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    • All You Can Ever Know

    • A Memoir
    • By: Nicole Chung
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 144

    Nicole Chung was born premature, placed for adoption by her Korean parents, and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town. From childhood, she heard the story of her adoption as a comforting, prepackaged myth. She believed that her biological parents had made the ultimate sacrifice in the hope of giving her a better life, that forever feeling slightly out of place was her fate as a transracial adoptee. But as Nicole grew up, she wondered if the story she'd been told was the whole truth. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent writing, interesting memoir, however

    • By T on 10-09-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

    • A Novel
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,333
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,334

    Lily is haunted by memories of who she once was, and of a person, long gone, who defined her existence. She has nothing but time now, as she recounts the tale of Snow Flower and asks the gods for forgiveness.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Laugh a little Cry a little Love All

    • By Patricia on 11-11-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

    • By: Grace Lin
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 618
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 531
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 541

    In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveted child.

    • By JB on 11-21-18

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Vegetarian

    • A Novel
    • By: Han Kang
    • Narrated by: Janet Song, Stephen Park
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 885
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 800
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 799

    The Man Booker International Prize, 2016. Before the nightmares began, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary, controlled life. But the dreams - invasive images of blood and brutality - torture her, driving Yeong-hye to purge her mind and renounce eating meat altogether. It's a small act of independence, but it interrupts her marriage and sets into motion an increasingly grotesque chain of events at home.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Pronunciation!

    • By J L Pasricha on 03-20-16

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Shanghai Girls

    • A Novel
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,260
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,394
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,406

    Thanks to the financial security and material comforts provided by their father’s prosperous rickshaw business, 21-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, are having the time of their lives. Though both sisters wave off authority and tradition, they couldn’t be more different, but both are beautiful, modern, and carefree...until the day their father tells them he has gambled away their wealth and that in order to repay his debts, he must sell the girls as wives to suitors who have traveled from California to find Chinese brides.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Touching, sad, and enjoyable

    • By Beach Biker on 07-15-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Dreams of Joy

    • A Novel
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,437
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,100

    In her beloved New York Times best sellers Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, and, most recently, Shanghai Girls, Lisa See has brilliantly illuminated the potent bonds of mother love, romantic love, and love of country. Now, in her most powerful novel yet, she returns to these timeless themes, continuing the story of sisters Pearl and May from Shanghai Girls, and Pearl’s strong-willed 19-year-old daughter, Joy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dreams of Joy and all of Lisa See's books

    • By maida smith on 06-03-11

    Regular price: $31.50

    • I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011

    • I Survived, Book 8
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Eleven-year-old Japanese American Owen has been in Japan for his sixth-grade year. By March he finally feels like he's getting the hang of the new culture, making friends at school, and feeling at home with the "weird" food. But early one morning, everything changes - and Owen suddenly finds himself just trying to survive one of history's most devastating disasters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I like Natural Disasters

    • By Jerusha S Renstrom on 02-24-19

    Regular price: $5.59

    • Without You, There Is No Us

    • Undercover Among the Sons of North Korea's Elite
    • By: Suki Kim
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 708
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 627
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 625

    Every day, three times a day, the students march in two straight lines, singing praises to Kim Jong-il and North Korea: Without you, there is no motherland. Without you, there is no us. It is a chilling scene, but gradually Suki Kim, too, learns the tune and, without noticing, begins to hum it. It is 2011, and all universities in North Korea have been shut down for an entire year, the students sent to construction fields - except for the 270 students at the all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A revealing look into North Korea

    • By Chelsea Griffin on 01-10-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • After Dark

    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 330
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 236

    Here is a short, sleek novel of encounters, set in Tokyo during the witching hours between midnight and dawn, and every bit as gripping as Haruki Murakami's masterworks The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Kafka on the Shore. At its center are two sisters: Eri, a fashion model slumbering her way into oblivion, and Mari, a young student soon led from solitary reading at an anonymous Denny's toward people whose lives are radically different from her own.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing book, Poor Narration

    • By Ellen Clary on 07-27-08

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Peony in Love

    • A Novel
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 530
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 280

    For young Peony, betrothed to a suitor she has never met, lyrics from The Peony Pavilion mirror her own longings. In the garden of the Chen Family Villa, amid the scent of ginger, green tea, and jasmine, a small theatrical troupe is performing scenes from this epic opera, a live spectacle few females have ever seen. Like the heroine in the drama, Peony is the cloistered daughter of a wealthy family, trapped like a good-luck cricket in a bamboo-and-lacquer cage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eloquently written and read

    • By D on 07-21-07

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Underground

    • The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche
    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: Feodor Chin, Ian Anthony Dale, Janet Song
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    On a clear spring day in 1995, five members of a religious cult unleashed poison gas on the Tokyo subway system. In attempt to discover why, Haruki Murakmi talks to the people who lived through the catastrophe, and in so doing lays bare the Japanese psyche. As he discerns the fundamental issues that led to the attack, Murakami paints a clear vision of an event that could occur anytime, anywhere.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just as you breathe, you dream your story

    • By Darwin8u on 08-26-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Please Look After Mom

    • By: Kyung-Sook Shin, Chi-Young Kim (translator)
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, Samantha Quan, Janet Song, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 284
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 204
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 205

    On a family visit to the city, Mom is right behind her husband when the train pulls out of Seoul Station without her, and she is lost, possibly forever. As her children argue over how to find her, they each recall their lives with her. Have they lived up to her expectations? Was she happy? Through the piercing voices of daughter, son, and husband, and through Mom’s own words in the novel’s shattering conclusion, we learn what happened that day, and explore an even deeper mystery—of motherhood itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Daughter wrote, Mom approved.

    • By RatorA on 05-15-11

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Leftover in China

    • The Women Shaping the World's Next Superpower
    • By: Roseann Lake
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Forty years ago in China, marriage was universal, compulsory, and a woman's only means to a livelihood. Enter the one-child policy, which despite its horrors, resulted in China's first generations of urban only-daughters - girls who were raised without brothers and pushed to study, achieve, and succeed as if they were sons. Fast forward to the present, where in an urbanized economic powerhouse, enough of these women have decided to postpone marriage - or not marry at all - to spawn a label: "leftovers". Unprecedentedly well-educated and goal-oriented, they struggle to find partners.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great book for both Women and Men

    • By GAM on 02-24-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Kinship of Secrets

    • By: Eugenia Kim
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    In 1948, Najin and Calvin Cho, with their young daughter Miran, travel from South Korea to the United States in search of new opportunities. Wary of the challenges they know will face them, Najin and Calvin make the difficult decision to leave their other daughter, Inja, behind with their extended family; soon, they hope, they will return to her. But then war breaks out in Korea, and there is no end in sight to the separation. Miran grows up in prosperous American suburbia as Inja grapples in her war-torn land with ties to a family she doesn't remember.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Dragon Queen

    • By: William Andrews
    • Narrated by: Janet Song, Todd McLaren
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    As tensions rise on the Korean peninsula, US diplomat Nate Simon is sent to Seoul to gauge the political situation and advise the president. He also needs to find out why someone sent the president an ancient, intricately carved comb with an ivory inlay of a two-headed dragon. Though familiar with Korea’s language and culture, Nate knows little of its troubled history. Beautiful and mysterious embassy aide Anna Carlson believes it’s time he learns, starting with the extraordinary story of Korea’s last queen.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A bit cheesy

    • By traci on 01-15-19

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Interior

    • A Red Princess Mystery
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 113

    While David Stark is asked to open a law office in Beijing, his lover, detective Liu Hulan, receives an urgent message from an old friend imploring her to investigate the suspicious death of her daughter, who worked for a toy company about to be sold to David’s new client, Tartan Enterprises.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narration is terrible

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-15-17

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Dragon Bones

    • A Novel
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    When the body of an American archaeologist is found floating in the Yangzi River, Ministry of Public Security agent Liu Hulan and her husband, American attorney David Stark, are dispatched to Site 518 to investigate. As Hulan scrutinizes this death—or is it a murder?—David, on behalf of the National Relics Bureau, tries to discover who has stolen from the site an artifact that may prove to the world China’s claim that it is the oldest uninterrupted civilization on earth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best of the Hulan Series... EXCELLENT!

    • By Janice on 10-14-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Vegetarian

    • By: Han Kang
    • Narrated by: Janet Song, Stephen Park
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Yeong-hye and her husband are ordinary people. He is an office worker with moderate ambitions and mild manners; she is an uninspired but dutiful wife. The acceptable flatline of their marriage is interrupted when Yeong-hye, seeking a more 'plantlike' existence, decides to become a vegetarian, prompted by grotesque recurring nightmares. In South Korea, where vegetarianism is almost unheard of and societal mores are strictly obeyed, Yeong-hye's decision is a shocking act of subversion. 

    Regular price: $22.90

    • Stars Between the Sun and Moon

    • One Woman's Life in North Korea and Escape to Freedom
    • By: Lucia Jang, Susan McClelland
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    Born in 1970s North Korea, Lucia Jang grew up in a typical household - her parents worked in the factories, and the family scraped by on rations. Nightly she bowed to her photo of Kim Il-Sung. It was the beginning of a chaotic period with a decade-long famine. Jang married an abusive man who sold their baby. She left him and went home to help her family by illegally crossing the river to China to trade goods. She was caught and imprisoned twice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic story. Well read.

    • By Jfm on 02-20-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Commoner

    • A Novel
    • By: John Burnham Schwartz
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Commoner is the mesmerizing, moving, and surprising story of a brutally rarified and controlled existence at once hidden and exposed, and of a complex relationship between two isolated women who, despite being visible to all, are truly understood only by each other. With the unerring skill of a master storyteller, John Burnham Schwartz has written his finest novel yet.

    Regular price: $23.93

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