Peony in Love Audiobook (Unabridged)

Peony in Love (Unabridged), by Lisa See
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"I finally understand what the poets have written. In spring, moved to passion; in autumn, only regret." For young Peony, betrothed to a suitor she has never met, these lyrics from The Peony Pavilion mirror her own longings. In the garden of the Chen Family Villa, a small theatrical troupe is performing scenes from this epic opera, a live spectacle few females have ever seen. Like the heroine in the drama, Peony is the cloistered daughter of a wealthy family, trapped like a good-luck cricket in a bamboo-and-lacquer cage. Though raised to be obedient, Peony has dreams of her own. Peony's mother is against her daughter's attending the production. But Peony's father assures his wife that proprieties will be maintained, and that the women will watch the opera from behind a screen. Yet even hidden from view, Peony catches sight of an elegant, handsome man–and is immediately overcome with emotion. So begins Peony's unforgettable journey of love and destiny, desire and sorrow, as Lisa See's haunting new novel, based on actual historical events, takes listeners back to seventeenth-century China. Steeped in traditions and ritual, PEONY IN LOVE explores, beautifully, the many manifestations of love, and ultimately, addresses universal themes: the bonds of friendship, the power of words, and the age-old desire of women to be heard. Download and start listening now!

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Author Lisa SeeLisa See, best known for the bestselling title Dreams of Joy: A Novel, has become one of the most popular Fiction, Mysteries & Thrillers and Bios & Memoirs authors on In addition to her most popular titles Dreams of Joy: A Novel, Shanghai Girls: A Novel and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, we offer an older selection as well that includes Flower Net, which we added to our inventory in 1999, making it the oldest from See on our website. Dreams of Joy: A Novel is the latest release from See. With popular listens such as the Unabridged version of Dreams of Joy: A Novel, read by the popular narrator Janet Song, customers are sure to find a Lisa See Fiction book to suit their listening desires. We offer a total of 10 audiobooks in our catalog, featuring over 112 hours of audio content. For a complete list of her titles, head over to See's author page: Lisa See.