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Memoirs of a Geisha Audiobook

Memoirs of a Geisha

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Publisher's Summary

Nitta Sayuri tells us in a voice at once haunting and startlingly immediate of her life as a geisha. Her story begins in a poor fishing village in 1929, when, as a nine-year-old girl with unusual blue-gray eyes, she is taken from her home and sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. We witness her transformation as we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl's virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as illusion.

It is a unique and triumphant work of fiction - at once romantic, erotic, suspenseful - and completely unforgettable.

©1997 Arthur Golden; (P)1999 Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Rarely has a world so closed and foreign been evoked with such natural assurance." (The New Yorker)
"Captivating, minutely imagined...You are seduced completely." (Washington Post Book World)

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    Jami VICTOR, NY, United States 04-12-14
    Jami VICTOR, NY, United States 04-12-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Too Much Abridging"

    I enjoyed the story and the narration, but I think that too much was taken out in the abridged version. I had not seen the movie nor read the complete book and thought that this would give me a good overview of the story. However, I felt parts were choppy and not connected, so I read the reviews of the full-length book. To my surprise, there were many parts that seemed to be relevant to the story that were not included that I thought would have been helpful, even in an abridged version. This did pique my interest enough that I borrowed the full-length version from the library and am currently reading it to fill in the gaps. My advice is that if you are really interested in the whole story, get the full length version.

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    Abdulaziz Shaab, Kuwait 03-07-12
    Abdulaziz Shaab, Kuwait 03-07-12
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    "Great Narration. and beautiful story"
    What made the experience of listening to Memoirs of a Geisha the most enjoyable?

    The way Elaina Erika Davis narrate the book, is really incredible, unbelievable. She has such an ability on controlling the accent she is using, to help our imagination in illustrating the characters. She has the power to hold every word she is saying, and shoot it, like a Bullet, aimed to the target in each sentence.My admiring increased, after I searched for other books she had narrated. I Noticed she is very different, in each book she narrated, entirely different.Amazing reading, with great simple act, logical feelings during all the readings.I call the style of narrating this book, is an artistic Narration.I recommend to read this book for many reasons, on top ofall reasons, is the way Elaina Erika Davis Narrated Good luck


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    Karen Strongsville, OH, USA 09-01-09
    Karen Strongsville, OH, USA 09-01-09
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    "excellent in every way"

    This was an absolutely wonderful book in every way. The narrator was top notch and the writing drew me into a completely different world. The abridgement was excellent-I would not have known it is much longer unabridged. I may even get the unabridged version to to experience more magic. Highly recommended if you love a good read and don't have a lot of time.

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