The Malayan Series
Books in series2
UNABRIDGED
(4.3 based on 156 ratings)
  • 1
    The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds: The Malayan Series, Book 1 | Selina Siak Chin Yoke

    The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds: The Malayan Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Selina Siak Chin Yoke
    • Narrated By Christine Rendel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (144)
    Performance
    (133)
    Story
    (130)

    Facing challenges in an increasingly colonial world, Chye Hoon, a rebellious young girl, must learn to embrace her mixed Malayan-Chinese identity as a Nyonya - and her destiny as a cook, rather than following her first dream of attending school like her brother. Amidst the smells of chillies and garlic frying, Chye Hoon begins to appreciate the richness of her traditions, eventually marrying Wong Peng Choon, a Chinese man. Together, they have ten children.

    Totally diappointing!!

    If it was 2/3 shorter than it was. And the tedium was arduous and painful. The names of all the characters were hard to keep track of. I had to for..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 15 2017 by Fran Sadoff-lebow (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida)
  • 2
    When the Future Comes Too Soon: The Malayan Series, Book 2 | Selina Siak Chin Yoke

    When the Future Comes Too Soon: The Malayan Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Selina Siak Chin Yoke
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Knowelden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (10)

    Following the death of their matriarch, the lives of Chye Hoon's family are turned upside down. Now that the British have fled and the Japanese have conquered, their once-benign world changes overnight. Amid the turmoil, Chye Hoon's daughter-in-law, Mei Foong, must fend for her family as her husband, Weng Yu, becomes increasingly embittered. Challenged in ways she never could have imagined and forced into hiding, Mei Foong finds a deep reservoir of resilience she did not know she had and soon draws the attentions of another man.

    When the Future Comes Too Soon

    Elizabeth Knowelden was a wonderrful narrator of this very interesting book. I could picture everything and felt as if I were there.

    Reviewed on August 31 2017 by Kindle Customer dc ()