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Memoirs of a Geisha (Unabridged)

by Arthur Golden

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Nitta Sayuri tells us in a voice at once haunting and startlingly immediate of her life as a geisha. Her story begins in a poor fishing village in 1929, when, as a nine-year-old girl with unusual blue-gray eyes, she is taken from her home and sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. We witness her transformation as we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl's virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as illusion. It is a unique and triumphant work of fiction - at once romantic, erotic, suspenseful - and completely unforgettable.

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Great book, horrible narration

Memoirs of a Geisha is quite possibly one of the best books I have ever read. I've read the book multiple times but it was so good I wanted the audiobook as well, but after listening to this I wish I had not wasted my money on it. The speaker is so boring and monotone! It literally sounds like a robot and it completely kills the mystique. The abridged version sounds like it has a better narration - but of course they cut a ton out. My advice is not to buy either one. Go and purchase the book and read it, it's worth it and it goes by really fast, you won't want to put it down.

simply amazing.

simply amazing. My friend Minako recomended it to me, saying it was good, and she was right. yeah, Im a guy and i liked it.

Fascinating story. Truly awful narration.

Captivating story read in a dreadful, monotone, droning voice. I completely hated the narrator & instead of becoming drawn into this wonderful story, I felt assaulted every time I turned on my iPod & heard that cold, miserable voice begin the story again. Only able to finish because of the quality of the writing.

Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha (Unabridged)
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  • Narrator: Bernadette Dunne
  • Published: 1997
  • Category: Fiction
  • Provider: Random House AudioBooks
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