The Quiet American (audiobook)

6.7 hrs • 6 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Fiction
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 12/01/98
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Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 12/01/98 9780786192915
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
- 12/01/98 9780786190058
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Playaway Playaway: Playaway editions are a pre loaded audio device that is half the size of deck of cards. Simply plugin headphones and listen. 
- 11/01/08 9781433266430
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Summary

Alden Pyle, an idealistic young American, is sent to Vietnam to promote democracy amidst the intrigue and violence of the French war with the Vietminh. His friend Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, looks on but soon finds it difficult to remain simply an observer. Fowler’s mistress, a beautiful native girl, creates a catalyst for jealousy and competition between the men and a cultural clash resulting in bloodshed and deep misgivings.

Written in 1955 prior to the Vietnam conflict, The Quiet American foreshadows the events leading up to the war. Questions surrounding the moral ambiguity of the involvement of the United States in foreign countries are as relevant today as they were fifty years ago.

Review Quotes

“Greene is a superb storyteller. He evokes the most actual streets, the most vivid skies, and individuals who can have a lacerating reality as they search the labyrinth of their lives.”

Newsweek

“A continuously intriguing piece of storytelling....Greene has brought into vivid relief...the fearful price of innocence—and has shown that behind innocence there lurk unconscious arrogance and a self-righteous streak of moral blindness.”

Atlantic

“There has been no novel of any political scope about Vietnam since Graham Greene wrote The Quiet American.”

Harper’s

“Greene at his best. The hand of the master is clearly revealed in the structure of the novel, which rises to a magnificent climax.”

New Leader

“An intensely observed portrait of Vietnam on the eve of French defeat…Part novel of intrigue, part mystery, part love story, The Quiet American remains as powerful today as when it was first written.”

Publishers Weekly