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Summary

As a journalist Paxton Andrews would experience Vietnam firsthand. We follow her from high school in Savannah to college in Berkeley and then to work in Saigon.

For the soldiers she knew and met there, Vietnam would change their lives in ways they could never have imagined. For the men in her life, Vietnam would change their lives in ways they could not escape or deny. Peter Wilson, fresh from law school, was a new recruit who would confront his fate in Da Nang. Ralph Johnson, a seasoned AP correspondent, had been in Saigon since the beginning. He knew Vietnam and the war inside out. Bill Quinn, captain of the Cu Chi tunnel rats, was on his fourth tour of duty, and it seemed nothing could touch him. Sergeant Tony Campobello had come to Vietnam from the streets of New York to vent a rage that had followed him all the way to Saigon.

For seven years Paxton Andrews would write an acclaimed newspaper column from the front before finally returning to the States and then attending the Paris peace talks. But for her and the men who fought in Vietnam, life would never be the same again.

©2009 Danielle Steel (P)2016 Random House Audio

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Just love this book

Have read this book so many times. Never tire of it. Only got it on audible because I had just restarted it and left it behind while travelling home. The narrator is ok. Would have been better with a female though.

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It was a big let down

I wasn't happy its was told very well, but nothing the book. I wish more of the story was told.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-02-20

Not happy

This is not the full book. I own the real book and this one skips a lot of chapters not satisfied at all

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  • Jennifer
  • 04-05-19

why only 4 chapters?

Why is there only 4 chapters? I have read this books at least 4 times, so excited to see it on audible, purchased it and it only 4 chapters. The 4 chapters is not even half the book. Disappointed!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-12-20

Great Book but

This one if my favorite Daniel Steel novels but there are parts of this book that have been cut out. This is audible not a movie.

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  • Rosa M. White
  • 19-10-19

wonderful

could not put it down loved it. was like you were right there in nam

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  • ABraz
  • 10-06-21

BEWARE

This is one of my favorite books from DS. What I didn’t realize is this is an abridged version of the book! Why isn’t this on the cover or book detail? I feeler robbed!!! Not happy.

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  • Levon Hammonds
  • 11-11-20

One of my all time favorites

Such a great book to enjoy many times over. I have loved this book for years.

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  • Mike W.
  • 19-09-19

Predictable like a Hallmark movie.

It was fine, just predictable and unrealistic in my opinion. My wife recommended it. I'm sure she loves this book.

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  • Sara
  • 22-10-18

Excellent and touching story!! Couldn’t stop listening! Very well told!

Excellent and touching story!! Couldn’t stop listening!! Very well told! I highly recommend this book!