The Painted Veil

The Painted Veil

Audiobook CD - 2007
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Set in England and Hong Kong in the 1920s, this beautifully written character study is an affirmation of the human capacity to grow, change, and forgive. The Painted Veil is the story of the beautiful but shallow young Kitty Fane, who marries for money rather than love. When her husband, a quiet doctor, discovers her adulterous affair, he forces her to accompany him to a remote region of China ravaged by a cholera epidemic. There, stripped of the British society of her youth and overwhelmed by the desolation around her, Kitty's conscience begins to awaken. As she takes up work with children at a convent and experiences some of the burden her husband has taken on, she and her husband begin to rediscover each other in a new light. When her husband is tragically killed, Kitty is forced to return to England to raise her unborn child. Though it is too late for her marriage, she has learned humility, independence, and at last, how to love.

Publisher: Ashland, Or. : Blackstone Audio, p2007.
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780786163953
Characteristics: 6 compact discs (ca. 7.5 hrs.) :,digital, stereo ;,12 cm.
Additional Contributors: Reading, Kate


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patmike41 Dec 23, 2013

The writing is elegant and the character development of all of the characters, especially the main character -- Kitty, is superb. While I would not consider it a "page turner", nevertheless, it was so intriguing and compelling that it keep you interested as to what was going to happen next. Well worth the read.

Oct 27, 2013

kate reading is a great reader. very good story.

Sep 02, 2013

Beautiful story. Well written and a story rich in theme and characters. I highly recommend both the book AND the movie.

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