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  • Big Breasts and Wide Hips

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Mo Yan, Howard Goldblatt
    • Narrated By Freda Foh Shen, Ryan Yu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (3)

    In a country where patriarchal favoritism and the primacy of sons survived multiple revolutions and an ideological earthquake, this epic novel is first and foremost about women, with the female body serving as the book’s central metaphor. The protagonist, Mother, is born in 1900 and married at seventeen into the Shangguan family. She has nine children, only one of whom is a boy—the narrator of the book. A spoiled and ineffectual child, he stands in stark contrast to his eight strong and forceful female siblings.

    KAran says: "Maybe it's just me..."
    "Maybe it's just me..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Mo Yan and Howard Goldblatt and/or Freda Foh Shen and Ryan Yu ?

    I cannot get past the first 4 hours. I find the narration choppy and annoying. It sounds like a great story. Maybe I will try the book.


    Has Big Breasts and Wide Hips turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Significantly. The inflections of voice distracted me from the story.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom.


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