The Piano Teacher

Author(s): Janice Y. K. Lee
Original Publish Date: Jan 13, 2009
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.72 hours)
Product Number: Z100095570
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481549400
Narrator/s: Orlagh Cassidy
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In the epic tradition of The English Patient, this gripping tale of love and betrayal is set in war-torn Hong Kong. It is 1942, and Will Trusdale, an Englishman newly arrived in Hong Kong, has fallen headlong into a passionate relationship with Trudy Liang, a beautiful Eurasian socialite. But when World War II strikes, Will is sent to an internment camp, while Trudy remains outside. Trudy is forced to form dangerous alliances with the head of the Japanese gendarmerie, whose desperate attempts to locate a priceless collection of Chinese art lead to a chain of terrible betrayals.Ten years later, Claire Pendleton comes to Hong Kong and meets the enigmatic Will. As long-buried secrets start to emerge and she begins to understand the true nature of the world she has entered, Claire learns that sometimes the price of survival is love.

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Author(s): Janice Y. K. Lee
Product Number EB00398716
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781440656309

Professional reviews

"Orlagh Cassidy's narration starts languorously, allowing listeners to slip into the exotic, sensual world that Claire Pendleton finds when she moves to Hong Kong in 1952. Newly married and bored, Claire teaches piano to the daughter of the wealthy Chens and starts an affair with their European chauffeur, Will Truesdale. Cassidy steps up the passion as she dramatizes flashbacks to 1942 Hong Kong and the world of Truesdale. These chapters take center stage as Cassidy portrays the intriguing Eurasian Trudy Liang, who enchants and mystifies both Truesdale and audio listeners. Cassidy shifts her tone again as this luminous world changes to one of torment under the Japanese occupation. As the tension builds and the characters' stories come together, Cassidy shifts her initial coolness into a heated performance. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"