Not sure I would recommend this book.... no major reason to do it.
Yes - he is great!
No. I am not sure what the story was trying to tell me, other than a few months in the life of an ex-Army gal living in China, going through a divorce and supposedly involved in some high stakes political mystery. Not really though. The author copped out, leaving more questions unanswered than answered. Who really was Jon? Where was the artist? What happened to the Muslim? Who were the avatars? It was like the author wrote 2/3s of the story, then couldn't figure out an ending, so left all these questions unanswered, blaming it on "that's China".
I do like mysteries, in particular ones set in other countries/cultures. I did find the insight into modern day China interesting, and some of he characters.
The degree to which the "F" word was used, especially in an audiobook. I wouldn't want to spend time with the main character. It reminded me of some bad teenage jock movie, where they start swearing more and more as the movie struggles on to keep people entertained, substituting swear words for story. It is usually a sign to stop the movie (or book).
I also didn't care for the Avatar, high tech stuff. Cartoonish.
I have never listened to another performance by her.
Never get a book by the author again.
I have read and listened to many of the "Classics" but this might be one of my favorites! I agreed it is not well-known and should be read by all - romantics and business folks!
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