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Ashley

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  • The Good Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Pearl S. Buck
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1683)
    Performance
    (858)
    Story
    (870)

    This Pulitzer Prize-winning classic tells the poignant tale of a Chinese farmer and his family in old agrarian China. The humble Wang Lung glories in the soil he works, nurturing the land as it nurtures him and his family. Nearby, the nobles of the House of Hwang consider themselves above the land and its workers; but they will soon meet their own downfall. The working people riot, breaking into the homes of the rich and forcing them to flee. When Wang Lung shows mercy to one noble and is rewarded, he begins to rise in the world, even as the House of Hwang falls.

    Marv says: "a masterpiece!"
    "A great story with a great story teller..."
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    I really liked the voice of this book. The characters were real and it was a frightening look at the cycles of greed--and how one generation would never understand the previous or the following. I thought the characters were real and you could see how they fell into their corrupt paths. Glad to have this in my library.

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