Book pak BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers 1995
CS ISBN 0745165257 $114.95 Sixteen cassettes
Three generations of a family--grandmother, mother and daughter (the author)--relate, not only a family history, but also a picture of China from the Boxer Rebellion to Tiananmen Square. Written with a remarkable clarity of vision, the most striking aspect is the picture of what communism, and especially Mao Zedong, did to China and her people. Rowena Cooper reads in a clear, British accent without providing vocal characterizations for individual characters, a choice appropriate for a work that doesn't include extended dialogue. Chinese names and words are easily understood. Cooper skillfully conveys emotional content, maintaining pace throughout. Her ability to capture the pain, courage and determination of the characters through years of tribulation, combined with the author's remarkable story, produces an outstanding audio performance. M.A.M. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB 96]
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