• Sparrow in the Razor Wire

  • Finding Freedom from Within While Serving a Life Sentence
  • By: Quan Huynh
  • Narrated by: Quan Huynh
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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Sparrow in the Razor Wire

By: Quan Huynh
Narrated by: Quan Huynh
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Publisher's Summary

In 1999, Quan Huynh shot and killed another man in a gang-related incident in Hollywood, California. He received a prison sentence of 15 years to life in a state that, at the time, did not parole prisoners with life sentences. Behind bars, Quan continued his downward spiral.

This could have been the end of the story for Quan, as it is for many prisoners. But somewhere along the way, he discovered a new path - one that prompted him to commit to self-reflection, truth, and personal responsibility.

Sparrow in the Razor Wire is Quan’s story of transformation inside a place many see as the end of the road. In his book, he shares the journey of redemption and discovery that led to his ultimate freedom. He found that, no matter the prison, the key to unlocking the door is in each one of us.

©2020 Quan Huynh (P)2020 Lioncrest Publishing - Scribe Media

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Very touching

A touching story by an incredible person who wasn’t afraid of being brave who clearly understands the saying “the greatest battles we will ever fight will be within the chambers of our own heart.”

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Quan's journey

I really found myself taking the journey with Quan as he describes his transition from a young adult living two lives.Where one minute he's both student with hopes of WestPoint someday somehow, and the other a gun packing gangster with his friends at night.
I am recommending this book to my friends and loved ones as an example of what transformative power and the ability to change look like in real form.

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Listening is even more powerful than when I read this incredible story

A riveting, brutally honest and powerful story of resilience and personal transformation. It will enlighten not just the men this book was written for, but for all of us who read and listen to it. I have read this book twice and there is something quite different and even more powerful when listening to the author speak his really extraordinary journey into and out of the dark.

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I felt so emotional from the beginning to the end

I loved the book and the reading by Quan. This book really struck me close to my heart because I was once in a dark place in my life too. It’s so refreshing to see someone change their life and share their experience with others. I truly hope the younger generation who are in the midst of trouble come across this book. It can change a persons life and how they view it! I highly recommend this book!

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The gift of redemption

This book begins with a smart and precocious 8 yr old boy in Provo, Utah doing his best to navigate the confusion of finding his place as a Vietnamese immigrant amongst a Mormon population that which likely shares in this confusion. Soon his father is dead and his mother is on her own.

The absence of his father I believe is crucial to where The Author Quan looses his way, although there are understandably more pivotal points later in his young life attributing to this loss.

A move to Anaheim, the loss of a job and his still present unease about where he goes from here quickly lands him in prison with a life sentence for murder.

The beauty in this story is his journey to redemption and grace he asks of himself, gives to others and takes the reader along as he finds his ultimate freedom.

This book is truly a gift to anyone regardless of their experience. The audiobook is read by the author himself and is another bonus.

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Beautiful transformation

I am as moved by your book as I was by your story at One Last Talk. Your transformation is beautifully told through this book. Keep changing lives Quan - your story continues to move me.

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Incredible Journey

A remarkable story of redemption and self awareness. You can’t help but look at your own life and re-examine the path you took, the way you treat others and yourself.

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Finding freedom from our own life sentences

I am honored to have met Quan in prison. But not as a fellow inmate. Instead I met him as a fellow volunteer and mentor helping those behind bars to unlock their untapped human potential.

Quan book reflects the deapth of his transformation from a gang thug to a thoughtful, powerful, empowering force for good that he is.

The chapter that stood out for me the most was when he spoke about the power of takimg personal responsibility, something very few of us on the outside take time to do.

This book may inspire you to reexamime your life, rebuild relationships and redefine the very way you see our criminal justice system.

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This book will be read for years to come

Impactful on so many levels but also extremely well written. They should make a movie about this guys story.

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An extraordinary journey

I consumed this book in 2 days. Anyone can write a movie with made up prison stories. This is written by an actual lifer who found peace in prison of all places. It reinforced some concepts I already knew and taught me some brilliant ones

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Wonderful Read

Loved this so much, the growth and true honesty. The change of one remarkable man.