Memoirs of a Geisha

Written by:
Arthur Golden
Narrated by:
Bernadette Dunne

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
July 2000
18 hours 9 minutes
Speaking to us with the wisdom of age and in a voice at once haunting and immediate, Nitta Sayuri tells the story of her life as a geisha. Sayuri's story begins in a poor fishing village in 1929, when, as a nine-year-old with unusual blue-gray eyes, she is taken from her home and sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. It concludes with World War II when the geisha houses are forced to close and Sayuri reinvents herself and finds a rare kind of freedom on her own terms.
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Michael G.

Very well written And the narrator was magnificent match.

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Patrick M.

A great story. Not what I expected but such a pleasant surprise. The historical fiction is limited to the life of the geisha tradition.

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Deven R.

When listening to this book I was certain it was based on a true story without any research. The story is so unbelievable and yet sadly a reality that it becomes hard to stop listening and go on simultaneously

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Misti N.

This book sweeps you away and paints such a beautiful painting in your mind. You root for the main character and feel all her hardships. I just love a time piece that takes you away to another world.

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The story kept me interested enough throughout the run time of the audiobook. The narrator did a good job with pronunciations and overall had a pleasant voice. the story itself isn't anything to write home about, but it's not bad. I think because it was a fully fictitious story it was a little overboard at times, but it was still enjoyable.

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Amazing book

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Hillary K.

Really loved this book. One of my favorites. It was hard to spot listening.

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Virginia R.

Great book! I was immediately addicted; I couldn’t stop listening.

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Charlotte V.

Loved the book and the narration was really pleasant to listen to

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This book offers a unique glimpse into a different culture , with its unusual personal and social relationships. This is a moving story of love, devotion, hope and betrayals that the heroine lives through. The story is captivating and unforgettable.

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Lachen b

I loved the movie and wanted to read the book. Listening to the story was good. But the tracks skip around towards the end and the narrator's voice changes from her being in character to someone just reading it. I wasn't too pleased with it. But either way it's still a great story.

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Ayela Mujeeb

I've read this book multiple times and treasure it. It is masterfully written. I decided to try the audio version and was extremely disappointed by the voice.

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You are transported to a different time and to a place so real. This was everything is described is so...lyrical. I am so sad that it is over. The narrator was wonderful to listen to. Her voice was soft yet choppy, the way you would expect a Japanese with very fluent English might tell her story. I truly enjoyed this work.

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