Mao's Last Dancer

  • by Li Cunxin
  • Narrated by Paul English
  • 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is the true story of how one moment in time, by the thinnest thread of a chance, changed the course of a small boy's life in ways that are beyond description. One day he would dance with some of the greatest ballet companies of the world. One day he would be a friend to a president and first lady, movie stars, and the most influential people in America. One day he would become a star: Mao's last dancer, and the darling of the West. Here is Li Cunxin's own story, a beautiful, rich account of an inspirational life, told with honesty, dignity, and pride.

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What the Critics Say

"[A] heartening rags-to-riches story" (Publishers Weekly)
"[Paul English] exercises such an intense and masterful concentration on the text that the listener's interest never flags....He imbues the narrative with ingenuousness and enthusiasm, which endearingly befit the image Li is attempting to present of himself. The result is an audiobook that is superior to its source." (AudioFile)

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A great read!

I don't find many books readable so I'm glad I found this one. It is an entertaining and educational read from beginning to end and I especially enjoyed the first half about the childhood and youth in China. I warmly recommend everyone to read Mao's last dancer.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 31-10-2005
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd