Get Your Free Audiobook

After 30 days, Audible is ₹199/mo. Cancel anytime.

OR

Publisher's Summary

A captivating and magical story set in 1930s Malaysia about a dance-hall girl and an orphan boy who are brought together by a series of unexplained deaths and an old Chinese superstition about men who turn into tigers.

They say a tiger that devours too many humans can take the form of a man and walk amongst us....

In 1930s colonial Malaya, a dissolute British doctor receives a surprise gift of an 11-year-old Chinese houseboy. Sent as a bequest from an old friend, young Ren has a mission: to find his dead master's severed finger and reunite it with his body. Ren has 49 days, or else his master's soul will roam the earth forever. 

Ji Lin, an apprentice dressmaker, moonlights as a dance-hall girl to pay her mother's debts. One night, Ji Lin's dance partner leaves her with a gruesome souvenir that leads her on a crooked, dark trail. 

As time runs out for Ren's mission, a series of unexplained deaths occur amid rumours of tigers who turn into men. In their journey to keep a promise and discover the truth, Ren and Ji Lin's paths will cross in ways they will never forget.

Captivating and lushly written, The Night Tiger explores the rich world of servants and masters, ancient superstition and modern ambition, sibling rivalry and unexpected love. Woven through with Chinese folklore and a tantalizing mystery, this novel is a pause-resister of the highest order.

©2019 Yangsze Choo (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

More from the same

What listeners say about The Night Tiger

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    59
  • 4 Stars
    27
  • 3 Stars
    8
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    61
  • 4 Stars
    15
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    50
  • 4 Stars
    19
  • 3 Stars
    9
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Engrossing story with a wonderful narration!

Enjoyed listening to this story quite a bit. Set in 1930s colonial/British-ruled Malaysia, or Malaya as it was known, this is an engrossing story that combines myths, folklore and modern ideas.
The twist at the end is so subtle, yet powerful and unexpected that it catches you totally by surprise.
I also enjoyed the play on the 5 Confucian virtues.
The narration by the author gives it a whole different depth. Ms. Choo has voiced the different characters so well that I can almost picture all of them.

The one thing I didn't like was the romance between the girl and her step-brother, which I found to be wholly unrelated and honestly, quite irrelevant to the story.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

If only I could have given this a 6 star !!!!

This book is hands down the best read in 2019. I actually didn't want to finish this one. The writing is so so good and you will be lost in the world of Ren and Li Jin. I loved the narration too.
6 🌟 out of 5!!!!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Splendid

Simply loved it... difficult to stop listening. Beautiful story line.
You can visualize every bit of detail as the author herself narrates the story in clear and simple use of vocabulary.
Definitely recommend it to people who love a combination of mystery and romance...

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely amazing!

Brilliantly written and Brilliantly narrated. One of the most enchanting stories I've listened to. So glad i used my credit on this one 😊

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Enriching and gripping

Such a beautiful and craftily written tale of 5 people whose lives get connected to each other in strange ways. wonderful narration too.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Entertaining

It has the story of love ..loss...friendship.. divorce.. miscarriage... murder...mystery...
It's a complete package. Narration gets more and more better as we move forward

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant audiobook

This book is enchanting in a way. The narration by author Yangsze Choo is absolutely on point. The story is easy going still captivating. Trust me, once you start, you wouldn't want to stop.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Delightful!

It is both a light and thoroughly engaging book, replete with characters that are absolutely wonderful. The narration really adds to the experience of the book, I think this is one of the few books that work better as audio than on paper.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • NP
  • 03-08-20

An enthralling story

The Night Tiger provides a great insight into Chinese and Malaysian superstitions. The story overall was very entertaining and the narration was good too.

I absolutely loved Ren and his relationship with Ahlong. While Ji Lin was a character I could sympathize with, I personally wasn't in favor of the way her story ends.

Overall, the book is worth a listen. There was never a boring moment.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

engaging and enjoyable story

Just read The Night Tiger by Yangtze Choo. It was a delightful read. After a long time I read a book which was impossible to put down.

The story takes place in Malaysia. The main proganist is a girl named Zhi which means wisdom in Chinese. It is one of the 5 Confucian virtues. She has a step brother who is called Xin, which incidentally is another Confucian virtue, trustworthiness. Zhi shares a karmik bond with her step brother and another set of twins named after another two Confucian virtues.

It is impossible to pin down the genre of the book. It is a historical fiction based in colonial Malaysia, it has elements of magical realism seamlessly weaving the local myths and superstitions. It is also a love story and a murder mystery. There is an endearing simplicity and innocence in the characters and you feel invested in each of them. Whenever I put down the book, the characters stayed in my mind and i couldn't wait to get back to the story.

If you looking for some light reading to put a smile on your face, this is the book for you. #Books

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Vidar
  • 16-11-19

Excellent performance by the author

Some great components came together to make for a very likable listening experience. I loved the way Chinese and Malay folklore was seamlessly woven into the story. I also loved the strong female character, Ji lin. The narrator did a fantastic job. Highly recommend!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sarah
  • 22-04-19

A fantastic book!

I loved this book - I love the Asian history and traditions mixed in with intrigue and a loved story too. Brilliant!! Well worth it. I am heartbroken it is over x

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • kk
  • 28-08-19

Poor narration

Narrator's intonation is annoying. Pauses in wrong places. I couldn't stick with it even after changing the speed to see if it would help.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Reader
  • 09-05-20

Don't be put off by the narration

Initially I struggled with the strange stop/start, halting style of the narrator and didn't think I'd be able to keep listening. I'm so glad I persevered as I really enjoyed the story. The characters are very endearing.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Ida Muslim
  • 10-05-21

An adult fairy tale

Being born in Malaysia, I found this book- storyline, characters, description of life in pre-independence Malaya-thoroughly enjoyable. It reminded me of the bedtime stories my mum used to read me as a kid, and having this read to me as an Audible book has temporarily made me feel like a child again! I sometimes get distracted when I listen to audiobooks but this story had me gripped from the first word. Might not be everyone’s cup of tea but I loved it.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • jesscat77
  • 28-04-21

Fantastic!

Such a wonderful book, strong and likeable characters, interesting story about people, life and culture and some mystery and magic too. The author narrates and has a great voice which I loved listening to. I’m looking out for her next book now. I feel sad it has ended

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • PHPH968
  • 17-04-21

Enchanting

Unusual story. A spellbounding mixture of oriental folklore, supernatural, family, love and mystery. Highly recommend.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-03-21

Beautiful

Just a little long but worth it was it's a beautiful story and so well read by the author

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jay Byrd
  • 22-03-21

Deep and occasionally steamy.

Loved it. Kept wishing I could stop doing everything else and find out what happened next.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-01-21

Good story, if you like everything tied up at the end this is for you!

Good start, then I wondered where it was all going, it meandered a little and I’m not sure whether the characters were developed enough to merit that.
However, about 1/2 to 2/3 through it really picked up again and I thoroughly enjoyed the plot right to the end.
Interesting too about Chinese culture and I thought the interplay between the living and the dead was really well done.
I would definitely recommend this book

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • MichelleC
  • 20-01-21

Beautiful

I loved this book. It transports you back in time to 1930’s Malaysia and weaves a mysterious tale of murder, love and ancient Chinese superstition. Beautifully written and narrated by the author, it will stay with me for a long time.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • moo
  • 08-01-21

Twist and turns a plenty

This was a book full of great characters and a story line that weaves in and out connecting one with all

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Emily
  • 25-04-19

The Night Tiger Audiobook

I think I would have enjoyed this more if I had of read it rather than listened to it as an audiobook. It took a long time for me to realise that each chapter were alternating characters and therefore it was hard to follow.
I’ll be reading this again, in book form.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Avril
  • 13-04-19

A good read

A good read but a little light. I like to work out some things for myself. Needs a twist

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 18-09-20

I really wanted to like this

Enjoyed the narration by the author but the story left me feeling disappointed. Was really hoping it would get better but it just didn't happen.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Adelaide Swinhoe
  • 07-10-19

excellent

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The mystery and symmetry and the imagery were stimulating. The narrator was easy to listen to. I don't know if there is a second book or a series, but I will be keeping an eager eye out. There is certainly scope and set-up, enough, for it.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Susan Myers
  • 19-06-19

I wanted to love it

I really wanted to love this book as I’ve been hoping for more authentic voices to come out of South East Asia, but in the end I found it rather forgettable. The characters didn’t resonate and the story was just not very believable.