Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch
- Narrated by: B.D. Wong
- Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 06-16-05
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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Muo's quest will take him from a Chengdu mortuary to a rural panda habitat, from an insane asylum to the haunts of the marauding Lolo people. Along the way, he will lose a tooth, his virginity, and his once unshakable faith in psychoanalytic insight. But his quixotic idealism will not waver, even as he comes to see that the chivalrous heart may have room for more than one true love.
Dai Sijie's exuberant, touching, and most unlikely, romance is a triumph of unbridled imagination, a celebration of the yearning spirit.
2005 Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award, Fiction
"Wong makes his own performance the centerpiece of his reading, and his audacious willingness to place himself at the forefront is a gamble that pays off handsomely, providing a holistic unity that elevates this audiobook over the run of its peers." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Kathy on 12-14-06
Artful and poingnant
It took me a while to understand what the author was trying to say but when I did, I found the story poignant in the manner of Sophie's Choice and artfully done.
This author does not make it easy for the listener but, for me, the story was worth the extra work
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By Cynthia K on 06-17-06
I am so confused!
OK, so it's about a Freudian psychoanalyst in post-revolution China. He eats, sleeps, and drinks sex, and I got very tired of it very early on. The observations about China were interesting, and some of the character development was fine, but I would not recommend this to my friends.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful