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    • The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Ruthie Ann Miles, Kimiko Glenn, Alexandra Allwine, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,845
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,325
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,313

    The thrilling new novel from number-one New York Times best-selling author Lisa See explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been abandoned and adopted by an American couple.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ***EXCELLENT*** Six stars if I could !!

    • By ROBIN on 04-10-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

    • A Novel
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,067
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,219
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,222

    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

    • Shanghai Girls

    • A Novel
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,335
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,346

    Hoping to improve their social standing, May and Pearl's parents arrange for their daughters to "Gold Mountain men" who have come from Los Angeles to find brides. But when the sisters leave China and arrive at Angel's Island (the Ellis Island of the West, where they are detained, interrogated, and humiliated for months) they feel the harsh reality of leaving home. And when May discovers she's pregnant, the situation becomes even more desperate. The sisters make a pact that no one can ever know.

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

    • By Beach Biker on 07-15-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • 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 517
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 267

    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

    • Dreams of Joy

    • A Novel
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,398
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,068
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066

    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

    • The Island of Sea Women

    • A Novel
    • By: Lisa See
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village’s all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook’s mother. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility but also danger. This beautiful, thoughtful novel illuminates a world turned upside down, one where the women are in charge, engaging in dangerous, physical work, and the men take care of the children.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • On Gold Mountain

    • The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 163

    Out of the stories heard in her childhood in Los Angeles's Chinatown and years of research, See has constructed this sweeping chronicle of her Chinese-American family, a work that takes in stories of racism and romance, entrepreneurial genius and domestic heartache, secret marriages and sibling rivalries, in a powerful history of two cultures meeting in a new world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story...awful narration

    • By Solbakken on 06-02-17
    • The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 03-01-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 199 ratings

    Regular price: $35.00

    • China Dolls

    • A Novel
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Jodi Long
    • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 622
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 566
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 569

    It's 1938 in San Francisco: A world's fair is preparing to open on Treasure Island, a war is brewing overseas, and the city is alive with possibilities. Grace, Helen, and Ruby, three young women from very different backgrounds, meet by chance at the exclusive and glamorous Forbidden City nightclub. Grace Lee, an American-born Chinese girl, has fled the Midwest with nothing but heartache, talent, and a pair of dancing shoes. Helen Fong lives with her extended family in Chinatown, where her traditional parents insist that she guard her reputation like a piece of jade.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • New Narrator needed!

    • By Barbara on 06-25-14

    Regular price: $33.60

    • 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 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 108

    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

    • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

    • A Novel
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Jodi Long
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome Book

    • By Mary on 07-16-06

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Flower Net

    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Elaina Davis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42

    In the depths of a Beijing winter, during the waning days of Deng Xiaoping's reign, the U.S. ambassador's son is found dead - his body entombed in a frozen lake. Almost simultaneously, American officials find a ship adrift in the storm-churned waters off Southern California. No one is surprised to find the fetid hold crammed with hundreds of undocumented Chinese immigrants - the latest cargo in the Chinese mafia's burgeoning smuggling trade. What does surprise Assistant U.S. Attorney David Stark is his discovery that among the hapless refugees lies the corpse of a Red Prince, a scion of China's political elite.The Chinese and American governments suspect that the deaths are connected, and in an unprecedented move they join forces to solve this cross-cultural crime. Stark heads for Beijing to team up with police detective Liu Hulan, whose unorthodox methods are tolerated only because of her spectacular investigative abilities. Their investigation carries them into virtually every corner of today's China, and leads them to Los Angeles's thriving Asian community - where their search turns up a bloodthirsty murderer at the apex of China's power structure. Their work together also ignites their passion for each other - a passion forbidden by their respective governments, and one that plays right into the hands of a serial killer.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • terrible reader , not very coherent book

    • By JB on 03-09-06

    Regular price: $16.77

    • Dragon Bones

    • A Red Princess Mystery
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 102

    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 Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    In her biggest seller, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, See introduced the Yao people to her readers. Here she shares the customs of another Chinese ethnic minority, the Akha, whose world will soon change. A powerful story about a family separated by circumstances, culture, and distance, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people and celebrates the bond that connects mothers and daughters.

    Regular price: $37.30

    • Peony in Love

    • A Novel
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Jodi Long
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Heartbreaking Love Story

    • By Laurie Wittges on 05-10-18

    Regular price: $23.93

    • China Dolls

    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Jodi Long
    • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    It’s 1938 in San Francisco: Grace, Helen, and Ruby, three young women from very different backgrounds, meet by chance at the exclusive and glamorous Forbidden City nightclub. Grace Lee, an American-born Chinese girl, has fled the Midwest with nothing but heartache, talent, and a pair of dancing shoes. Helen Fong lives with her extended family in Chinatown, where her traditional parents insist that she guard her reputation like a piece of jade. The stunning Ruby Tom challenges the boundaries of convention at every turn.

    Regular price: $33.57

    • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In 19th-century China, when wives and daughters were foot-bound and lived in almost total seclusion, the women in one remote Hunan county developed their own secret code for communication: nu shu (“women’s writing”). With the arrival of a silk fan on which Snow Flower has composed for Lily a poem of introduction in nu shu, their friendship is sealed. As the years pass, through famine and rebellion, they reflect upon their arranged marriages, loneliness, and the joys and tragedies of motherhood.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, not so great narration

    • By Caryn on 07-03-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Shanghai Girls

    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Shanghai, 1937. Pearl and May are two sisters from a bourgeois family. Though their personalities are very different - Pearl is a Dragon sign, strong and stubborn, while May is a true Sheep, adorable and placid - they are inseparable best friends. Both are beautiful, modern, and living carefree lives until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away the family's wealth and that in order to repay his debts, he must sell the girls as wives to two 'Gold Mountain' men: Americans.

    Regular price: $38.17

    • Carolyn See & Lisa See in Conversation with Barbara Isenberg (2010): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    • Panel 1094
    • By: Ms. Carolyn See, Ms. Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Ms. Barbara Isenberg
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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

    • Dreams of Joy

    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Nineteen-year-old Joy Louie has run away from her home in 1950s America to start a new life in China. Idealistic and unafraid, she believes that Chairman Mao is on the side of the people, despite what her family keeps telling her. Meanwhile, Pearl returns to China to bring Joy home - if she can. For Mao has launched his Great Leap Forward, and each passing season brings ever greater hardship. Pearl must use her contacts from her decadent childhood in 1930s Shanghai to find a way to safety - and a chance of joy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hardship and sadness of the times of the times

    • By Anne on 11-17-12

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Fiction

    • Window on the World (2009): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • By: Muriel Barbery, Vanina Marsot, Jonathan Rabb, and others
    • Narrated by: Donna Rifkind
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    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: $4.19