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Empress Orchid

Anchee Min

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Description:

The critically acclaimed author, Anchee Min, paints a fresh portrait of the last Chinese empress in this brilliantly fictionalized tale set during the waning days of the empire. Seventeen-year-old Orchid belongs to an aristocratic family that has fallen on hard times. Unexpectedly, she is chosen as one of the emperor's lesser concubines. Within the Forbidden City are thousands of women hoping to bear the emperor a son and become his empress. Orchid, determined and resourceful, schemes her way into the royal bed and seduces the emperor. But as the opium trade erodes the might of the Ch'ing dynasty, Orchid find herself at the center of a crumbling nation. A colorful depiction of one of history's least understood women, The Empress Orchid is another enthralling masterpiece for Anchee Min.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alexandra O'Karma

Length:

18h 42m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

08:07


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

20:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

45:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

36:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

43:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

50:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

40:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

39:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

30:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:13:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

49:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

52:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

51:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

42:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

36:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

47:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:00:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

47:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

46:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

50:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

46:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

31:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

33:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

54:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

51:34