Way, way up there!
It was so realistic but unpredictable.
Personality, flavor, accents. She is fantastic at making it real and keeping the reader entertained.
In these present times when I take for granted the surplus of food and the daily struggle to not ingest too many calories, it is good to be reminded of true hunger and the survival it entails. I appreciate Lisa See's books since every one has been an eye opener to a way of life completely alien to my own. They are travel logs to Chinese history in perfect story form. The insights are as equally strong as the story line, which are solidly and smoothly integrated.
Mother of three wonderful girls! I love to listen to audiobooks during my commute. Love to hear about any good books.
I really enjoyed "Shanghai Girls" and this was a great ending to a great story. The characters come full circle in this book. The story also gives a vivid look at the beginnings of communist China. Beautiful story of the relationships between mothers and daughters, fathers and daughters, great loves, lost loves, and new loves.
I think a bit of a retrospective would help those who haven't read the other books.
Life and Death in Shanghai.
No I didn't think she did it as well as she did with the other 2 books.
I think it was worth it to me because I am going to China next week and needed a refresher on Mao.
This is a sequel to Shanghai Girls. It is almost an essential read because Shanghai Girls leaves the story open.
Overall, this is very depressing. Communism taking over China and the abuse of the original idea.
But it is also heartwarming the depth of love, dedication and determination to strive for happiness.
I haven't read the print version but the story is excellent so I am sure the print version is also.
I listened to 'Shanghi Girls' first then this one.
Rose. She was able to tell most all sides of the story.
At times this story was emotionally draining because the story seemed so real.
No. I rarely listen to books again.
That joy and GZ were found at the beginning of the book. Suddenly it wasn't a book about finding them. . . So I was intrigued.
Wasn't predictable. I learned so much about history and life.
Pearl, even though she is so serious.
Excellent! A pleasure to hear!
I certainly could of taken it at one time, but I liked breaking it into several days to digest what was happening to them. Lots to ponder!
I loved Janet Song's narration. She did an excellent job and that is what made me want to listen and continue with the book. This book was not as good as the one before it, Shanghai Girls. I found it to be rather depressing and hard to believe at times. If you have read the first, than by all means read this one.