The Girl with Ghost Eyes

  • by M. H. Boroson
  • Narrated by Emily Woo Zeller
  • 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It's the end of the 19th century in San Francisco's Chinatown, and ghost hunters from the Maoshan traditions of Daoism keep malevolent spiritual forces at bay. Li-lin, the daughter of a renowned Daoshi exorcist, is a young widow burdened with yin eyes - the unique ability to see the spirit world. Her spiritual visions and the death of her husband bring shame to Li-lin and her father - and shame is not something this immigrant family can afford.
When a sorcerer cripples her father, terrible plans are set in motion, and only Li-lin can stop them. To aid her are her martial arts and a peachwood sword, her burning paper talismans, and a wisecracking spirit in the form of a human eyeball tucked away in her pocket. Navigating the dangerous alleys and backrooms of a male-dominated Chinatown, Li-lin must confront evil spirits, gangsters, and soulstealers before the sorcerer's ritual summons an ancient evil that could burn Chinatown to the ground.
With a rich and inventive historical setting, nonstop martial arts action, authentic Chinese magic, and bizarre monsters from Asian folklore, The Girl with Ghost Eyes is also the poignant story of a young immigrant searching to find her place beside the long shadow of a demanding father and the stigma of widowhood. In a Chinatown caught between tradition and modernity, one woman may be the key to holding everything together.


What the Critics Say

"A brilliant tale of magic, monsters, and kung fu in the San Francisco Chinatown of 1898." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Fresh fantasy, narration not perfect

Would you consider the audio edition of The Girl with Ghost Eyes to be better than the print version?

No, the audiobook has some volume issues and the voices didn't quite all work for me. It was nice to not have to figure out the pronunciation of Chinese terms and names however.

Did Emily Woo Zeller do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Generally yes, she used different voices for each. It wasn't always consistent however.

Any additional comments?

This story is excellent.

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- Anya @ On Starships and Dragonwings

Whiny heroine

I really got tired of the heroine. In the history of literature there might not be one other heroine who complains so much about how they're overmatched, inadequate, in pain... It gets to the point you start to feel like skipping ahead. I resisted that but I was happy to be finished the story.

The cultural aspects were intriguing but, for me at least, not enough to save the story.
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- Watching and Reading "Glenn"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-23-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios