The Delta Of Venus

By: Anais Nin
Narrated by: Ingrid Pitt
Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (188 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Anais Nin is undoubtedly a great writer. In Delta of Venus, she welcomes us into a world of new experiences where she demands that 'sex be mixed with tears, laughter, promises....new faces, dancing and wine.'

This ground breaking collection of stories explores aspects of female sexuality long unexposed until Anais opened what she herself was to call 'that Pandora's box.' It is brave, fearless and compelling.

Ingrid Pitt reads our production. When she slapped Richard Burton across the face in 'Where Eagles Dare' her career was launched. She has not looked back appearing in films such as 'Countess Dracula', 'The House That Dripped Blood' and the SAS saga 'Who Dares Wins'.

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  • 05-10-19

The Reader's Mouth Noises

The woman reading this book is barely speaking above a whisper and consequently you can hear every gross wet, spitty noise her mouth makes as she's speaking. I also thought I heard kids in the background at one point. This book was recommended to me on Reddit but I can't listen to it at all, ugh.

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A Fantastic Journey Into the Women's Sexual Mind

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I haven't listened to many audiobooks yet, but this one was fantastic, the writing is sexy without telling every detail, allowing your mind to fill in the blanks and creating an image. The characters aren't completely fleshed out and I found myself sometimes forgetting who's perspective we were following. But all in all a great erotic novel.

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Umm...

What disappointed you about The Delta Of Venus?

The narrator made it almost impossible to listen to the book. Not sure if it was the way the book was read or if that is the way she normally speaks.

Would you be willing to try another one of Ingrid Pitt’s performances?

I believe I would not, her voice is not very "book friendly" for me.

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Wow!

What an earful! The narrator's whispery, filmy voice, her fab accent, the dizzying content, its all just a big sugary earful! Anyone who fancies themselves having lived a previous life as a film noir star, or as a courtesan, or some sort of glam girl, will loooooove this book.

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Anais Nin, mother of female erotic expression.

This book is old and classic. It's not what I expected; it's hotter than any fantasy a man has ever written. Anais Nin was an amazing woman. Her writings aloud be to see myself and women in general as truly sexual beings, with a complexity only a female could understand. This is pornographic, to be sure, but from a time where it was unheard of. If your open to exploring female sexual fantasy (not lesbian, but very feminine), take a shot at it. Many women find it offensive. That's why we've gone wrong somewhere. We should celebrate such a woman. None the less, be prepared.

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good, but not complete

I was using audible for my book club and disnt realize until I got to my party that this isn't the whole book. they've left chapters out. and until you listen to the whole think, you dont even know what has been left out.

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Great narrator

Such poetic writing. It was my first time purchasing a book bug anais nin. The narrator is what made the book great for me.

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A great re-read

Would you listen to The Delta Of Venus again? Why?

yes, this is the scond time around for me!

What did you like best about this story?

Descriptive, you can almost smell taste and feel the descriptions of the items involved!

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene describing this gentlemen's perfume!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh

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So sultry

The narrator is absolutely perfect, sounds as timeless as it feels to read in print. Lovely job.

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Terrible narrator

I find it impossible to stand this strange dragging voice that absolutely kills the text.

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  • 02-27-13

Lovely vintage erotica

Here is a set of light, innocent stories from bohemian Paris, which are deliciously sensual and erotic.

But the most sensual part is Ingrid Pitt! Audible, if you are listening, I want Ingrid Pitt crooning all my erotic stories to me! :-)

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