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THE SHANGHAI FREE TAXI Journeys with the Hustlers and Rebels of the New China

by | Read by Frank Langfitt

Contemporary Culture • 10 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

NPR correspondent Frank Langfitt is the author/narrator of this splendid look at the lightning-fast changes taking place in contemporary China. Langfitt began a free taxi service in Shanghai to encourage people to share their views--in private--about their prospects, happiness, and government. Because of Langfitt's inviting personality, listeners will meet Beer, a wily used car salesman; Chen, who took Langfitt to his underground Christian church; and Crystal, who returned from the U.S. to search for her missing sister. Langfitt's understated yet intimate interviews with his passengers and captivating descriptions of the country and food take center stage. In addition to encountering real people, listeners will learn about a unique nation as they enjoy a first-rate jaunt around its territory. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2019]

Trade Ed. • Hachette Audio • 2019

DD ISBN 978-1-5491-4981-8 $25.98

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