I first read Shanghai Girls and then scrambled to find everything else Ms See wrote and found "Peony in Love" and "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" and let me tell you that they were all simply wonderful reads!
Dreams of Joy, even though were up against such high expectations (from me), did not disappoint. It brought me into the suffocating oppression of Red China in the age of the Great Leap Forward and gave me a terrifying glimpse of utter desperation, abuse of power, and the murder of a population of people. However, it also gave a view of the depth of love, compassion, and forgiveness.
The narration as always by Ms. Song was superb! She never sounds contrived and shows the author's voice through her own in the most sublime manner. I so love her!
I recommend this book highly! I will patiently await the next one. No pressure, Ms. See! You are amazing! Thank you!
I love the Earth Children! I will never overlook one! I am still waiting for the impossible and for the clan to rejoin Ayla!
Very scary and nerve-wracking! I loved every second! Great narration too by Ms. Maxwell!
I could not stop listening! Great work as usual for Mr. Baldacci. Interesting dual narration by Mclarty and Cassidy too!!! Thank you!
I can never resist the ladies in the club! They are so much fun! Keep them coming please, Mr. Patterson! Great narration by Ms. McCormick too!
Keep them Mickey books a coming! I got a little out of sequence with them but what the heck! They are all terrific! Great narration too by Mr. Grupper!
Another winner by Mr. Connelly! Mickey is a fun character but it was also nerve-wracking! Great narration also by Mr. Giles!
Terrific book, but not surprising considering it is Ms. Roberts! Very vivid and heart-stopping! I was sorry when it was finished. Great narration by Ms. Lowman too!
I always thought my family had issues but WOW! Very good read! Ms. Lee also did a great job with the narration!
I totally recommend this book! Very vivid! I could almost smell the rain forest and hear the mosquitoes! Kept me enthralled throughout! The narration was also very good!
I love historical fiction. This one was an excellent story! I recommend it!
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