A Spy in the House of Love

By: Anais Nin
Narrated by: Marcyanne Hannemann
Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Beautiful, bored, and bourgeoisie, Sabina leads a double life inspired by her relentless desire for brief encounters with near strangers. Fired into faithlessness by a desperate longing for sexual fulfillment, she weaves a sensual web of deceit across New York. But when the secrecy of her affairs becomes too much to bear, Sabina makes a late-night phone call to a stranger from a bar and begins a confession that captivates the unknown man and soon inspires him to seek her out....

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Anaïs Nin never fails to amaze

Another classic Nin work. Psycho sexual and definitely ahead of its time. Deadpan narrator but it works.

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Terrible narration

I absolutely love Anais Nin and this story but the reading of it was so monotone and awful I could hardly get through it. To whoever published this audiobook, please re-record this narrator is terrible.

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Flat audio narration put me to sleep

I should have sampled before I bought. I thought I might dislike the writing itself, but it was the narrator's flat delivery that was the worst aspect of this audiobook. Each time I heard that drone, I wanted to go to sleep. It was only a notch or two above a robotic reading.

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Anais Nin is incredible

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Solid read, great book, good quality.

“I prefer empty cages, Sabina, until I find a unique bird I once saw in my dreams.”

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Love this book, great audiobook!

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The narrator gives a nice, traditional straight read. It really serves the work. If you're an anais nin fan you must listen. Thanks!

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Anais Nin is Always Special

Never hear of this narrator before but what a great book! Simple, direct performance and amazing tale of weirdness from Nin.

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Oh Wow, this is cool!

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Very cool book. Very lovely reading. Straight and deadpan, but appropriate. Anais Nin is amazing.

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Straight read of a great book

I liked this reading. At first it was a bit simple but it grew on me and I'm happy with it. Two thumbs up.

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A Spy In The House Of Love is special

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Anais Nin is the best. So weird and cool. This book's narrator is a bit flat but I think it works. I'd say get this and listen today.

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COOL!

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I liked it a lot. Different sort of straight forward narration but it works. Loved anais nin. Everything she touches is magic.