I have admired Amy Tan's ability to draw me into another world for a long time. My favorite book is The Hundred Secret Senses. Listening to Amy Tan read her story is also fun because she can so effortlessly switch from an American accent to a Chinese one. But Audible's copy of this story is so horrible that I can't believe they made me pay nearly $20 for such a crappy download. This was not my first listen to this book. I used to check it out once in a while from my local library, and the 5 year old cassettes with maybe a 100 checkouts had better sound quality! Amy Tan sounds like she is reading from inside a paper bag. Audible.com should be embarrassed as I know that the initial production was fine.
All that aside - I love the story, I love Amy's reading, and I always thoroughly enjoy taking that trip to China with
If you decide to purchase and listen to this story, stay till the end. That is the best part. That's all I'll say :)
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