Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.78 hours)
Product Number: Z100026486
Released: Oct 02, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780739361627
Narrator/s: Jodi Long
Publisher: Listening Library
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Nine-year-old Ling is very comfortable with her life; her parents are both dedicated doctors in the best hospital in Wuhan. But when Comrade Li, one of Mao's political officers, moves into a room in their apartment, Ling begins to witness the gradual disintegration of her world. In an atmosphere of increasing mistrust, Ling fears for the safety of her neighbors, and soon for herself and family. Over the course of four years, Ling manages to blossom, even as she suffers more horrors than many people face in a lifetime. Drawing from her childhood experience, Ying Chang Compestine brings hope and humor to this powerful story of a girl who comes of age and fights to survive during the Cultural Revolution.

Original Publish Date: Oct 02, 2007

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Product Number EB00104070
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781429924559

Professional reviews

"The title belies the content of this riveting fictional account of life in China under Mao. Told from the perspective of Ling, the young daughter of two doctors, the story chronicles her father's imprisonment, attacks by schoolmates, betrayal by neighbors, and her sometimes painful relationship with her mother. Jodi Long's portrayal of Mao's dogmatic and screeching lieutenants is scary, a feeling that is relieved by the father's gentleness and Ling's own determination and resourcefulness. Long's voice sounds older than Ling's might be at 9 or even 13, when the story ends, but that's a quibble. Though the packaging says "recommended for ages 12 to 17," this short production should hold anyone's attention. J.B.G. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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