The Quiet American, Graham Greene
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The Quiet American

Author: Graham Greene

Narrator: Joseph Porter

Unabridged: 6 hr 41 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 03/26/2009

Genre: Fiction - Classics

Synopsis

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, while his friend, Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, looks on. Fowlers 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 Vietnam conflict. 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.

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