It’s official – HER OWN VIETNAM is an audiobook!

In March, I nervously reached out to my favorite audiobook narrator, Robin Miles, to ask if she’d be interested in narrating a novel called Her Own Vietnam.

Today, it’s a reality: Her Own Vietnam is an audiobook, narrated by Robin Miles and available on Audible. (And in a couple of days, on Amazon and iTunes as well).

Check it out! You can listen to the first 5 minutes for free by clicking the “Play Audio Sample” arrow. (If you’re truly weird, you can listen to it over and over, like I have.)  Continue reading

“When War Lasts a Lifetime” – Susan Storer Clark blogs about Her Own Vietnam

“I’m the kind of person who asks why things are the way they are,” says Susan Storer Clark.  A writer herself (author of the novel The Monk Woman’s Daughter), Susan is also the kind of reader that writers love: thoughtful and insightful.

I’m grateful she interviewed me about Her Own Vietnam, and wove in her own sharp observations about war and its legacy.  You can read it here.

A bookish bouquet

Photo: weheartit.com

These are hard times. Give your mind and spirit a break with this bouquet of bookish delights.

Have you read any of these books? Want to recommend them? Are you finding new titles for your To Be Read list?

Plunge into a good book. What else is summer for?

 

My Rocky Romance with Audiobooks

Audiobooks and me: we were not an obvious fit. We did not meet cute. We got together warily and over time, like a Jane Austen couple.

My first experience with an audiobook was in the mid-1980s, when someone gave me a cassette tape of the actress Claire Bloom reading A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf. Listening to that tape was like sitting under a waterfall of gorgeous language, with Bloom’s voice giving the words just enough edge to remind you that beautiful things can be dangerous.

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