• Dragon House

  • By: John Shors
  • Narrated by: Jenny Ikeda
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Dragon House

By: John Shors
Narrated by: Jenny Ikeda
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Publisher's Summary

Critically acclaimed novelist John Shors’ travels in Asia add texture to this affecting tale of two Americans in Vietnam. A tale of sacrifice, rebirth, and above all inspiration, Dragon House connects with readers on the most human of all levels.

When Iris’ father, a Vietnam vet, makes a dying wish that she take over the operation of a shelter for street children in Ho Chi Minh City, she agrees—and takes with her her long-time friend Noah, an Iraq War veteran.

©2009 John Shors (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"[T]his is the kind of novel (provocative, polarizing, exotic) that should stir book group discussion." ( Publishers Weekly)

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I listened to John Shore's Audible recording of Dragon House on my way to Vietnam. I was pleasantly acquainted with the country due to Shore's descriptions that I found to be accurate and alluring. He shed light on the country's progress it has made with its long awaited independence, the happiness of its people, and also those left behind...vulnerable homeless children. Shores beautifully blends story lines in Dragon House. A modern Veteran suffering with disabilities travels to a country that recovered from senseless war to find meaning and recovery through children that have suffered an even harsher existence. For readers and listeners who need more joy than books such as A Fine Balance, yet seek the same excellence in writing and accuracy, I highly recommend Dragon House.