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    • 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 278
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 200

    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

    • The Court Dancer

    • A Novel
    • By: Kyung-Sook Shin
    • Narrated by: Rosa Escoda
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    When a novice French diplomat arrives in Korea for an audience with the Emperor, he is enraptured by the Joseon Dynasty's magnificent culture. But all fades away when he sees Yi Jin perform the delicate traditional Dance of the Spring Oriole. Although well aware that women of the court belong to the palace, the young diplomat confesses his love to the Emperor and gains permission for Yi Jin to accompany him back to France. A world away in Belle Epoque Paris, Yi Jin lives a free, independent life away from the gilded cage of the court.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • I'll Be Right There

    • A Novel
    • By: Kyung-Sook Shin, Sora Kim-Russell (translator)
    • Narrated by: Erin Moon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 84

    Set in 1980s South Korea amid the tremors of political revolution, I'll Be Right There follows Jung Yoon, a highly literate, twenty-something woman, as she recounts her tragic personal history as well as those of her three intimate college friends. When Yoon receives a distressing phone call from her ex-boyfriend after eight years of separation, memories of a tumultuous youth begin to resurface, forcing her to re-live the most intense period of her life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional

    • By jonie v. on 02-08-15

    Regular price: $21.95

    • The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness

    • By: Kyung-sook Shin
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Korea's brightest literary star sets this complex and nuanced coming-of-age story against the backdrop of Korea's industrial sweatshops of the 1970s and takes on the extreme exploitation, oppression, and urbanization that helped catapult Korea's economy out of the ashes of war. But it was girls like Shin's heroine who formed the bottom of Seoul's rapidly changing social hierarchy, forgotten and ignored.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fiction or Non-Fiction?

    • By David on 04-14-17

    Regular price: $24.47