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WU, C.: Monkey (Unabridged)

Considered one of China’s great classical novels, Wu Ch’êng-ên’s Journey to the West was translated by Arthur Waley in abridged form as Monkey in 1942 and has delighted English readers ever since. It is a riveting adventure story about a priest’s quest to obtain holy Buddhist scriptures for the Tang emperor. Joining him on this rollicking journey: Sandy, Pigsy and the mischievous Monkey King, Sun Wukong, whose flying cloud and magic cudgel are never far from his infamous deeds.

Waley’s accessible rendition of Wu Ch’êng-ên’s novel has become a classic in its own right: Gods, demons and disobedient monkey spirits all come alive in this entertaining work.



Disc 1

  Monkey (Unabridged)
1.   Monkey 00:11:04
2.   Next day… 00:13:01
3.   Chapter 2 00:10:29
4.   'Master, I have been kneeling here…' 00:08:00
5.   'Master,' he said… 00:07:38
6.   At once from every cranny in the cliff… 00:09:07
7.   Chapter 3 00:07:08
8.   The Yaksha brought in the message… 00:08:02


Disc 2

  Monkey (Unabridged)
1.   'Brother,' said the Dragon of the South… 00:07:18
2.   'Nonsense,' Monkey said. 00:09:19
3.   Chapter 4 00:12:15
4.   When the Mighty Magic Spirit saw him… 00:12:26
5.   Chapter 5 00:08:46
6.   Dear Monkey! 00:08:23
7.   The Queen of Heaven went straight to… 00:08:25
8.   Chapter 6 00:06:49


Disc 3

  Monkey (Unabridged)
1.   When the Jade Emperor opened… 00:11:01
2.   Erh - Lang was just getting tired of the vain… 00:08:26
3.   Chapter 7 00:08:02
4.   'He may have begun young,' said Monkey… 00:07:46
5.   Chapter 8 00:10:55
6.   'Grovelling, low - born monster,' said Hui - yen… 00:10:19
7.   Chapter 9 00:07:40
8.   Ch'en's wife could think of nothing better… 00:09:03


Disc 4

  Monkey (Unabridged)
1.   It happened that when Hsiian Tsang arrived… 00:07:28
2.   'We have no kinsman who is a priest,'… 00:06:09
3.   Chapter 10 00:09:42
4.   That night, at the hour of the rat… 00:11:18
5.   Chapter 11 00:08:14
6.   They crossed the River of Death… 00:08:02
7.   Chapter 12 00:12:02
8.   The Bodhisattva said not a word more… 00:11:09


Disc 5

  Monkey (Unabridged)
1.   Early next day… 00:03:04
2.   Chapter 13 00:09:29
3.   Tripitaka was glad to accept… 00:09:11
4.   Chapter 14 00:09:56
5.   'And why,' said Tripitaka… 00:11:25
6.   'It's no use trying to teach people like that,'… 00:11:17
7.   Chapter 15 00:11:21
8.   'What have you come for' 00:09:06


Disc 6

  Monkey (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 16 00:08:54
2.   'No doubt,' said Tripitaka… 00:10:02
3.   Chapter 17 00:08:37
4.   Pigsy flung himself upon his knees… 00:07:23
5.   Chapter 18 00:09:43
6.   'He's given us the slip,' said Monkey… 00:07:46
7.   Chapter 19 00:10:54
8.   'So then,' said Tripitaka… 00:08:45


Disc 7

  Monkey (Unabridged)
1.   'This,' said Monkey… 00:11:37
2.   'What wild nonsense this priest is talking!'… 00:10:13
3.   Chapter 20 00:10:22
4.   When the prince saw him floating about… 00:09:40
5.   'Why try to make me nervous' said Monkey… 00:10:17
6.   The Dragon King ordered two powerful… 00:10:10
7.   Chapter 21 00:12:04


Disc 8

  Monkey (Unabridged)
1.   'Master,' said Monkey… 00:10:19
2.   The false king was very angry. 00:08:07
3.   Sandy burst into an exclamation of rage… 00:10:22
4.   Chapter 22 00:09:42
5.   'I am young,' said Monkey… 00:09:57
6.   'I wonder you are alive to tell the tale,'… 00:09:01
7.   The sun was setting as they crossed… 00:10:30
8.   Chapter 23 00:04:46


Disc 9

  Monkey (Unabridged)
1.   'Little ones,' Monkey called out… 00:13:04
2.   Pigsy could not refrain from bawling out… 00:10:28
3.   Chapter 24 00:09:56
4.   'I was to guess what treasure it was.' 00:10:45
5.   'Priests from China, the Immortals…' 00:09:18
6.   'It seems that my poor brother…' 00:09:43
7.   Chapter 25 00:12:38


Disc 10

  Monkey (Unabridged)
1.   Tripitaka turned, and called to his disciples. 00:11:54
2.   'Let me ask him a question,' said Monkey… 00:12:19
3.   Chapter 26 00:08:40
4.   Just before dawn… 00:07:42
5.   'The men of the world,' said Tripitaka… 00:10:35
6.   Chapter 27 00:09:35
7.   'Pretty fellow,' said Pigsy… 00:09:06
8.   'In that case,' said Monkey… 00:07:43


Disc 11

  Monkey (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 28 00:10:15
2.   When they were at the top of the bank… 00:09:37
3.   Now in an upper room… 00:11:57
4.   Chapter 29 00:10:08
5.   When the sun was well up… 00:09:32
6.   Chapter 30 00:11:50
7.   Early next morning… 00:12:24

Total Playing Time: 13:38:35






Author(s):
Wu, Cheng-en

Reader(s):
Williams, Kenneth

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Renaissance

Catalogue No: NA0216

Barcode: 9781843799214

Physical Release: 2015

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