Oracle Bones

  • by Peter Hessler
  • Narrated by Peter Berkrot
  • 18 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A century ago, outsiders saw China as a place where nothing ever changes. Today, the country has become one of the most dynamic regions on earth. In Oracle Bones, Peter Hessler explores the human side of China's transformation, viewing modern-day China and its growing links to the Western world through the lives of a handful of ordinary people. In a narrative that gracefully moves between the ancient and the present, the East and the West, Hessler captures the soul of a country that is undergoing a momentous change before our eyes.


What the Critics Say

“A brilliant observer with a novelist’s ear for character and dialogue, Hessler is both fascinating and funny.” (Entertainment Weekly)
“A remarkable travelogue documenting aspects of a country still little understood.” (Kirkus)
“Engaging.... Acutely observed, moving, frequently funny and a perspicacious X-ray of China’s zeitgeist.” (South China Morning Post)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

brilliant! great read, interesting and enjoyable

Really good book - have listened to it at least 5 times and it still keeps me interested. Have also listened to his other 2 books on here, both just as good - wish there was more! You really learn about China and it's people, from history to day to day living of ordinary people - would definately recommend it to all
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- Joanne

*** for the reader

Great book, the reader is generally quite good but his Chinese pronunciation is pretty bad.
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- Kindle Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-03-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios