LISTENER

Joanna Loveluck

Belmont, MA USA
  • 2
  • reviews
  • 100
  • helpful votes
  • 3
  • ratings
  • Wild Swans

  • Three Daughters of China
  • By: Jung Chang
  • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski
  • Length: 22 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,091
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,095

Few books have had such an impact as Wild Swans: a popular best seller which has sold more than 13 million copies and a critically acclaimed history of China; a tragic tale of nightmarish cruelty and an uplifting story of bravery and survival.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful book and great audio-book!

  • By AEL on 12-22-11

Packed full of deatal, maybe a little too much

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-17

A very informative and thought provocing look at the way that 20th century chinese politics affected the lives of 3 generations of women from 1 family. I think the book would have benefitted from some extra editing and maybe a little more descriptive text. Still a very worthwhile read. So much tragedy in one lifetime is hard to contemplate.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 125,566
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 116,189
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 115,638

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • could easily have been so much better ..

  • By Jennia Chodorov on 06-18-19

Fascinating, tragic, and charming

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-16

As a Trevor Noah fan I had high expectations of this book. I expected it to be intelligently funny and charming. I didn't expect it to captivate me in the way it did. His true understanding of human nature shines through as he tells his tragic story.

100 of 219 people found this review helpful