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    • Pearl of China

    • By: Anchee Min
    • Narrated by: Angela Lin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
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      4 out of 5 stars 54

    An internationally best-selling author, Anchee Min draws upon her Chinese heritage to pen lush historical epics. Here she transports listeners to the Far East for a fictionalized account of acclaimed author Pearl Buck’s youth. Arriving in late 19th-century China with her missionary parents, Buck is soon fascinated by her new home and strikes up a friendship with a young Chinese girl named Willow. The two become inseparable, even as civil war, failed relationships, and world conflicts threaten all they hold dear.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Utterly Fascinating

    • By Lesley on 08-15-10

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Empress Orchid

    • By: Anchee Min
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O'Karma
    • Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 385
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 157

    Seventeen-year-old Orchid belongs to an aristocratic family that has fallen on hard times. Unexpectedly, she is chosen as one of the emperor's lesser concubines. Within the Forbidden City are thousands of women hoping to bear the emperor a son and become his empress. Orchid, determined and resourceful, schemes her way into the royal bed and seduces the emperor. But as the opium trade erodes the might of the Ch'ing dynasty, Orchid find herself at the center of a crumbling nation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Empress Orchid

    • By Stacey on 04-15-04

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Red Azalea

    • By: Anchee Min
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A revelatory and disturbing portrait of China, this is Anchee Min's celebrated memoir of growing up in the last years of Mao's China. As a child, Min was asked to publicly humiliate a teacher; at 17, she was sent to work at a labor collective. Forbidden to speak, dress, read, write, or love as she pleased, she found a lifeline in a secret love affair with another woman. Miraculously selected for the film version of one of Madame Mao's political operas, Min's life changed overnight. Then Chairman Mao suddenly died, taking with him an entire world. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Soft pornography

    • By louis thurston on 07-26-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Cooked Seed

    • A Memoir
    • By: Anchee Min
    • Narrated by: Angela Lin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    In 1994, Anchee Min made her literary debut with a memoir of growing up in China during the violent trauma of the Cultural Revolution. Red Azalea became an international bestseller and propelled her career as a successful, critically acclaimed author. Twenty years later, Min returns to the story of her own life to give us the next chapter, an immigrant story that takes her from the shocking deprivations of her homeland to the sudden bounty of the promised land of America, without language, money, or a clear path. It is a hard and lonely road.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good reader

    • By Bastler on 05-15-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Becoming Madame Mao

    • By: Anchee Min
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    From the best-selling author of Red Azalea, this extraordinary novel tells the stirring, erotically charged story of Madame Mao Zedong, the woman almost universally known as the 'white-boned demon,' whom many hold directly responsible for the excesses of the Cultural Revolution. Bringing her lush psychological insight to bear on the facts of history, Min penetrates the myth surrounding this woman and provides a "convincing, nuanced portrait of a damaged personality" ( Entertainment Weekly) driven by ambition, betrayal, and a never-to-be-fulfilled need to be loved.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • First person to third

    • By caitlin on 09-03-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Last Empress

    • By: Anchee Min
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O'Karma
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Reeling from tragedy, Orchid reluctantly assumes greater power over late 19th-century China. And as her nation is divided by opposing factions, only she can keep China from tearing itself apart.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Ugh!

    • By Patti on 09-02-13

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Fiction: Worldly Voices (2010): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    • Panel 2084
    • By: Ms. Anchee Min, Mr. Elias Khoury, Ms. Lisa Fugard
    • Narrated by: Ms. Louise Steinman
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $2.93

    • Wild Ginger

    • By: Anchee Min
    • Narrated by: Emily Zeller
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    At once a coming-of-age tale and a heart-rending love story, Wild Ginger explores the devastating experience of the Cultural Revolution, which defined Anchee Min’s youth. The beautiful, iron-willed Wild Ginger is only in elementary school when she is singled out by the Red Guards for her "foreign-colored eyes". Her classmate Maple is also a target of persecution. The novel chronicles the two girls’ maturing in Shanghai in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when Chairman Mao ruled absolutely and his followers took up arms in his name.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mao’s Young Zealots

    • By Carolyn G. Manuel on 07-09-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Katherine

    • By: Anchee Min
    • Narrated by: Emily Zeller
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Traveling to China during the Cultural Revolution to become an English teacher, the free-spirited, Beatles' music-loving Katherine awakens in her students a desire for Western lifestyles and becomes caught in a doomed love triangle. A first novel. By the author of Red Azalea.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Last Empress

    • By: Anchee Min
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O'Karma
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    At the end of the 19th century, China is rocked by humiliating foreign attacks and local rebellions. The only constant is the power wielded by one woman: the resilient, ever-resourceful Tzu Hsi, also known as Empress Orchid. Moving from the intimacy of the concubine quarters into the spotlight of the world stage, Orchid makes a dramatic metamorphosis from a strong-willed young woman to a wise political leader.

    Regular price: $25.30