©2003 Li Cunxin; (P)2004 Bolinda Publishing Pyt Ltd by arrangement with Penguin Group (Australia)
"[A] heartening rags-to-riches story." (Publishers Weekly)
"[Paul English] exercises such an intense and masterful concentration on the text that the listener's interest never flags....He imbues the narrative with ingenuousness and enthusiasm, which endearingly befit the image Li is attempting to present of himself. The result is an audiobook that is superior to its source." (AudioFile)
I was interests in the story but it did move slowly at times. The author seemed to spend a long time describing elements which weren't really all that crucial to the story
Just outstanding. His story is amazing. The telling is done beautifully.
If you like reading anything, you will love this!
Yet another outstanding book I would have never found without its 'daily deal' promotion by Audible. Thank you!
This was the most enjoyable book I've experienced. Great story, descriptions, and interesting. Other books may be more dramatic or involved, but this was soulful and real. I very much recommend Li Cunxin's life story for insight and entertainment.
I have often wondered how people lived through the cultural revolution. I am humbled and filled awe about how the human spirit survives and thrives and how love makes it all worthwhile.
Did you know how much better off the wealthy and politically connected of America are than the poorest class of China? Would you like to pretend that a Chinese immigrant would be able to seamlessly enter the American upper class and that George Bush would do him personal favors? Would you like to bash China for all of their crimes while ignoring their 7% growth rate and historic amount of people lifted out of poverty? Would you like to pretend that life in America is highly privileged for everyone? Here's a book for you. Long live Reagan.
Wasn't sure about if I would like it but the title grabbed me and took off from the word go! There are a few cuss words but I wouldn't object to listening with preteens or older!
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