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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,170 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pearl S. Buck Narrator: Adam Verner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The House of Earth Trilogy Release Date: March 2017 ISBN: 9781504669023
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The conclusion to Buck’s celebrated Good Earth trilogy: the story of a man’s return to a homeland embroiled in revolution

On the eve of a popular rebellion, the Chinese government starts to crack down in cities across the country. Fleeing the turmoil, Wang Yuan, the son of a famous general and grandson of the patriarch of The Good Earth, leaves for America to study agriculture. When he returns to China six years later, he encounters a nation still in the grip of violent uprisings. Unprepared for the social upheaval, Wang is torn by the tensions between old traditions and new ways, and by his formidable family, whose struggles he hopes to solve.

A reflective finale to Buck’s groundbreaking and bestselling trilogy, A House Divided is a rich and unforgettable portrait of a family—and a nation—in transition.

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  • A House Divided is built around China in revolution and the conflict between the young and old generations…A rich and illuminating book.”

    New York Times

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 2/10/2014

    " Third book in the Good Earth Triolgy.. loved it. Now the 'sons' are grown. Facinating to follow these relationships in this culture and what changes each generation experiences throughout these three books. Loved all these books. Pearl Buck has written many more stories of the Chinese people and I plan to read them all. She is a great writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 2/7/2014

    " Started to read but can't do it without reading "Sons" first. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 2/4/2014

    " It had been awhile since I read #1. I think I missed book #2, but it didn't seem to hinder my reading. Or maybe I missed something big! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 2/4/2014

    " I read this to complete the Pearl S. Buck Good Earth Trilogy...honestly the first one (The Good Earth) was the best, I liked the last two but they weren't as engrossing and took me a long time to read. They were good but in comparison with the first I just couldn't bring myself to rate them as highly. This story in particular drove me crazy....the main characters had so many issues with women that there really was no explanation for....I don't know if I'll ever read it again, I'll definitely read the first volume again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 2/2/2014

    " Last but not least, a very good read. I was engrossed by this tale of pride, duty, family, wealth, poverty, and emotional turmoil. You gotta read all three to feel the message Ms. Buck was trying to convey. We have a lot to learn with our limited history as Americans from the great civilizations of this world (and vice versa!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 2/2/2014

    " Well, now I can say I've read the entire Good Earth Trilogy. Honestly don't bother with Sons or A House Divided. I'm a huge fan of Buck but didn't love them. The Good Earth however, you shouldn't miss. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 1/29/2014

    " I was tired of Pearl Buck by the time I read this one. Still worth the time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 nat | 1/21/2014

    " Yuan yang mencari jati diri di tengah keluarga yang bergolak. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy | 1/19/2014

    " I really liked the other two books in the series, "The Good Earth" and "Sons." This one was slow and I didn't like the main character, who had no real personality. I wanted to like it, but I had to force myself to finish it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa Mills | 1/17/2014

    " Wang Yuan was the central character in this novel. I found his indecision to be annoying. Happy with the way it ended but found the book pretty boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 1/3/2014

    " My least favorite of the three books. I preferred those hard-working farmers in book one and the soldiers in book two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B Jeanne | 12/12/2013

    " Buck wrote a trilogy with Good Earth in the center. Sons, Good Earth and A House Divided. They don't appear in order but reading all of them made a very complete story. Well written classic. Like The Good Earth the best of the three. I'm going to read more of her books when I have time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maeve | 12/1/2013

    " This one was a lot more internal since it followed mostly one character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arlene King | 8/14/2013

    " I don't think I finished this book. It wasn't as captivating as the first. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hanna | 8/3/2013

    " Unfortunately I never got into this book.. but I still own in. Perhaps I will revisit the ending to this trilogy, one day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robyn Hansen | 12/3/2012

    " I loved the other 2 books in the trilogy, but only "liked" this one. The main character got a bit tiresome. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ian | 10/31/2012

    " oh ow kayakanya menurut gw ini ga bagus dah kalo jadi closing nya trilogi ini huh "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gail | 12/6/2011

    " It was hard to stay focused. I had to finish it but I was bored by the time I got to the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie Hoxsie | 11/23/2011

    " The further life adventures of Wang Lung's grandson who does a complete 360 and returns to the land, however, Buck had a weak ending and lost focus at the end of the trilogy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 9/20/2011

    " the third in the good earth trilogy. I just really like her characters and her chinese style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 4/7/2011

    " Well, now I can say I've read the entire Good Earth Trilogy. Honestly don't bother with Sons or A House Divided. I'm a huge fan of Buck but didn't love them. The Good Earth however, you shouldn't miss. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 12/10/2010

    " It had been awhile since I read #1. I think I missed book #2, but it didn't seem to hinder my reading. Or maybe I missed something big! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kena | 5/14/2010

    " This was better than the last one, but still no where near the first installment. A good read, though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine | 5/8/2010

    " Ugh, this book took forever---I even skipped a hundred pages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 1/8/2010

    " I was tired of Pearl Buck by the time I read this one. Still worth the time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Enid | 7/21/2009

    " The first was still the best. All these books allow the reader to easily enter this foreign world. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ian | 6/25/2009

    " oh ow kayakanya menurut gw ini ga bagus dah kalo jadi closing nya trilogi ini huh


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 3/11/2009

    " the third in the good earth trilogy. I just really like her characters and her chinese style. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gail | 2/14/2009

    " It was hard to stay focused. I had to finish it but I was bored by the time I got to the end. "

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About the Author
Author Pearl S. Buck

Pearl S. Buck (1892–1973), the daughter of missionaries, was born in West Virginia but spent most of her time until 1934 in China. She began writing while in China and published her first novel shortly after returning to the United States. Her novel The Good Earth was the bestselling fiction book in the United States in 1931 and 1932, and it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. In 1938 she became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, “for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces.”

About the Narrator

Adam Verner is a full-time narrator with over 250 titles recorded for ncompanies such as HarperCollins, Recorded Books, Brilliance, Blackstone Audio, AudioGo, Tantor, Oasis, Audible, Highbridge, eChristian, Dreamscape, and Zondervan. He is the recipient of three AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been nominated for Voice Arts awards by the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences. He holds an MFA in acting from the Chicago College of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.