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The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
- By: Lisa See
- Narrated by: full cast
- Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
In her biggest seller, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, See introduced the Yao people to her readers. Here she shares the customs of another Chinese ethnic minority, the Akha, whose world will soon change. A powerful story about a family separated by circumstances, culture, and distance, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people and celebrates the bond that connects mothers and daughters.
Stunning, Lisa See at her best
- By B. A. Weekes on 08-11-19
My fav book of the year so far.
Intricate and beautifully written and I loved the premise.
Lovely reading style too.
So hard to picture it began in 1988 rather than early 1900’s.
- By: Sarah Perry
- Narrated by: Emilia Fox
- Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
Twenty years ago Helen Franklin did something she cannot forgive herself for, and she has spent every day since barricading herself against its memory. But her sheltered life is about to change. A strange manuscript has come into her possession. It is filled with testimonies from the darkest chapters of human history, which all record sightings of a tall, silent woman in black, with unblinking eyes and bleeding feet: Melmoth, the loneliest being in the world. Condemned to walk the Earth forever, she tries to beguile the guilty and lure them away for a lifetime wandering alongside her.
- By PrimaDiva on 06-03-19
Love and hate
Brilliantly read by Emilia Fox.
I read this first and needed to hear it again to capture all the detail.
Love Perry’s writing style but this was oh so dark. So oppressive and not a bedtime read but appreciate that’s the desired style and it worked well. Read as though it was set in a much earlier era than 2016 so it was interesting being based on an original from many years ago.
It was a book club read and enjoyed it for the discussions but can’t say I loved it as so gothically dark.
Would have liked a relationship tree at the start as so detailed it was hard to switch and pickup between the strands at times.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful