Thrust into the savagery of the U.S. Civil War, a Chinese immigrant fighting for the Union Army, a nurse turned spy, and a one-armed Confederate cavalryman find their lives inextricably entwined.
Johnny Tom, a Chinese immigrant, is promised American citizenship if he serves with the Union Army. But first he must survive the carnage of battles and rampant racism among the ranks. Desperate to find him, his daughter, Era, becomes a Union spy while nursing soldiers in Confederate camps. She falls in love with Warren, a one-armed cavalryman, and her loyalties become divided between her beloved father in the North and the man who sustains her in the South.
An extraordinary novel that will stand as a defining work on the Chinese immigrant experience, The Spy Lover is a paean to the transcendence of love and the resilience of the human spirit.
©2012 Kiana Davenport (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Todd Haberkorn has a really nice, soothing voice. It was a good contrast to the violent imagery that comes with a Civil War novel.
This is really the first novel of this genre that I've read/listened to.
I've seen a few anime series that he's been in. This was very different from what I'm used to hearing from him, but I was pleasantly surprised.
It was one I looked forward to coming back to. Definitely worth listening to.
Fantastic civil war drama combined with exceptional narration made this audiobook a rare treat! Todd Haberkorn truly delivered an incredible narrative with Chinese, Irish, southern, northern, slave, indian....the list goes on......dialects with great success. It made listening to this terrific tale a real pleasure!
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