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The Barefoot Lawyer

A Blind Man's Fight for Justice and Freedom in China
Audiobook

"[Chen's] story is a reminder that the desire for basic human rights...arises from the deep well of the human spirit." –The New York Times Book Review

It was like a scene out of a thriller: One night in April 2012, China's most famous political activist—a blind, self-taught lawyer—climbed over the wall of his heavily guarded home and escaped. After he turned up at the American embassy in Beijing, high-level negotiations finally led to his release and a new life in the United States.

Chen Guangcheng is a unique figure on the world stage, but his story is even more remarkable than we knew. The son of a poor farmer in rural China, he was determined to educate himself and fight for the rights of his country's poor, despite his disability. Repeatedly harassed, beaten, and imprisoned by Chinese authorities, in the end Chen made the most dangerous choice of all: freedom.

Both a riveting memoir and a revealing portrait of modern China, The Barefoot Lawyer tells the story of a man who has never accepted limits and always believed in the power of the human spirit to overcome any obstacle.


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Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781427263308
  • File size: 405036 KB
  • Release date: March 13, 2015
  • Duration: 14:03:41

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781427264718
  • File size: 405036 KB
  • Release date: March 13, 2015
  • Duration: 14:03:35
  • Number of parts: 15

Formats

OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

"[Chen's] story is a reminder that the desire for basic human rights...arises from the deep well of the human spirit." –The New York Times Book Review

It was like a scene out of a thriller: One night in April 2012, China's most famous political activist—a blind, self-taught lawyer—climbed over the wall of his heavily guarded home and escaped. After he turned up at the American embassy in Beijing, high-level negotiations finally led to his release and a new life in the United States.

Chen Guangcheng is a unique figure on the world stage, but his story is even more remarkable than we knew. The son of a poor farmer in rural China, he was determined to educate himself and fight for the rights of his country's poor, despite his disability. Repeatedly harassed, beaten, and imprisoned by Chinese authorities, in the end Chen made the most dangerous choice of all: freedom.

Both a riveting memoir and a revealing portrait of modern China, The Barefoot Lawyer tells the story of a man who has never accepted limits and always believed in the power of the human spirit to overcome any obstacle.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Macmillan Audio
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781427263308
    File size: 405036 KB
    Release date: March 13, 2015
    Duration: 14:03:41

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781427264718
    File size: 405036 KB
    Release date: March 13, 2015
    Duration: 14:03:35
    Number of parts: 15

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English