trail by motorbike in 1996, Christopher Hunt discovered how the Vietnam War affected the nation of Vietnam. We get stories from American GIs, North Vietnamese and South Vietnamese. Well there is some language and a few questionable scenes, this is still a very good book. A must for those interested in the human side of the Vietnam War. (Note: The WCLS only has the audiobook version and not the print version.)

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