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The Vagina Monologues | [Eve Ensler]

The Vagina Monologues

The Vagina Monologues is a moving, poignant and often hilarious play, which celebrates female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. Originally drawn from a collection of interviews conducted by Eve Ensler, the Obie Award-winning play gives voice to some of the most intimate, rarely shared fantasies and fears of women from all walks of life.

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Publisher's Summary

A poignant and hilarious tour of the last frontier, the ultimate forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. Hailed as the bible for a new generation of women, it has been performed in cities all across America and at hundreds of college campuses, and has inspired a dynamic grassroots movement - V-Day - to stop violence against women. Witty and irreverent, compassionate, and wise, Eve Ensler's Obie Award-winning masterpiece gives voice to real women's deepest fantasies and fears, guaranteeing that no one who hears it will ever look at a woman's body, or think of sex, in quite the same way again.

"I am so pleased to present this just-recorded audio edition of my play for people to hear in America and around the world," Ensler said. "Often during my travels performing and in discussions about The Vagina Monologues, many people have asked me to make a recording so that they could listen to it again and again. With the online introduction coming just before V-Day 2001, it also means a lot to me that the audible.com sales of The Vagina Monologues will help support the expanding movement to stop violence against women."

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Executive Producer: Karen DiMattia
Producer: Paul Ruben
Cover photo ©1999 Joan Marcus
Photo Credit: Susan Johann
©1998, 2001 by Eve Ensler
(P)2001 Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Spellbinding, funny, and almost unbearably moving...it is both a work of art and an incisive piece of cultural history, a poem and a polemic, a performance and a balm and a benediction." (Variety)

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    Colleen Brighton, MO, USA 01-05-07
    Colleen Brighton, MO, USA 01-05-07
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    "The Vagina Monologues"

    What an interesting collection of different viewpoints. I am so glad that the person who read the book was the one who actually wrote the book. No other person could have done this.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Maureen Vancouver, BC, Canada 04-27-05
    Maureen Vancouver, BC, Canada 04-27-05
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    "Way too short for audio"

    Although I found this book funny and lite, I think it might be better to see it in a live play instead. To spend the time listening to the book or to spend it on a nice night out at a theatre, laughing and sharing it with friends would be much more enjoyable....go for the play! I found it ended too soon and left me wanting something more.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    James South Pasadena, CA, USA 03-02-05
    James South Pasadena, CA, USA 03-02-05 Member Since 2003
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    "Not bad, but not funny."

    Once the shock value wears off, this is another socially/politically correct diatribe. It's entertaining, but it's not funny.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Emmy Mandeville, LA, USA 01-11-05
    Emmy Mandeville, LA, USA 01-11-05
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    "Eh."

    The stage production I saw last year was so GOOD! But, as an audiobook, I couldn't even finish it. Her voice gets SO annoying, especially when she tries to do "characters." A different narrator waould make this easier to listen to. All in all, it's a bit disappointing. Next time your local women's group does a production, go see it, but don't bother with this version.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Anna west fargo, ND, USA 01-04-03
    Anna west fargo, ND, USA 01-04-03
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    "don't listen when the kids are around"

    This was extremely funny. I think I heard the word "Vagina" more in this than I have my whole life. Only problem is that if you have small children--don't let them listen. There is a lot of profanity.

    46 of 63 people found this review helpful
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    Ursula Kensington, MD, United States 09-14-03
    Ursula Kensington, MD, United States 09-14-03 Member Since 2002
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    "Not a successful audio experience"

    The narrator's voice was grating. The author confuses vagina with vulva,which I found annoying. I kept wondering why this book was so popular. Perhaps a live show and audience interaction are critical to appreciating this work. It didn't work for me in audio alone.

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    Kindal Pemberton, NJ, USA 03-06-07
    Kindal Pemberton, NJ, USA 03-06-07
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    "Maybe better as a play"

    Not quite the entertainment I'd expected. The voice of the narrator was slightly irritating and the content was less than funny. Not sure how the content had the national effect it did.

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    Paul Yardley, PA, United States 03-05-05
    Paul Yardley, PA, United States 03-05-05 Member Since 2003
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    "The Vagina Momolgues (unabridged)"

    This is one of the worst audiobooks I've ever listened to. I did not finish it which I was the first time after more than 100 previous books. It's just blather.

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    cat man Ca 03-10-05
    cat man Ca 03-10-05 Member Since 2004

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    "Don't bother............."

    Listen to the clip, it's the high point of a unusually pointless and crude "book".

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Claire Hamburg, N/A, Germany 05-17-03
    Claire Hamburg, N/A, Germany 05-17-03
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    "A Thought Provoking Listen"

    I have never heard anything like it. It is truly eye opening and thought provoking and I wish I'd listened to it years ago.

    The opening chat with Eve Ensler is informative, if a little slow, however once the main part of the monologues started I didn't see the time pass.

    Truly inspiring, a great listen.

    11 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    "Speaking the Unspoken"

    Eve Ensler's stories are funny, moving, sad and sometimes thoroughly shocking - not for the frank and open discussion on vaginas but for revealing that such a massive part of women's - and men's - lives is largely taboo. Highly recommended.

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