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Download As the Earth Turns Silver Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample As the Earth Turns Silver (Unabridged), by Alison Wong
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (167 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alison Wong Narrator: Heather Bolton Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It is 1905 and brothers Yung and Shun eke out a living as green grocers near Wellington's bustling Chinatown. The pair work to support their families back in China, but know they must adapt if they are to survive and prosper in their adopted home. Nearby, Katherine McKechnie struggles to raise her rebellious son and daughter following the death of her husband Donald. A strident right-wing newspaperman, Donald terrorised his family, though was idolised by his son. Chancing upon Yung's grocery store one day, Katherine is touched by his unexpected generosity. In time, a clandestine relationship develops between the immigrant and the widow, a relationship Katherine's son Robbie cannot abide. As World War I rolls on, and young men are swept up on a tide of macho patriotism, Robbie takes his family's honour into his own hands. In doing so, he places his mother at the heart of a tragedy that ill affect everyone and everything she holds dear.

Powerful, moving and unforgettable, As the Earth Turns Silver announces the arrival of a bold new voice in contemporary fiction.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Hope | 1/28/2014

    " It's a lovely quick read but it didn't really hold my interst for very long. I actually read about 3/4 and just couldn't finish it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Marilyn | 1/22/2014

    " my book club book this month. It is a bonus book for the holidays. It takes place in wellington about 1920. Readable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kaye | 1/19/2014

    " Really enjoyed this, beautifully written. I loved that it dealt with the chinese immigrants that lived in Wellington prior to WW1, and of course I love to read Kiwi authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mandy | 1/7/2014

    " Excellent - and I learnt a lot too. Never knew about the Chinese in New Zealand, and Wong expertly weaves real-life people and events into the narrative. Sad little story. "

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