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Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
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bookshelves: audiblecom, audiobook, top-10-list-more-or-less
Read in July, 2001

Narrator: Bernadette Dunne
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks, 2001
Length: 17 hours and 41 min.

I rate this as one of my all time favorite audiobooks.

Publisher's Summary
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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