The Golden Orchard

By: Flora Ahn
Narrated by: Kathleen Choe
Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
Categories: Kids, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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Publisher's Summary

A rich, warm, intergenerational time-travel story for ages nine and up

Maya loves to cook with her grandmother - her Halmunee - to connect with the rich family history associated with each dish, a history Maya's mom would prefer stayed in the past. While cooking with Halmunee, something remarkable happens - the food creates such a strong memory that Maya and Halmunee are transported back in time through the memory itself. Halmunee explains that the women in her family have the gift of time travel through food and Maya can do it too, if she practices. While eating her way through the past, Maya meets Jeff: another young time traveler who brings her to the Golden Orchard, a garden of memories filled with the trees of so many people's lives. Maya learns that time moves in ways she couldn't imagine and sometimes family keep their memories secret to protect the ones they love.

©2019 Flora Ahn (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

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"Oh, wow! What an innovative take on time travel! This is a beautiful story and filled with delicious descriptions of Korean food. There is a twist I never saw coming!"

–Angela, Audible listener

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About the Creator

Flora Ahn is an attorney by day and an author and illustrator by night. Her work includes a children's chapter book series, Pug Pals (Scholastic), as well as her popular blog, Bah Humpug. Raised in California by her Korean immigrant parents, Ahn lives in Virginia with her three pugs and practices law in DC. She is always looking for opportunities to further pursue her love of food, books, drawing, and writing, and is especially excited to find ways to combine them. The Golden Orchard is her first Audible Original.

About the Performer

Kathleen Choe holds an MFA in Acting from the New School for Drama. She has appeared in numerous plays and musicals, as well as film and TV. Her theater roles include performing as Belinda Blair in Noises Off at Two River Theater, directed by Sarna Lapine. Her film and television work includes Law and Order: SVU, Maniac, Show Me a Hero, Quantico, Younger, Broad City, Mysteries of Laura, Forever, and Delivery Man. The Golden Orchard is her first foray into the audiobook world.

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Joyce Gassman

This is a book/subject I would not normally read. I found myself drawn into a plot that had unexpected twists. It was fascinating following Maya’s life. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about Korean culture and food. I’m anxious to try the food mentioned in this book. I’m not the target audience- being a 61 year old woman, but I think this book can be enjoyed by any age. I hope there will be more!

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Delicious!

Oh, wow! What an innovative take on time travel! This is a beautiful story and filled with delicious descriptions of Korean food. There is a twist I never saw coming! Great for kids and family time (or, honestly, for adults who like good stories).

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Wonderful book!

I really enjoyed listening to this book. It’s a great story and I look forward to more from the author in the future!

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Loved it

this book was well done very imaginative, good story line. a good twist that I did not see coming

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Darling!

Absolutely loved this audiobook! Beautifully written and performed and leaves you... HUNGRY for more!! Can't wait to listen to it again!! Highly recommend!

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Absolutely Amazing!

I absolutely love this story! It made me hungry. The description was so vivid and delicious.