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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (19,990 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amy Tan Narrator: Amy Tan Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Ghosts have haunted Olivia ever since her half-sister Kwan told her stories of the frightening World of Yin. At 5, Olivia tried to purge the images of Yin's bandit maidens, missionaries, and mercenaries, but instead committed a betrayal with long-lasting consequences. At 40 she is still wearily enduring advice from Kwan and her ghosts, who now visit the world of the living in the bizarre form of marriage counselors and amateur restaurant reviewers. Olivia travels to China, to the mountain village of Kwan's childhood, where another betrayal occurred more than 100 years before. As Olivia tries to reconcile the ghosts of her past with hopes for the future, family secrets unfold, chance becomes fate, and we learn along with Olivia the truth about love and our many secret selves and senses. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lina | 2/18/2014

    " Sweet 'n Sour... fitting into one culture while having to accept your own. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aysha Al-masri tudela | 2/15/2014

    " Probably one of my favorite novels ever. Everything about it was amazing! I will definitely read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mal | 2/11/2014

    " If I could give this a 3.5 I would, but I'm nice so I give it a 4 rather than a 3. It's my least favorite of Tan's novels, but I still enjoyed it quite a lot. I like the way it plays with Chinese ghosts and their roles in the lives of all people of Chinese heritage, no matter how far removed from they believe themselves to be. "

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

    " My favorite Amy Tan book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steph | 1/24/2014

    " This book is memorable for the voice of Kwan, Olivia's half sister, who possesses the secret senses. "

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

    " I found the lines between fantasy and reality of the protagonist and her sibling to be blurry, making it difficult to follow the story line. I had the feeling of being dropped off at a train or bus station without the proper information of which train or bus to catch and at what time it would arrive. Ending felt hurried and unfinished. (Maybe my lack of understanding of superstition and culture of the orient influenced my inability to grasp the import of the sister's delusions which were fundamental to the story line) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 1/18/2014

    " I love amy tan books. I think that this is my favorite of hers. there is something about Chinese culture that facinates me. beware there is swearing in this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeanette | 1/11/2014

    " Third Amy Tan book. Very disappionting. Way too much superstition. Too wierd. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 1/3/2014

    " I LOVED this book! May you find, and always know, your hundred secret senses. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa | 12/15/2013

    " I loved this book! It's funny, sad, hopeful, and full of life! It makes me want to eat, travel, and rethink my views on life and spirituality. I loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly Christoffersen | 12/11/2013

    " I have read all of her books; good insight into the blight of being a women in China. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Gail O'Dea | 11/23/2013

    " Sweet book that taps into the magical aspects of rural Chinese life. "

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

    " A beautiful, scintillating novel of sisterhood and the constant battle between the past that forms us and the present we've embraced, handled with Tan's usual deft and delicate touch, and her trademarked interweaving of Californian/American and old world Chinese culture. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire | 10/23/2013

    " This was my first book of Amy Tan's, an author I had always wanted to read. I found the book slow to start, but by the second half I couldn't put it down. the characters were fascinating as was the story line. I enjoyed this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimiko Omura | 10/21/2013

    " Highly recommend. Enjoying it immensely. Love to read books that take me away from my life and into the lives of the characters. It's like a refreshing vacation "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi | 8/15/2013

    " this book will always remain in my heart! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bernice | 8/5/2013

    " Excellent! Like every novel Amy Tan has written, this book is a masterpiece worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma Scholes | 7/3/2013

    " First book I read on my Kindle. Great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shonda | 12/27/2012

    " Not my favorite, but a good read none the less. I've read it probably 4 or 5 times and get mad at the ending every time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tamar | 11/26/2012

    " I love everything Amy Tan has ever written! This one is no exception, a strange and mythical past that our heroine tries to reconcile with a troubled present and the hopes of a better future. Mistrust, hurt, love, forgivness, it's all there. Very good and fun to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn Weilbrenner | 10/2/2012

    " One of my all-time favorites. I had a vicarious experience at he end. Amy Tan is a marvelous and gifted writer. I might even have to reread this one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marita | 9/24/2012

    " Fun to listened to read by the author. Felt familiar but I never figured out if I've read this earlier or not. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alisa | 7/25/2012

    " I didn't think I could fall harder for a book than The Joy Luck Club. But I did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynne | 7/15/2012

    " amy tan at her best. 900 times better than joy luck club. read it first...or last if you want to read and enjoy her other ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy Elizabeth | 7/4/2012

    " Richly woven tapestry of history and culture and feminine power. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn Armstrong bensman | 5/21/2012

    " Fantastically written, and one if the best sister tales of all time. Beautiful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorio | 2/11/2012

    " can't remember much about this novel; probably should read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juliana Marez | 1/24/2012

    " This one was a book I couln't put down.I read it in one weekend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolynk | 12/14/2011

    " This book was magical, surprising and beautiful. I loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 8/12/2011

    " I never feel disappointed by an Amy Tan book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Flávia | 6/28/2011

    " Eu tinha 12 anos quando li e nunca me saiu da cabeça... acho que vale uma releitura. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 6/23/2011

    " I brought this book to the beach to read and it fit the bill. I enjoyed the story of Olivia and her half sister and their strange relationships. It was entertaining but not a 4 or 5 star book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 6/10/2011

    " Simple to read but far from primitive in its essence this book is a nice example of how a very american literature can be fully asian and how asian literature can be americanized. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen | 6/5/2011

    " I read this book shortly after adopting my daughter. l was fortunate enough to have met my daughters birth mother, and often felt that we had known each other in another time. this book really touched me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marisa | 5/27/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book, the plot was original, clever, and unpredictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ania | 5/26/2011

    " Loved this one! It's definitely my favorite Amy Tan book. Unforgettable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 5/23/2011

    " Much is sad but there are also lots of chuckles! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jason | 5/8/2011

    " I think I am the wrong sex to appreciate this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/28/2011

    " The main character was detestable. I hated every minute of reading this book. "

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About the Author
Author Amy Tan

Amy Tan is the author of numerous New York Times bestselling novels, including The Joy Luck Club, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Valley of Amazement, and The Bonesetter’s Daughter, as well as The Kitchen God’s Wife, which hit the #1 New York Times bestseller spot. She has also written the children’s books The Moon Lady and Sagwa, which has been adapted for television by PBS. Her essays and stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, and her work has been translated into thirty-five languages.