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    • Zero G

    • By: Dan Wells
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller, Margaret Ying Drake, Josh Hurley, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,781
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,759

    Twelve-year-old Zero is traveling with 20,000 people for 105 years to colonize a new planet. Everyone is in stasis, so they'll be safe during the trip, but when Zero's pod malfunctions it wakes him early, like 105 years early. At first he's excited to be the only one awake - he has the entire ship to himself, so he can go anywhere and see and do and eat anything he wants - but when a family of space pirates show up, trying to hijack the ship and kidnap the colonizers, Zero has to think fast and find a way to stop them all on his own.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Passengers movie with space pirates

    • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The One-Straw Revolution

    • An Introduction to Natural Farming
    • By: Masanobu Fukuoka, Larry Korn
    • Narrated by: David Shih
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    Call it "Zen and the Art of Farming" or a "Little Green Book", Masanobu Fukuoka's manifesto about farming, eating, and the limits of human knowledge presents a radical challenge to the global systems we rely on for our food. At the same time, it is a spiritual memoir of a man whose innovative system of cultivating the earth reflects a deep faith in the wholeness and balance of the natural world. As Wendell Berry writes in his preface, the book "is valuable to us because it is at once practical and philosophical."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fukuoka Hits a Home-Run.

    • By philip d henderson on 06-23-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • No Longer Human

    • By: Osamu Dazai
    • Narrated by: David Shih
    • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    Portraying himself as a failure, the protagonist of Osamu Dazai's No Longer Human narrates a seemingly normal life, even while he feels himself incapable of understanding human beings. Oba Yozo's attempts to reconcile himself to the world around him begin in early childhood, continue through high school, where he becomes a "clown" to mask his alienation, and eventually lead to a failed suicide attempt as an adult. Without sentimentality, he records the casual cruelties of life and its fleeting moments of human connection and tenderness.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Reassuring in its bare-boned humanity

    • By Michael - Audible Editor on 07-19-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Samurai's Garden

    • A Novel
    • By: Gail Tsukiyama
    • Narrated by: David Shih
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    The daughter of a Chinese mother and a Japanese father, Gail Tsukiyama uses the Japanese invasion of China during the late 1930s as a somber backdrop for her unusual story about a 20-year-old Chinese painter named Stephen who is sent to his family's summer home in a Japanese coastal village to recover from a bout with tuberculosis. Here he is cared for by Matsu, a reticent housekeeper and a master gardener. Over the course of a remarkable year, Stephen learns Matsu's secret and gains not only physical strength, but also profound spiritual insight.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extremely Pleasant

    • By Kim J Hood on 08-24-17

    Regular price: $26.59

    • No-No Boy

    • By: John Okada, Ruth Ozeki
    • Narrated by: David Shih
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    First published in 1956, No-No Boy was virtually ignored by a public eager to put World War II and the Japanese internment behind them. No-No Boy tells the story of Ichiro Yamada, a fictional version of the real-life "no-no boys". Yamada answered "no" twice in a compulsory government questionnaire as to whether he would serve in the armed forces and swear loyalty to the United States. Unwilling to pledge himself to the country that interned him and his family, Ichiro earns two years in prison and the hostility of his family and community when he returns home to Seattle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Liberating and enriching!

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-04-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Buttermilk Graffiti

    • A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine
    • By: Edward Lee
    • Narrated by: David Shih
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee, who, like Anthony Bourdain or Gabrielle Hamilton, is as much a writer as he is a chef, that first surprising bite is just the beginning. What about the people behind the food? What about the traditions, the innovations, the memories? A natural-born storyteller, Lee decided to hit the road and spent two years uncovering fascinating narratives from every corner of the country. 

    • A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine
    • By: Edward Lee
    • Narrated by: David Shih
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 12-28-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 47 Ronin

    • By: John Allyn, Stephen Turnbull (foreword)
    • Narrated by: David Shih
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 488
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 429
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 435

    For those looking for the real story behind the fictionalized movie account of the 47 Ronin story, this is the definitive, fascinating account of this unforgettable tale of a band of samurai who defied the Emperor to avenge the disgrace and death of their master, and faced certain death as a result. It led to one of the bloodiest episodes in Japanese history, and in the process, created a new set of heroes in Japan.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Neither fish nor....

    • By David on 11-05-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Banished Immortal

    • A Life of Li Bai (Li Po)
    • By: Ha Jin
    • Narrated by: David Shih
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In his own time (701-762), Li Bai's poems - shaped by Daoist thought and characterized by their passion, romance, and lust for life - were never given their proper due by the official literary gatekeepers. Nonetheless, his lines rang out on the lips of court entertainers, tavern singers, soldiers, and writers throughout the Tang dynasty. The Banished Immortal is an extraordinary portrait of a poet who both transcended his time and was shaped by it and whose ability to live, love, and mourn without reservation produced some of the most enduring verses.  

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Souls of Yellow Folk

    • Essays
    • By: Wesley Yang
    • Narrated by: David Shih
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    One of the most acclaimed essayists of his generation, Wesley Yang writes about race and sex without the jargon, formulas, and polite lies that bore us all. His powerful debut, The Souls of Yellow Folk, does more than collect a decade's worth of cult-reputation essays - it corrals new American herds of pickup artists, school shooters, mandarin zombies, and immigrant strivers, and exposes them to scrutiny, empathy, and polemical force.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best essay collections I've read

    • By Nicole Sohl on 12-21-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The White Mirror

    • A Mystery
    • By: Elsa Hart
    • Narrated by: David Shih
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    In The White Mirror, Li Du, an imperial librarian and former exile in 18th-century China, is now an independent traveler. He is journeying with a trade caravan bound for Lhasa when a detour brings them to a valley hidden between mountain passes. On the icy planks of a wooden bridge, a monk sits in contemplation. Closer inspection reveals that the monk is dead, apparently of a self-inflicted wound. His robes are rent, revealing a strange symbol painted on his chest.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • another enjoyable murder mystery from Elsa Hart

    • By PeterK on 10-05-17

    Regular price: $25.51

    • The Guest Cat

    • By: Takashi Hiraide
    • Narrated by: David Shih
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    A couple in their 30s live in a small rented cottage in a quiet part of Tokyo; they work at home, freelance copy-editing; they no longer have very much to say to one another. But one day a cat invites itself into their small kitchen. It leaves, but the next day comes again, and then again and again. Soon they are buying treats for the cat and enjoying talks about the animal and all its little ways. Life suddenly seems to have more promise for the husband and wife - the days have more light and color.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Novel As Poetry

    • By Sara on 06-29-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • To Live

    • A Novel
    • By: Yu Hua, Michael Berry
    • Narrated by: David Shih
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    This searing novel, originally banned in China but later named one of that nation's most influential books, portrays one man's transformation from the spoiled son of a landlord to a kindhearted peasant. After squandering his family's fortune in gambling dens and brothels, the young, deeply penitent Fugui settles down to do the honest work of a farmer. Forced by the Nationalist Army to leave behind his family, he witnesses the horrors and privations of the Civil War, only to return years later to face a string of hardships brought on by the ravages of the Cultural Revolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow!

    • By Phillip King on 05-30-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Strangers from a Different Shore

    • A History of Asian Americans
    • By: Ronald Takaki
    • Narrated by: David Shih
    • Length: 24 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    In an extraordinary blend of narrative history, personal recollection, and oral testimony, the author presents a sweeping history of Asian Americans. This is a powerful and moving work that will resonate for all Americans, who together make up a nation of immigrants from other shores. 

    Regular price: $24.49

    • City of Ink: A Mystery

    • Li Du Series, Book 3
    • By: Elsa Hart
    • Narrated by: David Shih
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Li Du was prepared to travel anywhere except for one place: home. But to solve the mystery that surrounds his mentor’s execution, that’s where he must go. He is beginning to make progress with his task when his search for answers buried in the past is interrupted by murder in the present....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved all three books!

    • By JLS on 09-16-18

    Regular price: $35.69

    • Jade Dragon Mountain

    • A Novel
    • By: Elsa Hart
    • Narrated by: David Shih
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 196

    Li Du was an imperial librarian. Now he is an exile. Arriving in Dayan, the last Chinese town before the Tibetan border, he is surprised to find it teeming with travelers, soldiers, and merchants. All have come for a spectacle unprecedented in this remote province: an eclipse of the sun commanded by the emperor himself. When a Jesuit astronomer is found murdered in the home of the local magistrate, blame is hastily placed on Tibetan bandits. But Li Du suspects this was no random killing.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting story

    • By Margo on 11-01-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Accusation

    • Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea
    • By: Bandi
    • Narrated by: David Shih
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    The Accusation is a deeply moving and eye-opening work of fiction that paints a powerful portrait of life under the North Korean regime. Set during the period of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il's leadership, the seven stories that make up The Accusation give voice to people living under this most bizarre and horrifying of dictatorships. The characters of these compelling stories come from a wide variety of backgrounds.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Be Aware this is seven separate stories.

    • By HazelFrances on 01-25-18
    • Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea
    • By: Bandi
    • Narrated by: David Shih
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 04-11-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 53 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Every Falling Star

    • The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea
    • By: Sungju Lee, Susan McClelland
    • Narrated by: David Shih
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    Every Falling Star, the first book to portray contemporary North Korea to a young audience, is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju who is forced at age 12 to live on the streets and fend for himself. To survive, Sungju creates a gang and lives by thieving, fighting, begging, and stealing rides on cargo trains. Sungju richly recreates his scabrous story, depicting what it was like for a boy alone to create a new family with his gang, his "brothers".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting, sad, and inspirational

    • By Janis Creason on 09-17-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • ME

    • By: Tomoyuki Hoshino, Charles De Wolf - translator, Kenzaburo Oe
    • Narrated by: David Shih
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    This novel centers on the "It's me" telephone scam - often targeting the elderly - that has escalated in Japan in recent years. Typically, the caller identifies himself only by saying, "Hey, it's me", and goes on to claim in great distress that he's been in an accident or lost some money with which he was entrusted at work, etc., and needs funds wired to his account right away. ME's narrator is a nondescript young Tokyoite named Hitoshi Nagano.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • I Hear Your Voice

    • By: Young-ha Kim, Krys Lee
    • Narrated by: David Shih
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Jae is born in a bathroom stall at the Seoul Express Bus Terminal. And Dongyu is born mute - unable to communicate with anyone except Jae. Both boys grow up on the streets of Seoul among runaway teenagers, con men, prostitutes, religious fanatics, and thieves. After years of navigating the streets, Jae becomes an icon for uprooted teenagers, bringing an urgent message to them and making his way to the top of the gang. Under his leadership, the group grows more aggressive and violent - and soon becomes the police's central target.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Death of a Red Heroine

    • Inspector Chen Series, Book 1
    • By: Qiu Xiaolong
    • Narrated by: David Shih
    • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    A young "national model worker," renowned for her adherence to the principles of the Communist Party, turns up dead in a Shanghai canal. As Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Special Cases Bureau struggles to trace the hidden threads of her past, he finds himself challenging the very political forces that have guided his life since birth. Chen must tiptoe around his superiors if he wants to get to the bottom of this crime, and risk his career-perhaps even his life-to see justice done.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Murder, politics and poetry

    • By Donna S. Denio on 05-09-18

    Regular price: $34.99

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