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    • The Last Chinese Chef

    • By: Nicole Mones
    • Narrated by: James Chen, Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 922
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 719
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 723

    When recently widowed Maggie McElroy is called to China to settle a claim against her late husbands estate, she is blindsided by the discovery that he may have led a double life. Since work is all that will keep her sane, her magazine editor assigns her to profile Sam, a half-Chinese American who is the last in a line of gifted chefs tracing back to the imperial palace. As she watches Sam gear up for Chinas Olympic culinary competition by planning the banquet of a lifetime, she begins to see past the cuisines artistry to glimpse its coherent expression of Chinese civilization.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally Satisfying - highly recommended

    • By Dr. on 09-12-11

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Lost in Translation

    • By: Nicole Mones
    • Narrated by: Angela Lin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 165

    A novel of searing intelligence and startling originality, Lost in Translation heralds the debut of a unique new voice on the literary landscape. Nicole Mones creates an unforgettable story of love and desire, of family ties and human conflict, and of one woman's struggle to lose herself in a foreign land - only to discover her home, her heart, herself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely fascinating!

    • By Brendan on 10-16-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Night in Shanghai

    • By: Nicole Mones
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    In 1936, classical pianist Thomas Greene is recruited to Shanghai to lead a jazz orchestra of fellow African-American expats. From being flat broke in segregated Baltimore to living in a mansion with servants of his own, he becomes the toast of a city obsessed with music, money, pleasure, and power, even as it ignores the rising winds of war. Song Yuhua is refined and educated, and has been bonded since age eighteen to Shanghai's most powerful crime boss in payment for her father's gambling debts.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Why this narrator?!

    • By Bay Area Girl on 11-26-17

    Regular price: $20.72