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    During World War II, the Japanese forced 200,000 young Korean women to be sex slaves or "comfort women" for their soldiers. This is one woman’s riveting story of strength, courage, and promises kept.

    In 1943, the Japanese tear young Ja-hee and her sister from their peaceful family farm to be comfort women for the Imperial Army. Before they leave home, their mother gives them a magnificent antique comb with an ivory inlay of a two-headed dragon, saying it will protect them. The sisters suffer terribly at the hands of the Japanese, and by the end of the war, Ja-hee must flee while her sister lies dying. Ja-hee keeps her time as a comfort woman a secret while she struggles to rebuild her life. She meets a man in North Korea who shows her what true love is. But the communists take him away in the middle of the night, and she escapes to the South. There, she finally finds success as the country rebuilds after the Korean War. However when her terrible secret is revealed, she’s thrown into poverty. In the depths of despair, she’s tempted to sell the comb with the two-headed dragon that she believes has no magic for her. Then one day she discovers its true meaning and her surprising heredity. And now she must find the only person who can carry on the legacy of the two-headed dragon…someone she abandoned years ago.

    Set within the tumultuous backdrop of 20th-century Korea, Daughters of the Dragon by Mayhaven Award-winning author William Andrews will make you cry and cheer for Ja-hee. And in the end, you’ll have a better understanding of the Land of the Morning Calm.

    ©2014 William Andrews (P)2014 William Andrews

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    • Julie Krugman
    • 03/02/2015

    Great book! Don't like the narrator

    Very clipped speech style that took away from my enjoyment of this very interesting book. I should have read it instead of listening.

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    • Tami
    • 20/02/2015

    Destroyed by the narrator

    Would you try another book from William Andrews and/or Valerie Gilbert?

    Absolutely as long as it was a different narrator.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of Daughters of the Dragon?

    I am about half way through listening to the book. Unfortunately I am so distracted by the awful narration that I have to keep going back to hear the story. I am only persevering because the actual story is so interesting but I am ot convinced I will be able to make it all the way. Such a pity.

    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Valerie Gilbert?

    Anybody.

    Was Daughters of the Dragon worth the listening time?

    It is only out of respect to the author and the subject matter that I am continuing to listen to the excruciating narration.

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    • Mfeather56
    • 19/02/2015

    This is not fiction.

    If history is written by the victors, how do we keep finding massive cover-ups like this? Holocaust deniers, masked and hidden histories? The story unfolds in painful and specific detail. I appreciate that. Truth does indeed help minimize shame. Great story telling. Don't quite understand where the narrator is coming from in her interpretation. Sounded condescending. But maybe not.

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    • William Foster
    • 09/01/2019

    Interesting history

    The vocal was very good, comfortable listening. The story line excellent and good historical follow.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 29/04/2015

    didn't know this occurred

    I really liked this book it opened my eyes to a situation I didn't know occurred

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    • Jeana Travels
    • 02/01/2021

    Terrible narrator

    Do yourself a favor and read this one. The narrator is one of the worst I’ve listened to. Not only does she use a robotic, condescending yet wistfully sad tone THE ENTIRE TIME, but her Asian “accent” sounds French and she mispronounces almost every Korean word (which is annoying if you actually know Korean). The narration is so bad that I had to stop listening after an hour.

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    • Laura Monette
    • 10/12/2020

    Couldn’t finish it

    I’ve listened to other books by William Andrews. They were good. Good story line. Good narration. But this one was horrible. The story was interesting enough. But I couldn’t stand to listen to this particular narrator. Wish I could have finished it.

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    • DDub
    • 22/09/2020

    narration bad almost like GPS

    very bad narration. great premise for a book but somehow took this amazing idea and moved towards a dime store novel

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    • F. Loring
    • 16/06/2020

    Had to stop listening

    I will read this one myself. The audio version is painful. The English is stilted and robotic. The Korean is pronounced incorrectly.

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    • C Ohana
    • 19/12/2019

    Stilted narration

    The story was good and kept me engaged, however the narration was over pronounced and stilted. I’m not sure if it was intentional to portray a character to whom English was a second language. The result was not the best listen. The story has me wanting to continue with the series.

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    • Q.L.
    • 23/03/2019

    Krasse Geschichte!

    Die Geschichte ist sehr aufwühlend und basiert auf eine Ära der Koreanischen Geschichte, die mir nicht bekannt war. Die Sprecherin ist gewöhnungsbedürftig, aber dafür authentisch.