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Dueling the Dragon

Adventures in Chinese Media and Education
Narrated by: Abdiel LeRoy
Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
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China - Superpower or basket case? You decide!

A wide-eyed expat is detained by Beijing cops and told to sign a false confession. Will he make it out of China alive?

Dueling the Dragon is a great adventure story, but this one, here narrated by the author, just happens to be true!

With a journalist's eye and lively wit, LeRoy exposes the deep levels of corruption tearing at China's social fabric. You will learn of college students sold into slavery, media suppression of pollution reports, and persecution of a broadcaster just trying to do his job!

Yet there is delight amid the despair, reverie amid the revulsion, as LeRoy encounters China's "raven-haired beauties". You'll laugh away the tears with this riveting memoir!

©2017 Abdiel LeRoy (P)2019 Abdiel LeRoy

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"An adventure, a memoir, and certainly one of the more entertaining books about China before us today." (San Francisco Review of Books)

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Another Great from LeRoy

If he writes it, I will read, and yes, I've said that before. I have not only read the book, but I have also listened to this audiobook, so this review is for both formats. Dueling the Dragon was not LeRoy's usual prose or verse, but five stories that make up his creation. He writes well, for one, and I really enjoy and embrace his writing style, no matter the subject, no matter the platform. He has a way of showing a story, and this one, was quite remarkable. Actually, these five within this one, were quite remarkable. With inspiration, and the truth, the stories come to life, and really open the eyes of the readers. The stories lend to the Chinese culture, and show China, in a "behind the curtain" way that is informative, entertaining, and absolutely thrilling, even with the despairs and triumphs. I look forward to LeRoy penning more, and more. This book is a definite recommendation by Amy's Bookshelf Reviews.