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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (102 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lin Zhe Narrator: Emily Woo Zelle Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Lin Zhe is one of China’s foremost authors. In this gripping novel, Zhe incorporates the War of Resistance against Japan, New China’s arduous journey from Liberation in 1949 through Mao’s Cultural Revolution, and up to the present day to form a compelling backdrop for her portrayal of three generations of a Chinese family struggling to survive war, revolutionary politics, the demands of a timeless patriarchal social order, and the conflict between family obligations and individual aspirations. With the smooth translation by George A. Fowler, listeners are immediately engrossed in this fast-paced story that covers a century of change in every aspect of life in China. Whether the book’s characters are in the far reaches of western China or small-town California, we share their loves and their hopes, their terrors and despair, and, finally, their survival and evolution.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Raquel Martin | 2/20/2014

    " I bought this book to read while traveling in China, but it was a big disappointment. I almost put it aside several times, but finally plodded through. It did give a good view of the period during which it was written -- the transition from imperial government in China through the internal struggle for power that resulted in Mao taking over. "

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

    " This was a very good book but it took me forever to read. Maybe it's because it takes place in China and I know nothing about their history.............also, instead of names they go buy "second sister" or "ninth brother". None the less, this was a good book and I learned some stuff about China I didn't know before. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Beth | 1/2/2014

    " Took a while but thoroughly enjoyed the story. You really feel like you are in China experiencing the culture and way of life. The modern stryline was a bit hard to follow but I really enjoyed the parts set in China. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Donna | 12/28/2013

    " interesting look at how life has changed in China. "

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