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    • The Gift of Rain

    • By: Tan Twan Eng
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin, Luke Thompson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Tan Twan Eng's debut novel casts a powerful spell and has garnered comparisons to celebrated wartime storytellers Somerset Maugham and Graham Greene. Set during the tumult of World War II, on the lush Malayan island of Penang, The Gift of Rain tells a riveting and poignant tale about a young man caught in the tangle of wartime loyalties and deceits. In 1939, 16-year-old Philip Hutton - the half-Chinese, half-English youngest child of the head of one of Penang's great trading families - feels alienated from both the Chinese and British communities. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great to listen to this wonderful story

    • By Nancy E on 09-16-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Garden of Evening Mists

    • By: Tan Twan Eng
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 491
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 441
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 443

    Malaya, 1951. Yun Ling Teoh, the scarred lone survivor of a brutal Japanese wartime camp, seeks solace among the jungle-fringed tea plantations of Cameron Highlands. There she discovers Yugiri, the only Japanese garden in Malaya, and its owner and creator, the enigmatic Aritomo, exiled former gardener of the emperor of Japan. Despite her hatred of the Japanese, Yun Ling seeks to engage Aritomo to create a garden in memory of her sister, who died in the camp.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best

    • By Susan Gardner Bowers on 03-11-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Garden of Evening Mists

    • By: Tan Twan Eng
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Malaya, 1949. After a career spent helping to prosecute Japanese war criminals, Yun Ling Teoh, - herself the scarred lone survivor of a brutal Japanese wartime camp - seeks solace among the jungle fringed plantations of Northern Malaya. There she meets the enigmatic Aritomo, an exiled former gardener of the Emperor of Japan. Yun Ling asks Aritomo to create a garden in memory of her sister. But the jungle holds secrets of its own…

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I found this book boring

    • By Nancy Luey on 12-01-16

    Regular price: $23.23