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    • Wild Swans

    • By: Jung Chang
    • Narrated by: Pik-sen Lim
    • Length: 27 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 79

    Few books have had such an impact as Wild Swans: a popular best seller and a critically acclaimed history of China that opened up the country to the world. Through the story of three generations of women in her own family - the grandmother given to the warlord as a concubine, the Communist mother, and the daughter herself - Jung Chang reveals the epic history of China's twentieth century. Breathtaking in its scope, unforgettable in its descriptions, this is a masterpiece that is extraordinary in every way.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating

    • By Melinda - YarnderWoman on 25-07-2015

    Non-member price: $49.17

    • Empress Dowager Cixi

    • The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
    • By: Jung Chang
    • Narrated by: Pik-sen Lim
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    At the age of 16, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperor’s numerous concubines. When he died, in 1861, their five-year-old son succeeded to the throne. Cixi at once launched a palace coup against the regents appointed by her husband and made herself the real ruler of China - behind the throne, literally, with a silk screen separating her from her officials who were all male.

    Non-member price: $47.85