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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…

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  • The best listen of 2012

  • By Sarah on 02-12-12

Nee dankie!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-13

I enjoyed this book and for the most part loved the narration, but I do have to agree that the South African accent was AWFUL! Perhaps if an accent can not be captured correctly, it would be better not to try. I had to pretend the South African characters were some other strange species altogether, before I really began to enjoy the telling of this story.

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