Skip to main content


First They Killed My Father (Digital Audiobook)

A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

By Loung Ung, Tavia Gilbert (Narrator)

Publication Date: June 29, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/4/2006)
Paperback (8/22/2017)
Prebound (1/1/1999)
MP3 CD (6/30/2011)
Compact Disc (6/30/2011)
MP3 CD (6/30/2011)
Compact Disc (6/30/2011)
Compact Disc (6/30/2011)
Paperback (1/1/2001)
Hardcover (1/26/2000)
Compact Disc (6/30/2011)

Description

One of seven children of a high-ranking government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh until the age of five. Then, in April 1975, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into the city, forcing Ung's family to flee and, eventually, to disperse. Loung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans, her siblings were sent to labor camps, and those who survived the horrors would not be reunited until the Khmer Rouge was destroyed.



Harrowing yet hopeful, Loung's powerful story is an unforgettable account of a family shaken and shattered, yet miraculously sustained by courage and love in the face of unspeakable brutality.


About the Author

Tavia Gilbert, a six-time Audie Award nominee and multiple Earphones and Parent's Choice Award-winning producer, narrator, and writer, has appeared on stage and in film. Library Journal said of the highly acclaimed actress, "as close as you can get to a full cast narration with a solo voice." Tavia has narrated more than 250 multicast and single-voice audiobooks.