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Robert

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  • Kosher Chinese: Living, Teaching, and Eating with China's Other Billion

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Michael Levy
    • Narrated By George Backman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    In September of 2005, the Peace Corps sent Michael Levy to teach English in the heart of China's heartland. His hosts in the city of Guiyang found additional uses for him: resident expert on Judaism, romantic adviser, and provincial basketball star, to name a few. His account of overcoming vast cultural differences to befriend his students and fellow teachers is by turns poignant and laugh-out-loud funny.

    John S. says: "Not quite his target audience I guess"
    "Familiar with China and Recommend this title"
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    What made the experience of listening to Kosher Chinese the most enjoyable?

    It was valid, I spend a lot of time in China, in the Northeast and Shanghai and while China is changing so rapidly this book is relevant. The ocassional reference to the Phillies was quite good, seeing that the season is starting and I am in China.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The author because I could relate to his experiences and reflected a lot on how he handled certian situations versus how I handled similiar situations.


    Have you listened to any of George Backman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Everyday China


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the English names that some of the characters chose, so valid, and I have given advice on names without the same guilt that the author had - I guess it is easier being a scientist versus a Peace Corp Volunteir.

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