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  • The Garden of Evening Mists

  • By: Tan Twan Eng
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

Malaya, 1949. After a career spent helping to prosecute Japanese war criminals, Yun Ling Teoh, - herself the scarred lone survivor of a brutal Japanese wartime camp - seeks solace among the jungle fringed plantations of Northern Malaya. There she meets the enigmatic Aritomo, an exiled former gardener of the Emperor of Japan. Yun Ling asks Aritomo to create a garden in memory of her sister. But the jungle holds secrets of its own…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best listen of 2012

  • By Sarah on 02-12-12

Lovely evocative account of South East Asia

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

Lovely evocative account of South East Asia - from the sounds and colours of the rainforest to the different cultures living alongside each other all wrapped into an interesting account of an unlikely friendship between a Japanese Prisoner of War and the Japanese Emporer's gardener.The unusual angle looking at the Japanese in Malaya in the war and the differing opinions of Brtish rule - from the Straits Chinese to the Africaans gave the story a different feel all together. Very well read as well

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