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Audiobook Heaven

14 Jun

I don’t think I mentioned that I listened to Echo  by Pam Muñoz Ryan in the car. The audiobook is amazing because there is music. Harmonica music. Piano music. Orchestral music. It is truly a treat for the ears.

Now, I am listening to Listen Slowly by Thanhha Lai.

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I think I would have liked reading the book, but listening is amazing because the reader, Lulu Lam, reads the Vietnamese in perfect Vietnamese and she also reads some of the English parts with a Vietnamese accent. It feels natural when you listen.

Publisher’s Summary:A California girl born and raised, Mai can’t wait to spend her vacation at the beach. Instead, though, she has to travel to Vietnam with her grandmother, who is going back to find out what really happened to her husband during the Vietnam War. Mai’s parents think this trip will be a great opportunity for their out-of-touch daughter to learn more about her culture. But to Mai, those are their roots, not her own. Vietnam is hot, smelly, and the last place she wants to be. Besides barely speaking the language, she doesn’t know the geography, the local customs, or even her distant relatives. To survive her trip, Mai must find a balance between her two completely different worlds.

If you are looking for some good road trip books to listen to, you should give these two a try.

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