Lydia Chin/Bill Smith
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(3.8 based on 220 ratings)
  • 1
    China Trade: The Lydia Chin/Bill Smith Series, Book 1 | S. J. Rozan

    China Trade: The Lydia Chin/Bill Smith Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By S. J. Rozan
    • Narrated By Christine Marshall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Asian American private investigator Lydia Chin knows New York City's Chinatown, its people, and its ways as no outsider ever could. It's a city within a city, a rich melange of smells, sounds, dark shops, and close-knit families - a world all its own. And in all of Chinatown, there is no one like Lydia, who has a nose for trouble, a disapproving Chinese mother, and a partner named Bill Smith who's been living above a bar for 16 years. Hired to find some precious stolen porcelain, Lydia follows a trail of clues from highbrow art dealers into a world of Chinese gangs.

    Fun Read

    Somewhere in the top third. I will read another by this author, it is not brilliant but dependably entertaining which is what I am looking for with Au..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 21 2016 by virginia (United States)
  • 2
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  • 3
    Mandarin Plaid | S. J. Rozan

    Mandarin Plaid

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By S. J. Rozan
    • Narrated By Cindy Cheung
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Lydia Chin, a Chinese-American P.I. who lives in New York City's Chinatown, is hired for a simple job. She's to deliver the ransom for a set of stolen sketches that comprise the inaugural collection of fashion designer Genna Jing and her new label, Mandarin Plaid. But everything on this simple job goes terribly wrong. The ransom is stolen out from under Lydia, her sometimes partner, Bill Smith, is arrested, and just as she is trying to sort out exactly what is really going on, the client fires her.

    Entertaining story

    Entertaining story, the pacing was good (most of the time), the stakes were raised at the right times and you could never tell what going to happen ne..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 28 2011 by Anna (Tomball, TX, United States)
  • 4
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  • 5
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  • 6
    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

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  • 7
    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

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    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.


  • 8
    Winter and Night | S. J. Rozan

    Winter and Night

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By S. J. Rozan
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (10)

    Private detective Bill Smith is hurtled headlong into the most provocative - and personal - case of his career when he receives a chilling late-night phone call from the NYPD, who is holding his 15-year-old nephew Gary. But Gary escapes Bill's custody and disappears into the dark, unfamiliar streets. Bill and his partner, Lydia Chin, try to find the missing teen; their search takes them to a small town in New Jersey, where they discover that one of Gary's classmates was murdered.

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  • 9
    The Shanghai Moon | S. J. Rozan

    The Shanghai Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By S. J. Rozan
    • Narrated By Samantha Quann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (55)

    In Shanghai, excavation has unearthed a cache of European jewelry dating back to World War II. The jewelry was immediately stolen by a Chinese official who fled to New York City. Hired by a lawyer specializing in the recovery of Holocaust assets, Chin and Pilarsky are to find any and all leads to the missing jewels. But Lydia soon learns that there is much more to the story than they've been told.

    Don't pass up this one!

    This should come with warnings.
    1. Don't listen while driving. May cause you to drive miles past your intended destination, and not even care. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 17 2009 by Kathryn (Monterey, CA, USA)
  • 10
    On the Line | S. J. Rozan

    On the Line

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By S. J. Rozan
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    P.I. Bill Smith is sent on a high-stakes chase when an electronically modified voice on his cell phone informs him that Lydia Chin, his occasional partner, has been kidnapped. Now, if Bill wants to keep Lydia alive, he'll have to play an elaborate game of the kidnapper's devising. The first move sends him to an abandoned building, where Bill finds the corpse of a small Chinese woman dressed like Lydia and the building being rapidly surrounded by police. Now he's on the run....

    NOT a typical S. J. Rozan book!

    First, a caution: The profanity in this book is extreme. I’m not at all prudish about language in books, but I expect profanity to be used sparingly a..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 20 2010 by Tracey Rains (Sevierville, TN, United States)
  • 11
    Ghost Hero | S. J. Rozan

    Ghost Hero

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By S. J. Rozan
    • Narrated By Emily Woo Zeller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (19)

    American-Born Chinese P.I. Lydia Chin is called in on what appears to be a simple case. Jeff Dunbar, art world insider, wants her to track down a rumor. Contemporary Chinese painting is sizzling hot on the art scene and no one is hotter than Chau Chun, known as the Ghost Hero. A talented and celebrated ink painter, Chau's highly-prized work mixes classical forms and modern political commentary. The rumor of new paintings by Chau is shaking up the art world. There's only one problem - Ghost Hero Chau has been dead for twenty years, killed in the 1989 Tianamen Square uprising.

    couldn't finish

    No

    Reviewed on December 19 2011 by Jo (Charleston, WV, United States)