Very engrossing tale; VERY disappointing at the end - it ended quite abruptly and the next book in the series is not yet available!
This is a great story, and paints a clear picture of Chinese culture during foot-binding days. Really enjoyed this view of the secluded lives of Chinese women and of the culture.
Story is pretty fascinating, and gives a good peek at the period -- but there are a lot of very repetitive lines - gets tedious occasionally.
The audible version of a real page-turner. Clever setup: fictitious publisher writes the prologue, talking about whether or not he should publish this story based on a "found manuscript" which is Gideon's autobiography.
The story addresses big philosophical questions and the variety of relationships in one man's life -- all a background for a fantasical tale.
I'm looking for more books by this author!
A quiet, thoughtful story that manages to have a few twists in the plot. If you like fast-paced stories this probably isn't for you, but I like both fast and slow-paced movies and books, and found this story captivating.
Loved the first half, the title story. For all the rest of the stories they changed narrators - the second narrator's voice grated on my nerves and several times I almost just quit listening he annoyed me so much.
Really liked the way Brown tied a lot of disparate historical events together into one theme. The reading was done well, and the plot twists and turns kept the story moving. I especially liked the way the author would have you change your mind about various characters as the story progressed. Good ending, too!
Excellent retelling of the Dracula story; has a gothic feel about it though the story takes place in the mid-20th century. Having different actors read each character's part added a lot to the feel of the story. I'll listen to this one again and again.
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