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Story of O Audiobook

Story of O

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Publisher's Summary

O is a young, beautiful fashion photographer in Paris. One day her lover, René, takes her to a château, where she is enslaved, with René's approval, and systematically sexually assaulted by various other men. Later, René turns O over to Sir Stephen, an English friend who intensifies the brutality. But the final humiliation is yet to come.

©1965 Grove Press, Inc. (P)2012 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"A rare thing, a pornographic book well written and without a trace of obscenity." (Graham Greene)

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    Barbara 04-22-17
    Barbara 04-22-17
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    "in the name of love"

    loved it, extremely sad to me, but it is an awesome eye opener in human relationships !

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    Stephen Marlborough, CT, United States 01-02-17
    Stephen Marlborough, CT, United States 01-02-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Maybe a good story"

    But ruined by a ridiculously long essay at the beginning. An essay that goes not about the book in great detail, including telling the ending of the book.

    It should have been put at the end.

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    Teagan Winkler 12-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "An arousing novel for all your senses."

    I was so enthralled and enslaved by this novel that I found my neck jerking with each tug of O's collar, my heart jumping with anticipation of O's punishments, and my body squirming in reaction to the strikes of the riding crop. The narrator did a fantastic job of speaking with the mood of the novel. The only criticism I have is for the last few pages of the book. The second ending was rather rushed and condensed for such a marvelously descritive novel.

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    Creole 12-14-16
    Creole 12-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "erotic and provoking"

    The ending was a bit surprising. I expected more for someone so devoted to her submission. Being female myself this was very disappointing. but a good story for the most part.

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    Alea 12-07-16
    Alea 12-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "wonderful"

    the voices Mazur uses are perfect for the characters and nothing is over acted. I loved this book and will definitely return to it in the future!

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    buffy 11-15-16
    buffy 11-15-16
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    "different
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    I finished the book just to see what became of o only to be left with a vague ending. this is definitely not an erotica novel in my opinion. it did provoke feelings and emotions. it was a strange and curious story to say the least

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    Antonio Simon, Jr. 10-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Crazy, misguided, dangerous love"

    Still a better love story than "Twilight" or "50 Shades." Everyone who thinks those two "love stories" are good literature ought to elevate their game and read "Story of O." And remember: all the crazy stuff that happens in the book is fully consensual because it's all done out of love.

    "Story of O" is a crazy love story. As in, no one would be so crazy as to love someone so much as to subject themselves to such torture. And yet, such is the case with O, the titular character, who allows herself to be subjugated the point where she has no name and is referred to only by that letter. While it's a well-written piece of literature, the characters are flat at best and unbelievable at worst. And then the story falls flat at the end, wrapping up in a matter that feels unsatisfying.

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    Aurora R. 10-01-16
    Aurora R. 10-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Could not finish"

    I could not finish after a few chapters. I found it too disturbing to listen to. I cant really give this a fair rating since I only heard a few chapters.

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    Moving Target 08-17-16

    Snark

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    "As a novel, it ain't much."

    Excellent reader, disappointing book. The book has no climax, no denouement, no resolution.

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    D. Stutzman Illinois 04-25-16
    D. Stutzman Illinois 04-25-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Disturbing"
    What did you love best about Story of O?

    I enjoyed the story. I was surprised at the content with it being written in the 1950s.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the character of O. Like the view she gave of this world she went into and showing her adaption to that world.


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

    No I have not.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not moved as much as disturbed me. To allow yourself to be treated that way.


    Any additional comments?

    Good read. Anyone who reads 50 Shades and has the view of the Dom/Sub from that should read this to see what a true relationship like that is more about.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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