Enjoyed listening to this book. The narrator did a fantastic job with the time and the characters. Great tale of a mans life from rags to riches and everything in between.
Well written, entertaining book involving much Chinese social and economic culture. Worth reading! Very enjoyable and I looked forward to listening to the book at every opportunity.
I don't think the audio edition can be considered better, as much as it can be considered to "enrich" the experience of the book as a whole. Buck wrote with such clarity of subject and description - it is not hard to visualize from her printed words. Heald's narration only takes that clarity and puts it in your ears.
The moment when the farmer realizes his error in having taken two pearls from his wife, to give to his mistress.
He didn't overly embelish tone or voices - very nice smooth presentation of a classic.
The main character, the farmer - the story is about him and his love of the land.
This is at least the third time I've read or listened to this story. I love it more each time. So much to learn about cultural suppression of women, resiliency, human nature and our ties to the earth.
Timeless story delivered with superb narration. For those who have read Buck, this is a great audible version. For those new to Buck, this is a fine introduction.
I value intelligent stories with characters I can relate to. I can appreciate good prose, but a captivating plot is way more important.
I don't usually go for high literature or drama, but I am trying to expand my horizons. This book has some beautiful prose, and a moving story with characters that you can care about.