This very long book was well worth reading. The story begins in Southern France in the 1930s. Elvira's husband, who was working in China, has died, and so Elvira must go out and settle his affairs and sell the house he had bought there. Elvira takes her niece with her. On reaching the house in China, Elvira finds that her husband has left her nothing but debts due to his gambling, drinking and opium smoking. However, all is not lost. After visiting a monastery to seek solace and advice, the two women set out, with a monk to guide them, to find the tomb of the last emperor. There is a chance that she will find some of her husbands stolen riches there.
The author's ability to describe the Chinese terrain,it's people and the covert activities of the opium sellers is commendable. I am so glad that I read this book.
Everything Under the Sky Audible Audiolibro – Versión íntegra
©2006 Matilde Asensi, Translation 2008 Lisa Carter (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
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|Duración del título||13 horas y 20 minutos|
|Autor||Matilde Asensi, Lisa Carter - translator|
|Fecha de lanzamiento en Audible.es||mayo 21, 2015|
|Tipo de programa||Audiolibro|
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nº2,850 en Audible Libros y Originales (Ver el Top 100 en Audible Libros y Originales)
nº19 en Fantasía histórica
nº31 en Ficción de acción de policíaca, negra y suspense
nº143 en Misterio
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3,9 de 5
61 valoraciones globales
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Very goodRevisado en Reino Unido el 19 de octubre de 2013
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ummm I will try to finish it but I am getting a little bored. Not the best read in the world in ...Revisado en Reino Unido el 22 de octubre de 2014
This novel began very well, then, ,....ummm I will try to finish it but I am getting a little bored. Not the best read in the world in my opinion