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Listen, Slowly

Thanhha Lai

Listen, Slowly is a New York Times Book Review Notable Book and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year! This remarkable and bestselling novel from Thanhha Lai, author of the National Book Award-winning and Newbery Honor Book Inside Out & Back Again, follows a young girl as she learns the true meaning of family. A California girl born and raised, Mai can't wait to spend her vacation at the beach. Instead, 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. Perfect for fans of Rita Williams-Garcia and Linda Sue Park, Listen, Slowly is an irresistibly charming and emotionally poignant tale about a girl who discovers that home and culture, family and friends, can all mean different things.

Listen, Slowly is a New York Times Book Review Notable Book and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year! This remarkable and bestselling novel from Thanhha Lai, author of the National Book Award-winning and Newbery Honor Book Inside Out & Back Again, follows a young girl as she learns the true meaning of family. A California girl born and raised, Mai can't wait to spend her vacation at the beach. Instead, 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. Perfect for fans of Rita Williams-Garcia and Linda Sue Park, Listen, Slowly is an irresistibly charming and emotionally poignant tale about a girl who discovers that home and culture, family and friends, can all mean different things.
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Listen, Slowly is a New York Times Book Review Notable Book and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year! This remarkable and bestselling novel from Thanhha Lai, author of the National Book Award-winning and Newbery Honor Book Inside Out & Back Again, follows a young girl as she learns the true meaning of family. A California girl born and raised, Mai can't wait to spend her vacation at the beach. Instead, 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. Perfect for fans of Rita Williams-Garcia and Linda Sue Park, Listen, Slowly is an irresistibly charming and emotionally poignant tale about a girl who discovers that home and culture, family and friends, can all mean different things.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lulu Lam

Length:

7h 33m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:47


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:19


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:18


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

19:03


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

21:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:53