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    • The Good Earth

    • By: Pearl S. Buck
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,099
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,117

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow

    • By Ryan on 05-08-10

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Sons

    • By: Pearl S. Buck
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • stunning and touching

    • By Barry Frieder, MD on 01-19-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • A House Divided

    • The House of Earth Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Pearl S. Buck
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • So slow til the very end

    • By Sulema Lira on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Peony

    • A Novel of China
    • By: Pearl S. Buck
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 266
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable Book

    • By alison on 02-17-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Imperial Woman

    • The Story of the Last Empress of China
    • By: Pearl S. Buck
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 358
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • China - a new look

    • By Paul on 07-29-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Pavilion of Women

    • By: Pearl S. Buck
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner
    • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible narration!

    • By C. Boatenreiter on 06-17-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Stories of Faith for Christmas

    • Guideposts for the Spirit
    • By: Richard H. Schneider, Billy Graham, Richard Crenna, and others
    • Narrated by: Jon Gauger, Lucille Cole, Sharilynn Dunn, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heartwarming stories of Christmas!

    • By Jill on 12-28-17

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Dragon Seed

    • By: Pearl S Buck
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More Relevant Today than Ever

    • By Robert on 07-29-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Eternal Wonder

    • A Novel
    • By: Pearl S. Buck
    • Narrated by: Aaron Abano
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful

    • By L. Lee on 08-08-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Die gute Erde

    • By: Pearl S. Buck, Tilman Spengler
    • Narrated by: Ulrich Noethen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $5.50

    • La Buena Tierra [The Good Earth]

    • By: Pearl S. Buck
    • Narrated by: Laura Garcia
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    Regular price: $11.90