As a Chinese American born in Taiwan, I can relate to the Chinese custom and tradition in the story. But I was struck by the poverty living in the Communist China in that era.
The story was truly inspirational. It taught us that determination combined with hard work paves the way to greatness. And yet Li's deeply-rooted Chinese family values and love for his family still came through all along. This is the "hero's journey" at its best.
The narration was excellent. At times, I thought there were several people speaking for each role. The British/Australian accent didn't take much time to get used to and the pronunciation of Chinese names were pretty good.
This is among one of the best memoirs I have listened to.
After reading this book, I have new-found respect for the conservative view. As a person raised as a christian and educated in the engineering/science field, I often have to defend my conservative background in front of the liberals. Thanks for helping me with my arguments. The author takes offenses on the liberal logics but did not attempt to defend the conservative logics - a shortcoming of the book.
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