AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Caroline McLaughlin

Fiction • 11.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

Caroline McLaughlin helps listeners keep up with the shifting settings and characters in this ambitious intergenerational novel about war, love, loss, and memory. She shows off her versatility while taking on a wide range of female characters. McLaughlin moves smoothly from grandmother Emily, who experiences Japan's occupation of Hong Kong during WWII, to great-aunt Violet and young Ophelia in present times. Fans of international literature will find much to admire. Most of the story unfolds at a key moment in modern Chinese history that is likely to be unfamiliar to many. McLaughlin's delivery provides insights on both the history and the personalities involved. M.R. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2023]

Digital Download • OrangeSky Audio • 2022

DD ISBN $13.38

Advertisement Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×