I am an action/adventure or history book guy. I don't know why I picked this book but I'm glad I did. I thought it was a great story about a life totally different than anything I know (as an American). I am amazed someone recalls so much detail, but I'm glad this woman did. Kind of left me wondering who her son is (implied he is alive and living in the US). The life story actually works a lot like a plot with a good ending, too. I will probably be reminded of things in this book for a long time. I'm not sure the movie can top this, and might not want to ruin things be seing it.
I could not stop listening to this audiobook to the point that I found myself strolling for hours outdoors with my headset on, immersed in different world, instead of doing my schoolwork. FAscinating and well narrated story.
I frankly do not understand why this book is liked by so many. The story is long, and drags on for quite a while. Besides, methinks that a lot of the story has been left out - assuming that it is a life story. The picutre painted is a well-contained and a well-orchestrated one. Overall, I was very dissappointed with the book, especially given the great reviews that I got from most of my friends.
Well worth the listen. I can't wait now to see the movie. This selection brings you into the life of the Geisha and keeps you wondering what will happen next. It has all the twists and intrique of a ficitional novel. Characters are well defined and while looking at how many hours it is supposed to be I wish it was still going because it was worth every minute.
Having already read the book I was somewhat hesitant to download and listen to it. The decision, it turned out, was a good one. The listening experience was far more rewarding then the reading....the narrator was excellent and she brought all the charactors to life. I was sorry to hear it end......I enjoyed it that much.....download and enjoy!
Legal Thrillers, crime, fiction. humor and a bit of management sprinkled with some self improvement. All through Audible.
Memoirs have not got any serious content. It has a beginning and an end of an ordinary story. If you want to make interesting discussion on a dinner table you have found the book. It should have been called the operating practices of Geishas and their ordeals.
Written well, spoken well but about an uninteresting life. I could not find the spark that made it so famous.
I loved listening to Memoirs of a Geisha. It was just one of those books that you would find yourself thinking about in the middle of doing something else....like in the middle of work. I couldn't wait to get done work at night so I could get in the car and listen some more. I felt as thought I knew Sayuri and was sad to see her go when I got to the end of the book. This book is a definite recommend.