Peony in Love

Peony in Love

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2007
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For young Peony, betrothed to a suitor she has never met, these 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. Peony catches sight of an elegant, handsome man with hair as black as a cave and is immediately overcome with emotion. So begins Peony's unforgettable journey of love and destiny, desire and sorrow.
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2007
ISBN: 9781415939369
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eAudiobook


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Mar 06, 2019

Could not get interested. Narrator read in a soft monotone voice.

Jan 24, 2018

Again, Lisa See has done her homework and we are the lucky beneficiaries. This book gives us a fictional peek into the influential and controversial Chinese opera, The Peony Pavilion, and lives of controversial, influential female literary individuals who wrote commentary on it during the fall of the then-corrupt Ming Dynasty and the rise of the Ching Dynasty of the invading Manchus. See has written this in such a way that we 21st century English-speaking North Americans can understand the significance of the customs of that time and place. Don’t miss the author’s note at the end.

Janet Song’s narration made listening to this long work ever-fresh and she was well cast in this role.

Thank you, Hennepin County Library, for making this enthralling story available to us!

Nov 08, 2014

Started as a novel of ancient China with a sheltered upper class woman. But, later turned into a ghost story...

Quite interesting, a very good read.

Peggy Verdine


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