Wild Swans

  • by Jung Chang
  • Narrated by Pik-sen Lim
  • 27 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Few books have had such an impact as Wild Swans: a popular best seller and a critically acclaimed history of China that opened up the country to the world.
Through the story of three generations of women in her own family - the grandmother given to the warlord as a concubine, the Communist mother, and the daughter herself - Jung Chang reveals the epic history of China's 20th century.
Breathtaking in its scope, unforgettable in its descriptions, this is a masterpiece that is extraordinary in every way.


What the Critics Say

"Immensely moving and unsettling; an unforgettable portrait of the brain-death of a nation." (The Sunday Times)
"Wild Swans made me feel like a five-year-old. This is a family memoir that has the breadth of the most enduring social history." (The Independent on Sunday)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


I have never read anything about China, I am so happy I have read this. It has explained so much that I had no knowledge about. I am looking forward to learning more especially if it means that Jung Chang has written it. Thank you for sharing your family's amazing story .
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- Nick

Beyond brilliant!

Fantastic. A heart wrenching take of survival against inhumanity on a continental scale. It chronicles three generations of women from the same family. One a warlords concubine, another a rebel and the author. All set against the back drop off a turbulent China struggling against imperialism, extreme socialism and Japanese invasion. Mao should rank along side Hitler for crimes against humanity . This is a future classic and should be, I believe, on the national curriculum. It certainly puts life in the West in perspective and highlights why it's such an appealing destination for asylum and immigration...
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- M. Hewitt

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-04-2015
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd