I listened to about 75% of this book and then I just stopped. There was no happy in the book, and I didn't care what happened next. The reader was pleasant and did a great job. I don't think it is a bad book, but I found it all depressing with a hopeless feeling. Just not for me.
I would definitely tell othes to read this wonderful story.very real and heartbreaking.
I love when fiction is close to reality, and when it shows me a glimpse of other cultures and this did both of those things.
Its not suspenseful, yet you are sad when it is over
This has been my favorite novel from audible do far, not one I will soon forget
Dignity of the heroine (I don't want to spoil the story for others)
An easy listen with minor historical input woven into the storyline.
Touching and endearing characters which you feel you know personally by the end of the book.
I would definitely have a look at other books by this author
Really good I was hooked!
None completely different
Cho cho I loved how she developed from a shy innocent naive girl to a strong independent woman
Give it a try!!
This book had a lot of potential with interesting subject matter and historical interest. However unlike other listeners I cant wait for it to end to get to other books in my library. I usually hate being interrupted while listening but find I can easily have a brief conversation and go back to listening without having missed anything. I feel a sense of annoyance with all the characters simply because they are either jerks or completely spineless. The narrator sounds as though she's reading to a child so a bit patronizing. Might be OK as a movie.
an engrossing story
an enchanting story of enduring love.
well worth downloading. A beautifully written story and beatifully narrated.
Say something about yourself!
The author--Doubtful; the narrator--perhaps
the Americans were protrayed in embarassingly trite ways and Jo-Jo (aka Butterfly) and anything Japanese in such unbelievably pathetic terms that I could not finish this book--such a sad use of the opera--the author's treatment of people from these different cultures added support to my earlier comment.
A waste of 5 dollars.