No of Episodes: 53
Author: 是今 (Shi Jin)
Audiobook 1 – Male Voice: 明月照腈纶 (Ming Yue Zhao Jing Lun)
Audiobook 2 – Female Voice: 沫熙宁 (Mò Xī Níng)
I supposed to listen to this book after 草莽红颜 (Cǎo Mǎng Hóng Yán) but accidentally clicked on 两只前夫一台戏 (Liǎng Zhī Qián Fū Yī Tái Xì) – Two Ex-Husbands on a Stage. It took me a few weeks before I started this book. There were two versions of the audiobook and I picked the female voice version. Unfortunately, the loading was very slow, hence I resorted to listening to Audiobook 1. I like Ming Yue Zhao Jing Lun’s voice but somehow it is different for a male to act both the female and male role.
This story is very similar to the rest of Shi Jin’s book where it always started with FL disliking the ML and then fall in love with him towards the end.
Mo Mo (FL) was left in front of the Xiao Yuan Men Sect when she was a baby. FL was adopted by Shi Jing as his disciple. In Xiao Yuan Men, FL is the only female disciple. Shi Jing bought her a personal maid called Xiao He Bao to serve FL. One day, Xiao He Bao asked FL whether she noticed the difference when Jiang Chen brother (ML) called FL’s name. FL started to notice that it sounded like “touch touch” and wanted to change her surname. FL likes Yun Zhao brother and decided to use his surname instead.
Every birthday, there was a package left at the front door with some money and clothing for four seasons. FL felt sad for being abandoned by her birth parents hence started to ignore the birthday package.
Shi Jing asked FL whether she has identified any potential husband candidate. FL told her master that she likes Yun Zhao. Her master hesitated and advised her not to put too much hope as sometimes marriage is arranged based on family status. Nevertheless, Shi Jing said he will speak to Yun Zhao. Everyone in the sect laughed at FL on her wish to marry Yun Zhao. When Yun Zhao asked FL whether she was serious with her intention to marry him, FL lied to say it was only a joke.
FL knew her status was not on par with Yun Zhao hence she gave up the idea to marry Yun Zhao. FL put her attention to become a match maker for Yun Zhao and ML. During a gathering of all the wuxias and nuxias, FL identified a very pretty lady called Sui Mo Yun that seems compatible with Yun Zhao.
Through a misunderstanding, FL was betrothed to ML instead. It was only when Yun Zhao decided to leave Xiao Yuan Men Sect that FL found out that Yun Zhao actually likes her too. FL blamed herself for not realising the truth earlier and fell sick. ML came to see her and confessed his love for FL.
FL purposely presented a bad reputation to ML’s parent to get them to cancel the betrothal. No matter what she did, ML’s mother seems to like her. FL met Yun Zhao again in the capital city during a festival. Yun Zhao won a competition and asked the emperor to allow him to marry FL but was stopped by his own father. FL felt very complicated because she has seen how much Yun Zhao did for a chance to marry her.
FL got to know through Yun Zhao’s father her biological parents. FL could be related to Yun Zhao hence his father rejected them being together. FL’s mother killed Yun Zhao’s uncle so even if she was not related to the Yun’s family, she is the enemy’s daughter. FL’s maternal grandfather is Jing Bo Gong’s master, who was known as a demon sect. FL went to Jing Bo Gong with ML intended to meet her mother.
Shi Jing and Xiao Yun members came to rescue ML &FL trapped at Jing Bo Gong. Yun Zhao came too. Yun Zhao told FL that he overheard his dad’s conversation with her about her parents. However, he recently received a note to say that FL’s biological father is Shi Jing. Yun Zhao was hopeful for a chance to be with FL. Unfortunately, FL has decided to be with ML.
FL told Shi Jing that she has seen the similar types of clothing that she received every year at ML family’s clothing shop. They suspected that FL’s Mother (Murong Qiao) is staying in the capital city. FL, Shi Jing and ML tried a few tricks to get Murong Qiao to reveal herself but were not successful. Shi Jing suspected that the shop keeper (Gu Shao) is Murong Qiao, hence he told ML’s mum that he wants to marry Gu Shao. When Gu Shao rejected the proposal, Shi Jing said he will not let FL marry ML if Gu Shao does not marry him. At last Murong Qiao appeared and reunited with FL and Shi Jing.
ML’s has a childhood friend called Yu Mu Xi that looks like FL. Yu Mu Xi drugged FL with aphrodisiac and then sent an invitation to Yun Zhao for a meeting. Yu Mu Xi thought once FL has slept with Yun Zhao, she will get a chance to be ML. Unfortunately, ML ended up sleeping with FL instead. FL was upset that ML has never told her about Yu Mu Xi. She left when ML told Yu Mu Xi in the pretence that he cares about Yu Mu Xi.
FL travelled on her own and at last settled down in Suzhou city. She opened a martial arts centre to teach ladies martial arts to protect themselves. One day, a woman (Chen Ge Ge) came for help. CGG was abandoned by her husband and has no other place to go. She wanted to learn martial arts, in return, she will cooks and clean for FL as payment.
After being away for 6 months, FL decided to return home for the Lunar New Year. Chen Ge Ge insisted on accompanying FL. FL later discovered that Chen Ge Ge was actually ML disguising himself with the help of FL’s mother. ML cleared their misunderstandings and tricked FL to marry him at last.