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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (106,273 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pearl S. Buck Narrator: Laura Garcia Publisher: Yoyo USA Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2006 ISBN:
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Con La Buena Tierra la escritora estadounidense Pearl Buck gano el Premio Nobel de 1938, ya que este retrato de un campesino chino, pobrisimo, que a medida que va consiguiendo riquezas se vuelve mas depravado y se llena de vicios, tiene características universales y su hermoso lirismo, ademas de lo fuerte del argumento convirtio la novela en un clasico desde su misma publicacion. Es una obra inolvidable y hay quienes aseguran que la pueden leer una y otra vez, por que en esta obra siempre se encuentra algo nuevo.

The novel, about peasant life in China in the 1920s, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1932. The Good Earth follows the life of Wang Lung, from his beginnings as an impoverished peasant to his eventual position as a prosperous landowner.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lois Lewandowski | 2/15/2014

    " There is little that can be said about this book that is new. If you are looking for a beautiful story that pulls you to its heart this is your book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dusty Fancher | 2/14/2014

    " A look into another world and another culture. I loved this book- it made me hope and it made me cry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley Ellsworth | 2/11/2014

    " A very well written, detailed story of a Chinese farmer and his family's successful life that sprouted from the land. Seemingly every sentence of Buck's novel depicts a clear image of the occurrences into the readers mind. As someone who had never been exposed to Chinese history I found the events to be interesting and some to be surprising, creating mixed emotions within myself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luiz Roberto | 2/1/2014

    " This book was my first deep contact to chinese life style in the farm lands and in the cities. Gave me the opportunity to read more about and it was my recurrent lecture to learn how to do agriculture in bad times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana | 1/29/2014

    " This book is one that you could read over and over and you would get a new perspective each time. It follows the cycle of life and questions your own priorities. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer H. | 1/29/2014

    " This book clearly shows the evil of allowing your children to become idle. History repeats itself to those not willing to heed its wisdom. Wang Lung wants to give his children everything in life he never got: wealth, idleness, etc. But what he ends up doing is shunning his responsibility to teach his children about the importance of work and being mindful where all their money came. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Loria | 1/25/2014

    " I've read it twice and it was as powerful as the first read. A great classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie Keys | 1/11/2014

    " I loved this book and this author. I read every single one of her books when I was in High School. Highly recommend. Good, clean, exciting adventure---. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zerl | 1/10/2014

    " my first classic novel.. tradegy, misfortune and a lot of wisdom.. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Quinton Blue | 12/18/2013

    " I couldn't finish this book. I could see the strings in this puppet show. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caitlyn | 12/2/2013

    " This book is about a poor man becoming rich by farming during world war two in china. It talks about his struggles in becoming rich and how he stayed grounded while being rich. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave Weinrich | 12/1/2013

    " Exceptional! Read it on my iPad while flying across the Pacific. Rewarding read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Polly | 12/1/2013

    " I loved this book entirely. Am so glad I finely took the time. lt was so worth it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shinuna Said | 11/22/2013

    " Pearl Buck lets us in a story of rags to riches and to share the pain of OLan, the plain wife of Wang Lung the farmer who with much help from his hardworking wife prospers to be one of the most prominent men in the land. A book on pain, injustice pride and achievement. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mishka | 11/10/2013

    " I read this book years ago in school, but it never left me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheida | 8/16/2013

    " My sister bought this for me and it took me years to pick this one up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Borchers | 7/24/2013

    " Another book that swept me away to a far-off place a long time ago. I love a story that carries me away! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra Waldrop | 7/18/2013

    " Set in the past in China. Show how women were not held in high esteem. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ghaliah | 1/16/2013

    " Amazing book, to rich in details but not boring. you follow the lives of these characters and you feel for them and with them, you wish you could help them or kick some sense into them. very wonderful read, i would recommend it to anyone. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carmen | 9/20/2012

    " I absolutely hated this book. There are few books that I hate. Unfortunately this is one of them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy | 9/6/2012

    " Loved it, the drama, the realism, the history...the relationships. And most of all, Wang Lung's relationship with the Earth...where it all comes back to again "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Damon | 6/12/2012

    " A delightful look into another culture at another time and an interesting perspective on the choices that we make. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sam | 5/1/2012

    " Read this in high school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Norman Weatherly | 4/10/2012

    " I enjoyed this book, I think Ms. Buck did a very good job of capturing the feel and emotions of the Chinese people and especially the time frame involved. Well done Pearl! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Frager | 4/7/2012

    " Classical! One if the best books ever! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Else | 3/14/2012

    " Brilliant. I've read this more than once. Any Pearl Buck is fantastic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brooke | 2/10/2012

    " The author captures both the Chinese culture and the universal themes of trying to make a living and the rises and falls of prosperity and pride. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather Hanson | 2/2/2012

    " I immensely dislike this book. Although it's really well-written, I really detested the content. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ilene F. | 6/17/2011

    " A top 100 favorite. If you ever want a fine example of a way of life story, this one is right up there with the best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glennys Clothier | 5/26/2011

    " I reallly love this book. The struggles, the joys, the sorrows, and the inevitable cycle of life turning with each genertion. An excellent look into rural China a whole era ago. Well written, and a true joy to read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina | 5/22/2011

    " Read it a long time ago but loved it for it's simplicity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee | 5/21/2011

    " Thought I needed to read a classic as I haven't done that in awhile. LOVED IT! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa | 5/20/2011

    " This is one of my favorite books ever. I have a copy somewhere at home at all times because every so often I want to read it again ;-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 5/19/2011

    " I think this book is soo much more than a story about an Asian farmer. The ending is satisfyingly sad and poetic. No one wants to read this book when i recomend it but it has been one of my favorites for a long time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Veniece | 5/16/2011

    " I read this again in preparation for going to China. Books you read as a young adult are different when you read them as an older person. When I think about some of the trials in my life and the choices I made, I find it hard to fault others for the choices they make. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elise | 5/14/2011

    " Amazing. I love the writing style and the story is epic! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 5/14/2011

    " Love what this book says about the importance of being connected to the land. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haven | 5/13/2011

    " I read this in high school, and many times since. I loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maxine | 5/13/2011

    " This is a great book. It is very old but it is worth re-reading, or reading for the first time if you are younger. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deepti | 5/12/2011

    " Lovely. Read it at a stretch. So detailed and fine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharleen | 5/12/2011

    " Good book everyone should read once in their lifetime. "

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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.”