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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,665 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chang-Rae Lee Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Narrator Henry Park, son of a Korean-American grocer, is an undercover operative for a vaguely sinister private intelligence agency. When he is assigned to spy on a rising Korean-American politician, Park finds his family, culture, and identity endangered by the secrets he uncovers.

Swirled into the turbulent background of New York City politics and growing ethnic tensions, Park must come to terms with his American wife, Lelia, and the recent death of his young son while fighting an emotional attachment to the people he is investigating. A compelling intrigue builds while insights into current political events, love, culture, and family abound.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of the 1995 Barnes & Noble Discover Award
  • Winner of the 1996 PEN/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Landon | 2/19/2014

    " This was quite a quick read and very engaging. On the surface, it could be thriller-esque about a somewhat over-confident undercover investigator who becomes a little too attached to his subject, but the human aspect that dominates this book is what really makes this worth reading. Lee obviously has a knack for storytelling and the way he presents these emotions perfectly describes the sadness and anger that arise with the human condition. A nice weekend read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Denis | 2/11/2014

    " It's difficult to put into words what this novel accomplishes. This is largely because the prose is often so poetic in its quality that it resists easy interpretation. That said, this book does explore the whole question of personal identity, loss, and the life and death of relationships. Language in this work stands as a conduit for the energy of one's life. Staying true to your native tongue and honoring the speech and dialects of others, however "broken", will serve to feed your life's energy, heal your hurts and allow you to grow. That's only a portion of the powerful insights that I gained from Native Speaker. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Vivian Phan | 2/7/2014

    " asian americans can relate to the main character but it wasn't stimulating enough for me. "

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

    " Korean-American take on the Invisible Man, but more well-mannered and not as, I don't know, vast or groundbreaking. Still, good in an Intro to Am Lit kind of way. "

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