沥川往事 (Li Chuan Wang Shi) – Remembering Li Chuan

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No of Episodes : 48 + 6 Epilogues

Author :玄隐 (Xuan Yin)

Female Voice :莱兮 (Lai Xi) – Audiobook 1

Audiobook 1   Audiobook2     Audiobook 3     Ebook   English Translation

Comment: 

I read the english translation of the book first.  Lil Bliss did a very good job in the translation and I enjoyed every moment of it.  Of course, shedding tears while reading is unavoidable.  There was a drama series produced a few years ago unfortunately, it was not sold until 2016.  The male lead in the drama is exactly what was described in the book, handsome, tall and dashing.  I am sure there are lots of girls would have fallen for male action inclusive of myself.

There are a few versions of the audiobook.  I picked Audiobook 1 to listen.  Once again, the introductory episode was recorded in male and female voice.  But the rest were all in female voice. Lai Xi’s voice is very nice and clear unfortunately, you will still find it a bit challenging differentiating the male role and female role.  Nevertheless, it was still a professionally produced audiobook.  If you like the book and has no time to read it again, perhaps can consider listening to the audiobook instead.  Audiobook 3 has multiple voices but it was only until episode 4.

What I like most about the story is the strong love that both leads have for each other.  But I really do not like the ML’s decision to leave FL without explaining properly.

Summary: 

FL (Xiao Qiu) an university student working part time in a coffee shop where she first met ML (Li Chuan). She got mesmerized by his look that she accidentally split coffee on him.  They fell in love but it was short lived. ML had bone cancer when he was 17 years old after an accident that killed his mom.   He recovered and went on to become an architect.  When he went back to Switzerland for his usual check-up, they discovered the relapse.  This time, it is a lung cancer.  ML went back to China to break up with FL.  FL could not accept the fact and continued to write to ML for 3 years.

They met again 6 years later when FL took on an assignment as a translator in ML’s company.  ML’s return to China was to make sure that FL moved on with her life.  She made promises to ML she will forget him and move on but she still could not do that.

When she found out the true story about ML’s leaving 6 years ago, she was more persistent then ever to stay with ML.  This has forced ML to reject treatment and ran away from the hospital.  When FL found ML, she gave in at last.  As long as ML continued to receive treatment to stay alive, she will disappear from his life.

3 years has passed.  FL moved to Kunming and worked in a small translation company.  ML came back to China again after he has recovered from his cancer to reunite with FL.  Despite all that had happened FL still did not move on with her love life.  In total, FL had lost 10 years of her youth waiting for ML.  ML regretted his past decision. ML married FL at last.

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