Sound of the Desert

Sound of the Desert (2014)

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Yu Jin was raised within the desert tribes of Xiong Nu, although her foster father is a Han. Under certain circumstances, she was forced to flee to Chang'an, the then capital of Early Han Dynasty,changing her name to Jin Yu along the way . Along her journey, she meets first the calm and kind Mo Xun (aka Jiu Ye, ninth master) , and later the handsome, cold, general Wei Wu Ji . read moreJin Yu falls for one, but was rejected. Will she untangle her love knot? Who will she choose in the end?

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    Ballad of the Desert; Da Mo Yao, Romance Of The Desert; Xing Yue Chuan Qi; 大漠谣; The Sound of Desert; Sun Moon Legend; Legend of the Moon and Star; 星月传奇; Romance in the Wind; The Sound of Desert; The Song of Desert;

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26 of 29 people found this review helpful
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Jan 17, 2015
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
We can start with the story. Already from the start, the story plot had me twisting in anticipation. At the most time when I thought I knew what was going to happen, it was the opposite. It is a very beautiful story, at the same time, it is kinda scary as it shows the darker side of the human nature.

I like the cast very much. I feel like the main characters read more had a excellent chemistry. Both of the male leaders portrayed their characters very well. And Xin Yue was also great.

I also enjoyed the music. At first, I didn't like the Bai Tou Yin by Della Ding as the music was a bit odd. But you grow to like the two songs by her as they play throughout the whole drama. Also, the opening song is also very nice and has really meaningful lyrics. Definitely a 10 from me!

Actually, I have rewatched this drama two times, and every single time I just couldn't stop watching. Even though I already seen it before. It is just so good.

Overall, I think they have made an excellent drama! I feel like the clothing and scenery was quite nice. I definitely recommend this one to everyone that loves for example Prince of Lan Ling, which is also one of my favorite drama.
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May 18, 2015
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 5.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
I began watching this because I like the female lead (same lady as Bu Bu Jing Xin) and was quite readily drawn into the story with 2 good looking guys vying for her attention. This is a period drama and the costumes and settings were quite impressive - I'm no expert but the sets, the dress, the accessories, mannerisms etc all looked excellent to me. I quite fancied doing a time warp read more thing to try it out!

Storyline? I liked it and the action and story developed well through all the many episodes - many times I felt like I was in the female lead's role and agonising over all the ups and downs and loving it all........until the final episode, when I felt it was a bit of a letdown. I'd like to request the writer/author/director to review the story and re-do it in a much better way, keep all the viewers happy!

I particularly liked the explanations of the plot coming through as "thoughts"in the actor's heads, which are helpful to those like me who don't really have much of a concept of ancient Chinese history or culture, and who really got lost sometimes along the way, due to archaic Chinese sayings etc that needed explaining.

Anyway, this is a good drama and I'd recommend it - the 36 episodes will go by in a jiffy and you won't notice the time as you follow the twists and turns along the way.
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The idea of finding that ideal love whom you can sacrifice a lot applies to both. They both have strong female leads, and plenty of twists in the plot to keep you interested.
Recommended by Sno
Sound of the Desert is the prequel to Cloud Song.
Cloud Song, although has different costumes and actors portraying each character, is written by Tong Hua also. Both series are great, so far.
Recommended by ChristinaS

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    Mary28 9 days ago

    Both guys are incredibly sweet, the summary makes it seem like Wu Ji is a jerk, but he's really not. I love them both. Currently in ep 12 and while the drama is slow pace, it still enjoyable.

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    LPA 14 days ago - edited

    This drama is an absolute must watch. I rate it 10 out of 10 (which I do rarely). The actors were excellent, the story, direction--everything was nearly perfect! I was pleasantly surprised to see the same leading actress in both (Liu Cecilia). I couldn't wait to watch each new episode and I will miss it now that I have finished the series, but I know I wlll watch it again without a doubt. It reminds me very much of another favorite drama, "Bu Bu Jing Xin" or as some call it, "Scarlet Heart-1" (the Chinese version, although the Korean version, "Scarlet Heart-Ryeo" is currently airing. It is also very good with similarities in the storyline, but a completely different drama. I am enjoying it.). If you are undecided, watch "Sound of the Desert" now. You won't be disappointed.
    In case you're interested, another great historical favorite of mine is "Prince of Lan Ling." If you haven't seen any of these yet, you're in for a great treat! Take care and enjoy.

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    saycheese Jun 26, 2016

    There's a reason for the 8.4 rating. Nice drama..

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    nuka Jun 22, 2016

    very addictive…it's first time I am watching Eddie acting and he is awesome, I am in love with his General Wei

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    Lucine Jun 11, 2016 - edited

    I cannot find this drama anywhere online :( dramafever indicates it's not available in my country! does anyone have a link that could work for me?

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      nuka Jun 22, 2016 - edited

      I am watching this on check if it works in your country

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      saycheese Jun 24, 2016 - edited

      there's eng sub on youtube from ep 1-32, ep 33-35 can be found on her twitter. user name starts with mJ

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    Ikstenom May 28, 2016

    I found this drama so great it continues to move me long after I've finished watching it. I am really satisfied with the end...But why oh why I still feel that lingering ache in my heart? Because true love endures...(sigh)

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    abracadabra May 22, 2016

    Excellent drama...

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    eoniii May 10, 2016

    Is this really til episode 36?
    Any uncut versions?

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    eoniii May 10, 2016 - edited
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      Domo Jun 10, 2016

      I think Cecilia acted her character out as positive and lively than cutesy, but you're right Xin Yue is best when she is spontaneous and carefree! Even though she was never one to manipulate others and their feelings, I also felt that she DID even without realizing, use Jiu Ye's feelings more than once to get him to help her. Honestly a man like Jiu Ye doesn't and probably will never exist, but the love he had for her was the greatest thing.

      This show was so awesome because of the cast who really brought each their characters to life ! Eddie and Hu Ge nailed it, Cecilia was a good fit

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      rainruma Sep 8, 2016 - edited

      I agree with you, Cecilia plays the character as spontaneous, carefree, positive and fun without being childish, clumsy or silly!
      That's to her credit ... she's not the best, but I have only seen her make her characters believable, strong, smart and fun .... she makes them attractive and likable.

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    Ayaki Nakahashi May 8, 2016

    I started watching it with low expectation, but it is such a GREAT drama! I highly recommend to anyone who loves unique plot and strong romantic couple!!!

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    Dreamer Apr 22, 2016

    I absolutely looooved this one. Very well written, with great cast, acting, plot and twists, beautiful scenery and amazing OST! Gonna rewatch it for sure. Satisfied ;-)!

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    June77 Apr 10, 2016

    I love Chinese historical movies but I never thought I'd fall into Chinese historical dramas. It's quite addictive actually, especially when it's well written like this one :)

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    Pras Apr 4, 2016 - edited

    Does anyone have link to the uncut version of this drama? Viki and youtube links are not available for me.

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    Domo Mar 15, 2016 - edited

    Rewatching this for the ... I've lost count already. But seriously this is one of those dramas that made me super thankful I've found it. I thought I shipped Mo Xun because he was her 'first love' but after watching this series many times over I still find myself shipping the Ninth Lord and Xin Yue!! Forever shipping these two and Hu Ge as Mo Xun is just one of the most poignantly beautiful characters ever

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    silvermcv Feb 29, 2016 - edited

    I just want to know if it has a happy ending. I dont mind a few tragedies but I feel like most of these dramas everyone just starts dying one by one and the ending feels unsatisfactory.

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      crimsonskyx Jun 6, 2016

      Who gets the girl? Spoiler me please :)

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      Domo Jun 8, 2016 - edited
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  • Aired:

    Oct 1, 2014 to Nov 27, 2014
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    Hunan TV
  • Duration:

    45 min.


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    8.3 (scored by 584 users)
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