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The Good Earth Audiobook

The Good Earth

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Publisher's Summary

This Pulitzer Prize-winning classic tells the poignant tale of a Chinese farmer and his family in old agrarian China. The humble Wang Lung glories in the soil he works, nurturing the land as it nurtures him and his family. Nearby, the nobles of the House of Hwang consider themselves above the land and its workers; but they will soon meet their own downfall.

Hard times come upon Wang Lung and his family when flood and drought force them to seek work in the city. The working people riot, breaking into the homes of the rich and forcing them to flee. When Wang Lung shows mercy to one noble and is rewarded, he begins to rise in the world, even as the House of Hwang falls.

©1958 Pearl S. Buck; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A beautiful, beautiful book. At last we read, in the pages of a novel, of the real people of China." (Saturday Review)
"The Good Earth has style, power, coherence and a pervasive sense of dramatic reality." (New York Times Book Review)
"To read this story of Wang Lung is to be slowly and deeply purified; and when the last page is finished it is as if some significant part of one's own days were over." (Bookman)

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    I have read this book many times but totally enjoyed this reader.I liked the rhythm of the words and he embraced the story so well.The story transcends time and is a good reminder that all life is built on the shoulders of those who have gone before us.

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    I love this book. the story is so captivating, harrowing at times, you really get to FEEL the characters and hate them or love them. the narrator in this recording is really good and I love how he changes the voice of the main character as he gets older, you really get a sense of how he's aged. this is one of my favorite stories.

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    I had to read for school, didn't like the book but the reading was great

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    I loved this audiobook and the narrator!
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    I liked this a lot. I learned so much. Occasionally, it dragged and perhaps went into excessive detail.

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    "Great from start to finish. Excellent marration!"

    Loved it, and super great narration! What a wonderful depiction of life in China at the turn of the century.

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    An absolute amazing tale, a must read for any generation showing the value of hard work

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