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After hearing recent hype about this title being Steven Spielberg's next motion picture, I was eager to listen. And listen I did - intently. It was beautiful and touching, smart and enlightening. Now I can't wait for the movie! (Filomena L.)

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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.

©1997 Arthur Golden; Copyright ©1998 by Random House, Inc.

Kritikerstimmen

"Astonishing...Breathtaking...You are seduced completely." ( Washington Post Book World)
"...a bravura performance, a first novel that provides a vivid view into a largely lost and secret world." ( The Los Angeles Times Sunday Book Review)

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  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely great to listen to!!!

This is a wonderful piece of art to listen to. On the one hand the story is sometimes sad and cruel, on the other hand it has a certain wittiness. B. Dunn has a fitting/suiting voice- in total: highly recommendable!

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • gamajo
  • Fuerstenfeld, Oesterreich
  • 27.07.2006

A pleasure to listen

Listening to Ms Dunn is a pleasure. I read this book in German too but the audiobook in English is more fascinating because of the reader. It is easy to understand even for English learners on intermediate level. Don't hesitate to brush up your English with this book!

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • alenya
  • braunschweig, Deutschland
  • 26.08.2011

Wundervoll

Ich hab mich einzig und allein wegen dieses Hörbuchs hier angemeldet und ich habe es nicht bereut. Ich kannt bereits den Film und das deutsche Buch, aber nichts davon kommt an diese Lesung heran.

Zuerst hat mich der Umstand der Sprache etwas abgeschreckt, da ich mir nicht sicher war, dass ich alles verstehen würde, aber diese Bedenken waren vollkommen unberechtigt. Das Englisch ist gut verständlich und die Sprecherin macht ihre Arbeit außergewöhnlich gut.
Man kann einfach zu hören und träumen und das meine ich wirklich.
Ich habe dieses Hörbuch schon öfter gehört als jedes meiner Anderen und ich kann (und werde) es mir immer wieder anhören.
Absolut zu empfehlen (auch für die Menschen, die englischen Hörbuchern etwas skeptisch gegenüber stehen)

3 von 3 Hörern fanden diese Rezension hilfreich

  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars

how do they make a movie out of this?

My girlfriend read the book in two days and was so overwhelmed, I had to get it - since I am travelling a lot: audiobook had to be it. I was a bit uneasy: it's a girl's story ... no, it isn't. Although it has slightly lengthy passages, language is used to very beautifully to describe situations so that I already have my 'movie' in my head - and this is to me a sign of quality, because it obviously cought my phantasy. I enjoyed it a lot, learning a bit (but not too much) of Japanese culture and sure enough, Geishas.
I can recommend this book, although I really had to get used to the voice of the reader, which is good, but to some extent strange ..

Have fun reading it

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  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars

highly recommendable

This is a kind of a quiet amd sad story, and I must admit that it took me a little time to adjust to it. I really came to like it after that, it is well written, and also very well read. Arthur Golden masters the difficult art of writing in the first person. His descriptions of a young girl were very convincing so I felt for Sayuri and also the other characters were very believable. At the same time, I enjoyed learning about the Japanese culture. I can definitely recommend this audio book!

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  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars

A wonderfully beautiful story

The author takes us on an incredible journey of the life of a geisha. Towards the end of this book, I could not stop listening. I highly recommend this story.

  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars

einfach wunderbar!

Wunderschönes und stimmungsvolles Hörbuch. Die Geisha, die mittlerweile ja als Buch und Film bekannt ist, büßt hier im Hörbuch nichts ein.Sehr lang mit 3x5Std.
Die englische Version ist gut zu verstehen, ideal, wenn man ein wenig Englisch-Aufpolieren betreiben möchte.

  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars

dieses Buch hat mich beruehrt

Wirklich spannend, es entfuehrt einen in eine andere in doch wirkliche Welt, die man sich so nie ausmalen koennte.

  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars

A wonderful book

A well written and beautifully read book. I usually listen to audio books in the car and just wanted to drive on and on to listen to Sayuri's story.

  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars

a "must hear"

Incredibly interesting and really well read, you could say performed. I am usually not that into Asian culture - but this story really intrigued me, since it enfold the historic and ethnic side on a very personal level.