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  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa See
  • Narrated by: Janet Song
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292

Lily is haunted by memories of who she once was, and of a person, long gone, who defined her existence. She has nothing but time now, as she recounts the tale of Snow Flower and asks the gods for forgiveness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Laugh a little Cry a little Love All

  • By Patricia on 11-11-09

Still Amazing on my 3rd read through

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-18

I first read this book in my woman’s studies in college. When I was assigned this book I was reluctant. After I started to read I couldn’t put it down. The narrator is amazing and I highly suggest this book if you are reading to have a lesson in woman’s trials in ancient China and feeling the heartbreak along the way.

  • Elminster: The Making of a Mage

  • Forgotten Realms: Elminster, Book 1
  • By: Ed Greenwood
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 782
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 781

In ancient days, sorcerers sought to learn the One True Spell that would give them power over all the world and understanding of all magic.... The One True Spell was a woman, and her name was Mystra - and her kisses were wonderful. It is the time before Myth Drannor, when the Heartlands are home to barbarians, and wicked dragons rule the skies. In these ancient days, Elminster is but a shepherd boy, dreaming of adventure and heroics. When a dragon-riding magelord sweeps down upon him, though, the boy is thrust into a world of harsh realities, corrupt rulers, and evil sorcerers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love El, Classic to me.

  • By Wesley McLendon on 11-20-15

Bad narrators

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-18

I was so excited to hear this book and found myself feeling forced to listen to the most boring individual. So sad this was ruined by the narrator.

  • Memoirs of a Geisha

  • By: Arthur Golden
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,412
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,538

In a voice both haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri describes her life as a geisha. Taken from her home at the age of nine, she is sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. Witness her transformation as you enter a world where appearances are paramount, virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder, women beguile powerful men, and love is scorned as illusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Linda on 02-01-03

Beautiful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-18

I was first exposed to this story by the movie. I just loved it. When I bought this book I was super excited to listen and it was more beautiful than the movie. The narrator was amazing and this was truly worth my time.

  • The Moon in the Palace

  • The Empress of Bright Moon, Book 1
  • By: Weina Dai Randel
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 127

There is no easy path for a woman aspiring to power. A concubine at the palace learns quickly that there are many ways to capture the emperor's attention. Many paint their faces white and style their hair attractively, hoping to lure in the One Above All with their beauty. Some present him with fantastic gifts, such as jade pendants and scrolls of calligraphy, while others rely on their knowledge of seduction to draw his interest. But young Mei knows nothing of these womanly arts, yet she will give the emperor a gift he can never forget.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • One of the most annoying narrations

  • By Foodiewife on 01-28-17

Moving story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-18

I was a little apprehensive to buy this book, but I am so happy I did. It is a story that tugs at all the emotions I have. I am so happy I bought this book. The Narrator was not my favorite and I wished it was told better but nevertheless I am happy with my purchase.

  • Interview with the Vampire

  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,329

Here are the confessions of a vampire. Hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly erotic, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force - a story of danger and flight, of love and loss, of suspense and resolution, and of the extraordinary power of the senses. It is a novel only Anne Rice could write. From the Paperback edition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unabridged at last - First class

  • By Hilary on 08-16-11

Amazingly Told by Simon Vance

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-27-18

Would you consider the audio edition of Interview with the Vampire to be better than the print version?

WIth Simon Vance narrating I felt entranced and submerged into this book.

What did you like best about this story?

The whole story is great, I cannot choose just one thing

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

I have not and I think he is just amazing

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

#throughtheeyesoflouie