When Heaven and Earth Changed Places

  • von Le Ly Hayslip, Jay Wurts
  • Sprecher: Nancy Kwan
  • 3 Std. 3 Min.
  • gekürztes Hörbuch


This haunting memoir tells the brutal story of the Vietnam War from the perspective of an innocent victim whose childhood was dominated by violence, devastation, and conflicts between the teachings of her culture and the realities of war. The youngest in a close-knit Buddhist family, Le Ly Hayslip was 12 years old when U.S. helicopters landed in her village. She was raped and "ruined" for marriage by Viet Cong soldiers, imprisoned and tortured by the South Vietnamese, and sentenced to death by the Viet Cong. Ultimately fleeing to the U.S. with her children, she finally found peace, and in 1986, she was reunited with her family in Vietnam. The story of her homecoming, interwoven with her memories of the war years, paints a vivid picture of a noble, optimistic woman and her native country.


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Powerful story

It is the voiceless who suffer the most in violent conflicts. This book is the voice of one such person. She offers an evocative account of her journey in a staggeringly honest way.

The audio production has a very slight Asian accent which is easy to understand and adds to the authenticity of the book. The end of chapters and paragraphs would benefit from slightly longer pauses.
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- Sascha T Rodenberg

Weitere Infos zum Titel

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 15.12.1999
  • Verlag: Phoenix Books