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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,795 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gao Xingjian Narrator: Brian Keeler Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2017 ISBN: 9781456124298
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Facing time on a prison farm for defying his country's laws of cultural conformity, artist/writer Gao Xingjian embarked on an epic search for his roots and for freedom. His journey through Southern China's ancient mountains and forests, inspired this immensely wise and beautiful novel. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luke | 2/3/2014

    " One of the most interesting books I have read. It might take a few chapters to get into but is a book that you should read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Madeeha Maqbool | 1/28/2014

    " *gag* *puke* *shoot myself* in spite of all its literary merits. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brianna | 1/23/2014

    " Very unusual writing style. I'd have to agree with those who appreciated the originality but didn't really feel this book was for them. "

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

    " I have read a lot about traditional China, and about China during the cultural revolution, but this novel shows China in the 1980s, after the cultural revolution but before the transition to economic superpower. There's not a plot in the Western sense, but the vignettes are connected. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kat Hunt | 12/25/2013

    " I didn't have a problem with the structure, I just spent too much time pitying Gao for his unending inability to see past himself. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ming | 12/6/2013

    " I read this in high school. All i can say is... uhhhh... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tash | 11/21/2013

    " Difficult to read. Sometimes sentences went on for chapters with no punctuation. The book had absolutely no structure, and only a loosely coherent story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessy | 10/13/2013

    " Although it had moments of great beauty, I found the story more aesthetic than effective. Bored with the overly poetic lack of structure and sometimes pretentious lessons in philosophy--I wouldn't recommend this book unless you're the sort who likes the idea of suffering in the name of literature. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri | 5/21/2013

    " "if a fiction writer could know the true stories of the people he passes on the street"...insights into the culture as well a story of spiritual growth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bente Tangen | 1/12/2012

    " I gave up,-again! Passages are beutiful and thought provoking, but I get impatient and restless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annette | 1/4/2012

    " Keep in mind - it's the journey, not the destination ! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dawnlindsay | 12/2/2011

    " This was one of the few books I could not force myself to read. I sometimes read books that seem to have boring subjects only because the writing is so beautiful. This book was, for me, dull in every way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kavitaporas | 8/22/2011

    " Amazing thought and narrative style... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caro | 5/24/2011

    " This is a beautifully written book. I didn't want it to end. "

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