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    • On Such a Full Sea

    • A Novel
    • By: Chang-rae Lee
    • Narrated by: B. D. Wong
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In a future, long-declining America, society is strictly stratified by class. Long-abandoned urban neighborhoods have been repurposed as highwalled, self-contained labor colonies. And the members of the labor class - descendants of those brought over en masse many years earlier from environmentally ruined provincial China - find purpose and identity in their work to provide pristine produce and fish to the small, elite, satellite charter villages that ring the labor settlement.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Inventive, Engaging, & Surprising

    • By Dr. on 01-26-14

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Native Speaker

    • By: Chang-Rae Lee
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 65
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4 out of 5 stars 47

    Narrator Henry Park, son of a Korean-American grocer, is an undercover operative for a vaguely sinister private intelligence agency. When he is assigned to spy on a rising Korean-American politician, Park finds his family, culture, and identity endangered by the secrets he uncovers.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Native Speaker - Wonderful book, middling narrator

    • By Colleen Calvert on 12-11-10

    Regular price: $17.49

    • A Gesture Life

    • By: Chang-rae Lee
    • Narrated by: Greg Watanabe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A Gesture Life is the story of an upstanding citizen who has come to epitomize the decorous values of his New York suburban town. Courteous, honest, hardworking, and impenetrable, Franklin Hata, a Japanese man of Korean birth, is careful never to overstep his boundaries and to make his neighbors comfortable in his presence. Yet, precipitated by the small events surrounding him, we see his life begin to unravel. Gradually we learn the mystery that has shaped the core of his being: his terrible, forbidden love for a young Korean Comfort Woman when he served as a medic in the Japanese army during World War II.

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Coming Home Again

    • By: Chang-rae Lee
    • Narrated by: Han Htet
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Coming Home Again, celebrated novelist Chang-rae Lee, author of On Such a Full Sea and Native Speaker, recalls the year he spent living at home, learning to cook the Korean dishes of his childhood, before his mother died of stomach cancer. An achingly personal story about love, grief, and regret, Coming Home Again confronts the decisions we can't take back and the moments we can't let go with astounding grace and poignancy.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Aloft

    • By: Chang-rae Lee
    • Narrated by: Don Leslie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 95
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Aloft offers a reexamination of the American dream from the inside out. Jerry Battle's favorite diversion is to fly his small plane solo, slipping away for quick flights over his Long Island home or to the coastal towns of New England. Then a family crisis occurs, and Jerry finds he must face his disengagement in his relationships.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Truly Wonderful Listening Experience

    • By Michelle on 12-23-04

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Surrendered

    • By: Chang-Rae Lee
    • Narrated by: James Yaegashi
    • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 22

    At the end of the Korean War, the lives of orphan June Han and American soldier Hector Brennan collide. Thirty years later, they meet again and are forced to come to terms with the secrets of their devastating past.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • this bibliophile could not finish this book

    • By Emily on 05-13-10

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The New Yorker Festival - Chang-rae Lee and Lorrie Moore

    • By: Chang-rae Lee, Lorrie Moore
    • Narrated by: Chang-rae Lee, Lorrie Moore
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Chang-rae Lee's debut novel, Native Speaker, won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award; parts of both of his last two novels, A Gesture Life and Aloft, were first published in The New Yorker. Lorrie Moore has been a contributor to The New Yorker since 1989.

    Regular price: $9.95

    • The New Yorker Festival - Edwidge Danticat and Chang-rae Lee

    • By: Edwidge Danticat, Chang-rae Lee
    • Narrated by: Edwidge Danticat, Chang-rae Lee
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Edwidge Danticat's books include the novels Breath, Eyes, Memory; The Farming of Bones, which received an American Book Award in 1999; and The Dew Breaker, which was published this year; and the story collection Krik? Krak!, which was nominated for a National Book Award. Her work has been translated into 12 languages.

    Regular price: $9.95