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    • All You Can Ever Know

    • A Memoir
    • By: Nicole Chung
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    Nicole Chung was born premature, placed for adoption by her Korean parents, and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town. From childhood, she heard the story of her adoption as a comforting, prepackaged myth. She believed that her biological parents had made the ultimate sacrifice in the hope of giving her a better life, that forever feeling slightly out of place was her fate as a transracial adoptee. But as Nicole grew up, she wondered if the story she'd been told was the whole truth. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent writing, interesting memoir, however

    • By T on 10-09-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

    • A Novel
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,070
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,225

    Lily is haunted by memories of who she once was, and of a person, long gone, who defined her existence. She has nothing but time now, as she recounts the tale of Snow Flower and asks the gods for forgiveness.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Laugh a little Cry a little Love All

    • By Patricia on 11-11-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Vegetarian

    • A Novel
    • By: Han Kang
    • Narrated by: Janet Song, Stephen Park
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 822
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 742
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 740

    The Man Booker International Prize, 2016. Before the nightmares began, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary, controlled life. But the dreams - invasive images of blood and brutality - torture her, driving Yeong-hye to purge her mind and renounce eating meat altogether. It's a small act of independence, but it interrupts her marriage and sets into motion an increasingly grotesque chain of events at home.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Pronunciation!

    • By J L Pasricha on 03-20-16

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

    • By: Grace Lin
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 552
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 474
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 483

    In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I Really Loved Where the Mountain Meets the Moon!

    • By Raquel on 09-06-16

    Regular price: $23.93

    • I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011

    • I Survived, Book 8
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Eleven-year-old Japanese American Owen has been in Japan for his sixth-grade year. By March he finally feels like he's getting the hang of the new culture, making friends at school, and feeling at home with the "weird" food. But early one morning, everything changes - and Owen suddenly finds himself just trying to survive one of history's most devastating disasters.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I survived the Japanese tsunami,2011

    • By Meg Walsh on 02-24-17

    Regular price: $5.59

    • The Kinship of Secrets

    • By: Eugenia Kim
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    In 1948, Najin and Calvin Cho, with their young daughter Miran, travel from South Korea to the United States in search of new opportunities. Wary of the challenges they know will face them, Najin and Calvin make the difficult decision to leave their other daughter, Inja, behind with their extended family; soon, they hope, they will return to her. But then war breaks out in Korea, and there is no end in sight to the separation. Miran grows up in prosperous American suburbia as Inja grapples in her war-torn land with ties to a family she doesn't remember.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Shanghai Girls

    • A Novel
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,193
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,339
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,350

    Hoping to improve their social standing, May and Pearl's parents arrange for their daughters to "Gold Mountain men" who have come from Los Angeles to find brides. But when the sisters leave China and arrive at Angel's Island (the Ellis Island of the West, where they are detained, interrogated, and humiliated for months) they feel the harsh reality of leaving home. And when May discovers she's pregnant, the situation becomes even more desperate. The sisters make a pact that no one can ever know.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Touching, sad, and enjoyable

    • By Beach Biker on 07-15-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • After Dark

    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 300
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 210

    Here is a short, sleek novel of encounters, set in Tokyo during the witching hours between midnight and dawn, and every bit as gripping as Haruki Murakami's masterworks The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Kafka on the Shore. At its center are two sisters: Eri, a fashion model slumbering her way into oblivion, and Mari, a young student soon led from solitary reading at an anonymous Denny's toward people whose lives are radically different from her own.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing book, Poor Narration

    • By Ellen Clary on 07-27-08

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Peony in Love

    • A Novel
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 517
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 267

    For young Peony, betrothed to a suitor she has never met, lyrics from The Peony Pavilion mirror her own longings. In the garden of the Chen Family Villa, amid the scent of ginger, green tea, and jasmine, a small theatrical troupe is performing scenes from this epic opera, a live spectacle few females have ever seen. Like the heroine in the drama, Peony is the cloistered daughter of a wealthy family, trapped like a good-luck cricket in a bamboo-and-lacquer cage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eloquently written and read

    • By D on 07-21-07

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Without You, There Is No Us

    • Undercover Among the Sons of North Korea's Elite
    • By: Suki Kim
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 678
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 602
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 600

    Every day, three times a day, the students march in two straight lines, singing praises to Kim Jong-il and North Korea: Without you, there is no motherland. Without you, there is no us. It is a chilling scene, but gradually Suki Kim, too, learns the tune and, without noticing, begins to hum it. It is 2011, and all universities in North Korea have been shut down for an entire year, the students sent to construction fields - except for the 270 students at the all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A revealing look into North Korea

    • By Chelsea Griffin on 01-10-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Dreams of Joy

    • A Novel
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,398
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,068
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066

    In her beloved New York Times best sellers Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, and, most recently, Shanghai Girls, Lisa See has brilliantly illuminated the potent bonds of mother love, romantic love, and love of country. Now, in her most powerful novel yet, she returns to these timeless themes, continuing the story of sisters Pearl and May from Shanghai Girls, and Pearl’s strong-willed 19-year-old daughter, Joy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dreams of Joy and all of Lisa See's books

    • By maida smith on 06-03-11

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Underground

    • The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche
    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: Feodor Chin, Ian Anthony Dale, Janet Song
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    On a clear spring day in 1995, five members of a religious cult unleashed poison gas on the Tokyo subway system. In attempt to discover why, Haruki Murakmi talks to the people who lived through the catastrophe, and in so doing lays bare the Japanese psyche. As he discerns the fundamental issues that led to the attack, Murakami paints a clear vision of an event that could occur anytime, anywhere.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just as you breathe, you dream your story

    • By Darwin8u on 08-26-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Please Look After Mom

    • By: Kyung-Sook Shin, Chi-Young Kim (translator)
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, Samantha Quan, Janet Song, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 274
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 196

    On a family visit to the city, Mom is right behind her husband when the train pulls out of Seoul Station without her, and she is lost, possibly forever. As her children argue over how to find her, they each recall their lives with her. Have they lived up to her expectations? Was she happy? Through the piercing voices of daughter, son, and husband, and through Mom’s own words in the novel’s shattering conclusion, we learn what happened that day, and explore an even deeper mystery—of motherhood itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Daughter wrote, Mom approved.

    • By RatorA on 05-15-11

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Leftover in China

    • The Women Shaping the World's Next Superpower
    • By: Roseann Lake
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Forty years ago in China, marriage was universal, compulsory, and a woman's only means to a livelihood. Enter the one-child policy, which despite its horrors, resulted in China's first generations of urban only-daughters - girls who were raised without brothers and pushed to study, achieve, and succeed as if they were sons. Fast forward to the present, where in an urbanized economic powerhouse, enough of these women have decided to postpone marriage - or not marry at all - to spawn a label: "leftovers". Unprecedentedly well-educated and goal-oriented, they struggle to find partners.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great book for both Women and Men

    • By GAM on 02-24-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Dragon Queen

    • By: William Andrews
    • Narrated by: Janet Song, Todd McLaren
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    As tensions rise on the Korean peninsula, US diplomat Nate Simon is sent to Seoul to gauge the political situation and advise the president. He also needs to find out why someone sent the president an ancient, intricately carved comb with an ivory inlay of a two-headed dragon. Though familiar with Korea’s language and culture, Nate knows little of its troubled history. Beautiful and mysterious embassy aide Anna Carlson believes it’s time he learns, starting with the extraordinary story of Korea’s last queen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History of Korea comes alive

    • By Bree on 08-27-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Stars Between the Sun and Moon

    • One Woman's Life in North Korea and Escape to Freedom
    • By: Lucia Jang, Susan McClelland
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Born in 1970s North Korea, Lucia Jang grew up in a typical household - her parents worked in the factories, and the family scraped by on rations. Nightly she bowed to her photo of Kim Il-Sung. It was the beginning of a chaotic period with a decade-long famine. Jang married an abusive man who sold their baby. She left him and went home to help her family by illegally crossing the river to China to trade goods. She was caught and imprisoned twice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic story. Well read.

    • By Jfm on 02-20-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • One Child

    • The Story of China's Most Radical Experiment
    • By: Mei Fong
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    When Communist Party leaders adopted the one-child policy in 1980, they hoped curbing birthrates would help lift China's poorest and increase the country's global stature. But at what cost? Now, as China closes the book on the policy after more than three decades, it faces a population grown too old and too male, with a vastly diminished supply of young workers. Mei Fong has spent years documenting the policy's repercussions on every sector of Chinese society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Book Club Discussion Ever!!

    • By Rachael W. Schettenhelm on 05-01-17
    • The Story of China's Most Radical Experiment
    • By: Mei Fong
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 02-09-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 87 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

    • World and Town

    • A Novel
    • By: Gish Jen
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 11

    Sixty-eight-year-old Hattie Kong, descendant of Confucius, daughter of an American missionary, has lived to see both her husband and her best friend die back-to-back in a single year. But two years later, it’s time for Hattie to start over. She moves to a small New England town where she is soon joined by a Cambodian American family and an ex-lover—now a retired neuroscientist—all of them looking for their own new lives.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Tedious

    • By Karen Conover on 04-05-11

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Dragon Bones

    • A Red Princess Mystery
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 102

    When the body of an American archaeologist is found floating in the Yangzi River, Ministry of Public Security agent Liu Hulan and her husband, American attorney David Stark, are dispatched to Site 518 to investigate. As Hulan scrutinizes this death—or is it a murder?—David, on behalf of the National Relics Bureau, tries to discover who has stolen from the site an artifact that may prove to the world China’s claim that it is the oldest uninterrupted civilization on earth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best of the Hulan Series... EXCELLENT!

    • By Janice on 10-14-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Interior

    • A Red Princess Mystery
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 108

    While David Stark is asked to open a law office in Beijing, his lover, detective Liu Hulan, receives an urgent message from an old friend imploring her to investigate the suspicious death of her daughter, who worked for a toy company about to be sold to David’s new client, Tartan Enterprises.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narration is terrible

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-15-17

    Regular price: $35.93

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