Jade Dragon Mountain

Jade Dragon Mountain

Audiobook CD - 2015
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In Elsa Hart's stunning debut, an exiled librarian travelling through the 18th-century Chinese/Tibetan borderlands must learn the truth about a Jesuit priest's death before the Emperor arrives. Li Du was an imperial Chinese librarian. Now he is an exile. Li Du befriends an elderly Jesuit astronomer. Hours later, the man is murdered in the home of the local magistrate, and Li Du suspects it was no random killing. Everyone has secrets: the ambitious magistrate, the powerful consort, the bitter servant, the irreproachable secretary, the East India Company merchant, the nervous missionary, and the travelling storyteller who can't keep his own story straight. As Li Du investigates, he begins to suspect that the murderer intends to kill again. The eclipse is coming. Li Du must solve the murder before the sun disappears. If he does not, then someone, perhaps Li Du himself, will never again see its light.
Publisher: [New York] : Macmillan Audio, p2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781427264541
1427264546
Branch Call Number: COM Unabridged Mystery
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Shih, David (Actor)

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gina51
May 29, 2017

I checked out the audio because I couldnt get large print. I thought the story was too dragged out and talky. I have read the authors second book first, as it happens and really enjoyed it. To me, it is the better story. The white mirror.

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val1
Dec 08, 2016

As with the comment below, I really enjoyed listening to this book. It engaged and engrossed me pretty much from the start. It's a wonderful first book from this author...I look forward to many more from her!

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mzch
Nov 02, 2015

Great story + terrific narration + clean language = Audio book love! Jade Dragon Mountain is a classic whodunit nestled in just enough ancient Chinese history and tradition to leave the reader feeling like her horizons have been broadened just a bit. Unlike 99% of adult audio books, I was able to listen to this one with my tweens. I loved it and hope you will, too.

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