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To Destroy You Is No Loss

The Odyssey of a Cambodian Family
Narrated by: Christina Moore
Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Biographies & Memoirs
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Teeda Butt Mam was 15 years old when the Khmer Rouge entered Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, in 1975, forcing Teeda and her family to join 3,000,000 other people fleeing the city. In minutes, their safe and well-ordered lives were destroyed. Teeda’s story tells of her extraordinary odyssey out of Cambodia to a strange new land.

©1987 Joan D. Criddle (P)1992 Recorded Books

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real life dystopian nightmare

riveting..an amazing story of horror and resilience..I found it a moving, appalling and well told story

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  • Jay Kuykendall
  • 17-02-16

Required reading

This story was one I was exposed to in college, and to this day, I think that every student and every voter should read it at least once. Its dignity and moral and economic lessons cannot be valued too highly.

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  • Deborah C.
  • 26-04-18

a tragic tale with a beautiful end!

it was heart wrenching, the atrocities done to these people were horrific to hear about...but the story is still worth it. Keep listening till the end! also I LOVE this narrator!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-08-20

Amazing! Heart wrenching! A true story that everyone must hear

This is truly an amazing true story! A history of a little girl, her family and a nation that never gave up despite some of the most evil, and horrible treatment human beans have ever experienced. Words cannot adequately describe the story. You must here it for yourself.

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  • M. Mitchell
  • 20-03-20

I learned a lot about Cambodia

This book was so enlightening. I had heard bits and pieces of the history of this period in Cambodia before but never knew much. it was woven in such a way that you could imagine yourself living in such conditions and wondering how you would deal with such atrocities. I learned a lot about Vietnam as well because of their part in this drama. it would be really good for the youth of our country to read this book because they need to see the dangers of communism. No matter how it's packaged it doesn't work. People are always worse off because of it. Makes me want to ensure our country doesn't lean this way.

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  • Jacob M. Andersen
  • 15-03-19

Great first hand perspective Cambodian Holocaust

Very engaging book. Easy to listen to, and makes you feel a lot. That family went through a whole lot of terrible things.