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The Night Tiger

A Novel
Narrated by: Yangsze Choo
Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

This program is read by the author. 

A sweeping historical audiobook about a dance hall girl and an orphan boy whose fates entangle over an old Chinese superstition about men who turn into tigers.

Quick-witted, ambitious Ji Lin is stuck as an apprentice dressmaker, moonlighting as a dance hall girl to help pay off her mother’s Mahjong debts. But when one of her dance partners accidentally leaves behind a gruesome souvenir, Ji Lin may finally get the adventure she has been longing for. 

Eleven-year-old houseboy Ren is also on a mission, racing to fulfill his former master’s dying wish: that Ren find the man’s finger, lost years ago in an accident, and bury it with his body. Ren has 49 days to do so, or his master’s soul will wander the earth forever. 

As the days tick relentlessly by, a series of unexplained deaths wracks the district, along with whispers of men who turn into tigers. Ji Lin and Ren’s increasingly dangerous paths crisscross through lush plantations, hospital storage rooms, and ghostly dreamscapes. 

Yangsze Choo's The Night Tiger pulls us into a world of servants and masters, age-old superstition and modern idealism, sibling rivalry and forbidden love. But anchoring this dazzling, propulsive audiobook is the intimate coming of age of a child and a young woman, each searching for their place in a society that would rather they stay invisible. 

©2019 Yangsze Choo (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

"A work of incredible beauty.... Astoundingly captivating and striking in its portrayal of love, betrayal, and death, The Night Tiger is a transcendent story of courage and connection." (Booklist, starred review)

“Choo has written a sumptuous garden maze of a novel that immerses readers in a complex, vanished world.” (Kirkus, starred review)

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gripping to the last page!

A novel with everything. Exotic setting skillfully intertwined with dark folk legends, endearing characters mired in realistically complicated situations, and mystery piled on mystery, twists and turns and even romance. well done!

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Enjoyable historical fiction

I loved the Ghost Bride, and was excited when The Night Tiger came out. The blend of emotional realism and folklore works well here, and I enjoyed anticipating the ways the different characters would eventually weave together. I didn't find the resolution quite as satisfying as the build up, but the book held my interest the entire time. Also, I am usually wary of author read works, but Choo is a worthy narrator of her own writing and kept me engaged with the characters and the story.

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  • William
  • Boca Raton, FL, USA
  • 02-17-19

Duo moly Delightful

Well written and she narrates her work perfectly.

I must admit without spoiling anything, I do love a good and tightly written ending.

Well played Ms. Choo