- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 13 hours and 55 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Torchpost Creative
- Audible.com Release Date: December 19, 2014
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00R8GLZZS
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Double Happiness: One Man's Tale of Love, Loss, and Wonder on the Long Roads of China Audiobook – Unabridged
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If you like trips, and if you like a good solid strong rich warm compassionate daring travel book, I think you will like this one.
Secondly, the author opens to us a breathtakingly candid window to his inner life during the emergence from adolescence into adulthood. Wrestling with the meaning of life and his response to issues brought up by the jolt of waking up in a foreign culture, and intimidating questions of "making it" in the world..... all are shared with us without guile or "spin." For this reason, this book speaks directly to that innocent yet highly perceptive part of ourselves that has evolved as we've matured into whatever rudder we think we have in this life.
For all of this, and also for the humor of "Donkey" and escapades with the other kids, and the pure fun of following Tony's off the beaten path adventures, this book is a top pick.
In the first half Brasunas sets the stage for China and himself, moving the reader between busy situations of Beijing and slow and humid life in Guangzhou where he was teaching. Great moments indeed, but as engaging as that was, the book blossoms in the second half of his travels through China, tackling local surroundings and life, but more importantly human conditions of peace, acceptance and struggle of every kind, fear especially. I recommend this book to anyone who want to learn something about themselves, especially someone who is going to travel any place for some time. I suspect this account has a lot in common with many other stories of finding yourself through catalyst of foreign cultures, places and people. The narrative is beautiful. And so was the meaning of it.
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