Where the Wind Leads

  • by Vinh Chung
  • Narrated by Josh Aaron
  • 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Through a series of miraculous events, a Chinese family, living in Vietnam, joins the ranks of "boat people" and overcomes oppressive struggles to raise its children in the foreign culture of America. At three years of age Vinh Chung and his family of 10 fled communist oppression in Vietnam. As legendary "boat people" they were attacked twice by Thai pirates and left for dead, adrift on the South China Sea. A World Vision mercy ship stumbled across them and rescued them, eventually relocating them to the tough frontier town of Fort Smith, Arkansas, where they faced poverty, ethnic discrimination, and an almost insurmountable language barrier. The Chung family's inspirational story, as told by Vinh Chung, offers fascinating insights into Asian traditions as it gives the account of three remarkable women who shaped the lives of Vinh and his father. From one dream and a series of providential encounters, to a life of perseverance, sacrifice, and a new faith in God, Vinh excelled and eventually graduated from Harvard Medical School. He and his siblings hold five master's degrees and five doctorates. This is Vinh's family's extraordinary journey.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

My favorite book of all time!

This inspiring and remarkable story has so much to offer: wisdom, perspective, inspiration and wonder. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be amazed. We listened to this story on the way to school every day, and my teenagers learned so much about their lives and the lives of refugees. I highly recommend this book to any parents who want their kids to grow up with an understanding of what it's like to be a refugee, and what it truly means to be an American.
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- Sally Bruggeman

Family together always means home.

Would you consider the audio edition of Where the Wind Leads to be better than the print version?

Have not read print version.

What did you like best about this story?

The strong core values of the author.

Which scene was your favorite?

When the author described his love for his wife. It gave you even a greater insight into the pure love he shared. He was no longer impersonal as he applied the strong work ethic learned from family and it's survival.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

The book was very insightful of the hardships immigrants go through to get to this country. The extraordinary amount of work and concentration on a clear goal the hero of the book demands of himself subsequently is a reward to the community in which he works and the family that he loves. The hero should be oh so proud of himself.

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- GG

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-22-2014
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers