Memoirs of a Geisha
- Narrated by: Noriko Aida
- Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 22-02-06
- Language: English
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
"Astonishing...breathtaking....You are seduced completely." ( Washington Post Book World)
"Many...details serve to enrich Memoirs of a Geisha, giving Sayuri's story a sharper focus and providing the distinctive qualities the heroine herself lacks." ( The New York Times Book Review)
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By Claire Bower on 26-02-06
Memoirs of a Geisha
A tear-jerking, funny account of an innocent young girl whose life is turned upside-down when her poor fisherman father is unable to cope with having two young girls and a dying wife and sells her to be a Geisha Girl. This story is fascinating and shows what a hard life these poor girls had after the betrayal of their father. One sold as a prostitute and the other a Geisha. Well worth the read/listen. I have now also bought the book to read!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By Cathy on 06-04-06
This was my first audio book so I have little to compare it to however I enjoyed it so much that I have upgraded my shuffle to a Nano so that I can listen to lots more!
The narrator's accent added to the realism of the story that moved along at a slow pace, allowing you to take in each stage of the main characters life. The attention to detail transports you into another world from which you view the life of a little girl as she is torn away from her family and taken to a city far from home. Here she slowly developes into one of the most important Geisha of her time. You are given an insight into her sense of duty, her hardship, her anguish, her survival and ultimately her feeling of self-worth that finally leads her to love and happiness.
This is far from a love story but is a factual dialogue about Japanese life in former times.
Try it - you won't be disappointed.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful