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Story of O Audiobook

Story of O

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Publisher's Summary

O is a young, beautiful fashion photographer in Paris. One day her lover, René, takes her to a château, where she is enslaved, with René's approval, and systematically sexually assaulted by various other men. Later, René turns O over to Sir Stephen, an English friend who intensifies the brutality. But the final humiliation is yet to come.

©1965 Grove Press, Inc. (P)2012 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"A rare thing, a pornographic book well written and without a trace of obscenity." (Graham Greene)

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    D. Stutzman Illinois 04-25-16
    D. Stutzman Illinois 04-25-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Disturbing"
    What did you love best about Story of O?

    I enjoyed the story. I was surprised at the content with it being written in the 1950s.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the character of O. Like the view she gave of this world she went into and showing her adaption to that world.


    Have you listened to any of Käthe Mazur’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I have not.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not moved as much as disturbed me. To allow yourself to be treated that way.


    Any additional comments?

    Good read. Anyone who reads 50 Shades and has the view of the Dom/Sub from that should read this to see what a true relationship like that is more about.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dominique san bernardino, CA, United States 03-23-16
    Dominique san bernardino, CA, United States 03-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    just wow I can't say I liked the ending but the story was amazing! definitely a must listen

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    Tokeyna 02-22-16
    Tokeyna 02-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "not erotic at all"

    once I got through the first hour of the narrator's droning on and on, I was excited to finally start the book. I've read mixed reviews so I wasn't sure what to expect. It never really got much better. there's no explanation of O, her love, no reason for such devotion to Rene. Through out the book of found myself saying WHY??? What did he do to earn this? There was no answer, and he turns out to be a jerk.
    the ending was horrible, no reason or explanation. The love O believes she shares is an illusion, because you don't just dump on someone you love. For a minute I was fooled in to believing Sir Stephen loved her, but the ending proved me wrong. I think I might have better enjoyed this book if I had read it myself, instead of as an audio book.

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    Jennifer Helper, UT, United States 09-30-15
    Jennifer Helper, UT, United States 09-30-15 Member Since 2010

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    "Classic French Erotica"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was - if you are interested in the genre.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Pauline Reage? Why or why not?

    There are better French erotica writers.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I thought the narrator had a very nice voice for the part.


    Could you see Story of O being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Oh my - in my fantasy life it would star Juliette Binoche. I'm not holding my breath.


    Any additional comments?

    Again, it's a classic if you are into the genre. If not, skip it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Daniella 02-17-15
    Daniella 02-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Sadistic and creepy but riveting!"

    I had heard about this book all my life but never knew exactly how much it would make my ski. Crawl until I heard it! I couldn't stop listening to it though. How much torture and violation can person take?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    eclectic_pet New Caney, TX, United States 08-11-14
    eclectic_pet New Caney, TX, United States 08-11-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Not what I expected"
    Any additional comments?

    After all the hype I've heard about it over the years, I expected more. It was controvertial in its time, but now it is old hat

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon CASPER, WY, United States 01-07-14
    Sharon CASPER, WY, United States 01-07-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Definitely worth a listen"
    What did you love best about Story of O?

    Authentic passionate story. Quite a perspective from which to view life. A very different culture. Strangely seductuve.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica ewa, HI, United States 08-16-13
    Jessica ewa, HI, United States 08-16-13
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    "Sadness..."
    Would you listen to Story of O again? Why?

    I probably would


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The story in its self is just sad. While I didnt hate the book there is nothing erotic about the story.


    What aspect of Käthe Mazur’s performance would you have changed?

    nothing? She did fine.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It was nice to have a break to absorb the depth of what was happening.


    Any additional comments?

    We are all prisons of our own devise...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anne 04-01-13
    Anne 04-01-13
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    "Read once listened once"

    I read this a long time ago and was intrigued by the book. Lost the book and was thrilled to find it as an audible book. Listened to the book once so far, but will listen again. Still hard for me to understand what people will do to others. Lambs to the slaughter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 06-09-14
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 06-09-14 Member Since 2012

    Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!

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    "A tedious explanation of BDSM....."

    Remember this is "classic literature", I am more of a modern story listener myself, I did not enjoy this.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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