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  • The Good Earth | Pearl S. Buck

    The Good Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Pearl S. Buck
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    This Pulitzer Prize-winning classic tells the poignant tale of a Chinese farmer and his family in old agrarian China. The humble Wang Lung glories in the soil he works, nurturing the land as it nurtures him and his family. Nearby, the nobles of the House of Hwang consider themselves above the land and its workers; but they will soon meet their own downfall. The working people riot, breaking into the homes of the rich and forcing them to flee. When Wang Lung shows mercy to one noble and is rewarded, he begins to rise in the world, even as the House of Hwang falls.

    Ryan says: "Wow"
  • Sons | Pearl S. Buck

    Sons

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Pearl S. Buck
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
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    Sons begins where The Good Earth ended: revolution is sweeping through China. Wang Lung is on his deathbed in the house of his fathers, and his three sons stand ready to inherit his hard-won estate. One son has taken the family's wealth for granted and become a landlord; another is a thriving merchant and moneylender; and the youngest, an ambitious general, is destined to be a leader in the country.

    lerone says: "Family"
  • Imperial Woman: The Story of the Last Empress of China | Pearl S. Buck

    Imperial Woman: The Story of the Last Empress of China

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Pearl S. Buck
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
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    The story of Tzu Hsi is the story of the last empress in China. In this audiobook, Pearl S. Buck recreates the life of one of the most intriguing rules during a time of intense turbulence. Tzu Hsi was born into one of the lowly ranks of the Imperial dynasty. According to custom, she moved to the Forbidden City at the age of 17 to become one of hundreds of concubines. But her singular beauty and powers of manipulation quickly moved her into the position of Second Consort.

    Paul says: "China - a new look"
  • A House Divided: The House of Earth Trilogy, Book 3 | Pearl S. Buck

    A House Divided: The House of Earth Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Pearl S. Buck
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
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    On the eve of a popular rebellion, the Chinese government starts to crack down in cities across the country. Fleeing the turmoil, Wang Yuan, the son of a famous general and grandson of the patriarch of The Good Earth, leaves for America to study agriculture. When he returns to China six years later, he encounters a nation still in the grip of violent uprisings. Unprepared for the social upheaval, Wang is torn by the tensions between old traditions and new ways and by his formidable family, whose struggles he hopes to solve.

    lerone says: "the son the power"
  • Pavilion of Women | Pearl S. Buck

    Pavilion of Women

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Pearl S. Buck
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
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    On her 40th birthday, Madame Wu carries out a decision she has been planning for a long time: she tells her husband that after 24 years their physical life together is now over and she wishes him to take a second wife. The House of Wu, one of the oldest and most revered in China, is thrown into an uproar by her decision, but Madame Wu will not be dissuaded and arranges for a young country girl to come take her place in bed.

    C. Boatenreiter says: "Horrible narration!"
  • Stories of Faith for Christmas: Guideposts for the Spirit | Richard H. Schneider,Billy Graham,Richard Crenna,Pearl S. Buck,Norman Vincent Peale,Dale Evans Rogers,Catherine Marshall

    Stories of Faith for Christmas: Guideposts for the Spirit

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Richard H. Schneider, Billy Graham, Richard Crenna, and others
    • Narrated By Jon Gauger, Lucille Cole, Sharilynn Dunn, and others
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    Here are more than 60 heartwarming stories of faith. These are stories about the true gifts of Christmas: answered prayers, real-life angels, and inexplicable miracles. They are the stories of people who gained a greater understanding of the true meaning of Christmas, some through a word or gesture from their fellow man, others through a miraculous event that could only have come from God.

    Andrea Walker says: "Encouraging, uplifting, happy tears"
  • Peony: A Novel of China | Pearl S. Buck

    Peony: A Novel of China

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Pearl S. Buck
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
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    Young Peony is sold into a rich Chinese household as a bondmaid - an awkward role in which she is more a servant, but less a daughter. As she grows into a lovely, provocative young woman, Peony falls in love with the family's only son. However, tradition forbids them to wed. How she resolves her love for him and her devotion to her adoptive family unfolds in this profound tale, based on true events in China over a century ago.

    alison says: "Enjoyable Book"
  • Dragon Seed | Pearl S Buck

    Dragon Seed

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Pearl S Buck
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
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    To the Chinese the dragon is not an evil creature, but is a god and the friend of men who worship him. He "holds in his power prosperity and peace." Ruling the waters and the winds, he sends the good rain, is hence the symbol of fecundity. In the Hsia dynasty two dragons fought a great duel until both disappeared, leaving only a fertile foam from which were born the descendants of the Hsia. Thus, the dragons came to be looked upon as the ancestors of a race of heroes. This is the story of China at War.

    Robert says: "More Relevant Today than Ever"
  • The Eternal Wonder: A Novel | Pearl S. Buck

    The Eternal Wonder: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Pearl S. Buck
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
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    Rann falls for the beautiful and equally brilliant Stephanie Kung, who lives in Paris with her Chinese father and has not seen her American mother since she abandoned the family when Stephanie was six years old. Both Rann and Stephanie yearn for a sense of genuine identity. Rann feels plagued by his voracious intellectual curiosity and strives to integrate his life of the mind with his experience in the world. Stephanie struggles to reconcile the Chinese part of herself with her American and French selves.

    L. Lee says: "Awful"
  • Die gute Erde | Pearl S. Buck,Tilman Spengler

    Die gute Erde

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Pearl S. Buck, Tilman Spengler
    • Narrated By Ulrich Noethen
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    Es ist die ergreifende Geschichte des armen Bauern Wang Lung, der sich mit Fleiß, Sparsamkeit und Verzicht großen Reichtum erwirbt. Weder Hungersnöte noch Überschwemmungen können den Bauern entmutigen, auf seine "gute Erde" zu vertrauen. Doch die Freude über sein Glück wird ihm zusehends durch seine drei Söhne genommen, die keineswegs in seine Fußstapfen treten wollen.

  • La Buena Tierra [The Good Earth] | Pearl S. Buck

    La Buena Tierra [The Good Earth]

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Pearl S. Buck
    • Narrated By Laura Garcia
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    Con La Buena Tierra la escritora estadounidense Pearl Buck gano el Premio Nobel de 1938, ya que este retrato de un campesino chino, pobrisimo, que a medida que va consiguiendo riquezas se vuelve mas depravado y se llena de vicios, tiene características universales y su hermoso lirismo, ademas de lo fuerte del argumento convirtio la novela en un clasico desde su misma publicacion.

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