The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo audiobook

The Night Tiger: A Novel

By Yangsze Choo
Read by Yangsze Choo

Macmillan Audio 9781250175458

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781250316998

  • ISBN: 9781250316998

Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

A Reese’s Book Club Pick

A 2020 Audie Award Finalist for Best Narration in Literary Fiction & Classics

New York Times audio bestseller

A BookPage Best Book of 2019 in Audiobooks

A National Geographic Pick of New Books for Spring Break Trips

A Parade Magazine Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2019

Among longlisted titles for Amazon.com Best Books of the Year, 2019

"Choo narrates this richly complex novel herself, her gorgeous writing delivered in a voice that is deep and precise and lovely, both British and not quite. Her tone and words transport us..." — San Francisco Chronicle

This program is read by the author.

A sweeping historical audiobook about a dancehall girl and an orphan boy whose fates entangle over an old Chinese superstition about men who turn into tigers.

Quick-witted, ambitious Ji Lin is stuck as an apprentice dressmaker, moonlighting as a dancehall girl to help pay off her mother’s Mahjong debts. But when one of her dance partners accidentally leaves behind a gruesome souvenir, Ji Lin may finally get the adventure she has been longing for.

Eleven-year-old houseboy Ren is also on a mission, racing to fulfill his former master’s dying wish: that Ren find the man’s finger, lost years ago in an accident, and bury it with his body. Ren has 49 days to do so, or his master’s soul will wander the earth forever.

As the days tick relentlessly by, a series of unexplained deaths wracks the district, along with whispers of men who turn into tigers. Ji Lin and Ren’s increasingly dangerous paths crisscross through lush plantations, hospital storage rooms, and ghostly dreamscapes.

Yangsze Choo's The Night Tiger pulls us into a world of servants and masters, age-old superstition and modern idealism, sibling rivalry and forbidden love. But anchoring this dazzling, propulsive audiobook is the intimate coming of age of a child and a young woman, each searching for their place in a society that would rather they stay invisible.

Praise for The Night Tiger:

"A work of incredible beauty...Astoundingly captivating and striking in its portrayal of love, betrayal, and death, The Night Tiger is a transcendent story of courage and connection." — Booklist, starred review

“Choo has written a sumptuous garden maze of a novel that immerses readers in a complex, vanished world.” — Kirkus, starred review

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[Yangsze] Choo narrates this richly complex novel herself, her gorgeous writing delivered in a voice that is deep and precise and lovely...Her tone and words transport us... San Francisco Chronicle
“A mesmerizing tale of murder, romance, and superstition…So vividly told, you can practically smell the oleander blossoms outside Acton’s house. This Night Tiger is worth a prowl.” USA Today
“A lushly detailed novel imbued with folklore, mystery, and romance.” National Geographic
“This is the kind of book that when you read it, you really are transported back to that time and place…[Choo has] captured, in a very atmospheric way, the time period and the superstitions.” NPR
“Choo is an enchanting storyteller, and…her narration is more than a reading; Choo has a deep empathy for her characters, and these emotions come out in her telling.” BookPage (audio review)
“Choo fashions a rich and intricate tale. One of the novel’s greatest pleasures is the depth of its understory. There is, first of all, a thread of upstairs-downstairs intrigue as Choo portrays the unbalanced relationships among the British and their local servants.” BookPage

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Yangsze Choo

Author Bio: Yangsze Choo

Yangsze Choo is a fourth-generation Malaysian of Chinese descent. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Harvard, she worked as a management consultant and at a start-up before writing her first novel. She lives in California with her husband and their two children, and loves to eat and read (often at the same time).

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English