Polson, MT, United States
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  • The Buddha in the Attic

  • By: Julie Otsuka
  • Narrated by: Samantha Quan, Carrington MacDuffie
  • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 241

In eight incantatory sections, The Buddha in the Attic traces the extraordinary lives of young Japanese brides, from their arduous journey by boat, where they exchange photographs of their husbands, imagining uncertain futures in an unknown land; to their arrival in San Francisco and their tremulous first nights as new wives; to their backbreaking work picking fruit in the fields and scrubbing the floors of white women; to their struggles to master a new language and a new culture; to their experiences in childbirth, and then as mothers....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating topic, irritating writing style

  • By Lydia on 08-26-11

enjoyable listen

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-12

Where does The Buddha in the Attic rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

written too much like Gothic for me, cute. third person narrative loses it at times.

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