• Chinese Mythology: A Comprehensive Guide to the Myths from the Orient

  • By: John Feisel
  • Narrated by: Ric Chetter
  • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (103 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Indulge in the crazy, mystical, mythical aspects of Chinese folklore. You will learn about the most basic background information, the setting, the time period in which these tales were created, and so much more. Among others, you will become familiar with things like: 

  • The myth of the sun and the moon.
  • Cultural aspects of ancient oriental society.
  • Amazing facts about Confucius and Confucianism.
  • Buddhism and its role in China and mythology.
  • Stories about gods, heroes, stars, and saints.
  • And so many other things. 

Please, do yourself a favor and begin your journey to the far distant land of the oriental hemisphere, and embark on a ship to the unknown. Fascinating fables and memorable myths will await you.

©2019 John Feisel (P)2019 John Feisel
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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This deserves a positive review

This is definitely a good book. I don't know if EVERYone would give it exactly 4 stars, because I'm sure you can always find SOMEthing wrong with every book. But in my opinion, it was worth my time. I sat aback and listened to this interesting anecdote on the history of beliefs in the oriental hemisphere, appreciating the narrator for his expertise and the author for his studies on the subject.

Chinese mythology is something we are not always familiar with, as much as we like to admit that we're stuck in our own world here. The gods and legends and interesting facts and creatures... there is too much to name. It seems like there actually IS more to mention that just what's in this book, which already constitutes 3+ hours, almost 4. So it's a good way to start. That's for sure.

Overall, a great job compiling the information and a great job bringing it to life with the right voice.

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I add my voice

This book was interesting. A lot of difficult words, and a lot of Chinese names that, if I'm honest, the narrator did a great job pronouncing for someone who doesn't sound Asian (or the name doesn't look it.... Ric Chetter, probably not Chinese).

Anyway, about the content: Really good. Good historical background stories, and very important to learn about the Chinese culture in the time of the myths and heroes before diving into a lot of the stories that would be hard to understand without a prelude of that background. I think this book is a great introductory addition to perhaps future books in the series (Are more of them coming, John Feisel?) and that it's worth every penny. Thanks.

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