The Blonde Geisha

  • by Jina Bacarr
  • Narrated by Gabra Zackman
  • 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The early summer of 1892 brought a heavy rainy season that year in Japan. Plum Rain the Japanese called it, because it comes when the fruit bulges with ripeness and promise. Like a young girl reaching womanhood.A girl like me.
In the ancient Japanese tradition of beauty and grace, sex and erotic fantasies are hidden secrets that only a select few may learn, and which are forbidden to foreigners. But when a threat to her father's life puts her own in jeopardy, young Kathlene Mallory is sent to live in safety at the Tea House of the Look-Back Tree, where she is allowed to glimpse inside the sensual world of the geisha.
During the years of her training in the art of pleasuring men, Kathlene's desires are awakened by the promise of unending physical delights, and she eagerly prepares for the final ritual that will fulfill her dream of becoming a geisha: the selling of her virginity. The man willing to pay for such an honor, Baron Tonda, is not the man for whom Kathlene carries a secret longing, but he is the man who will bring ruin to the teahouse, and danger to Kathlene, if he is disappointed.

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NOT my cup of tea

I was certainly in for a surprise when I started listening to this "whatever"... I didn't realize that this is supposedly an erotic piece. I am 66 years old, and I am NOT a prude, by any means. I am a fan of the Japanese culture, which is what led me to this selection. This thing is just a joke. I don't know what audience this is geared to - men? Young boys? Certainly not women. But since I now own the thing, I tried to listen to it. It actually had me laughing out loud when I was not raising my eyebrows in disbelief at its outright stupidity. Have I completely left the planet? Unbelievable that someone wrote this, but then to have some editor say "OK! This should be published. Stop the presses!" The flimsy premise is so ridiculous -- in the 1890s a man leaves his 15-year-old daughter in a brothel (for her protection) while he flees the country to save his own life.

The only thing worse about this (I hesitate to call it a book) is the narrator. Her flat voice and droning tone eventually made me give up on the book altogether. I can only surmise that it was just as boring for her to read it as it was for me to listen to it. If I actually owned the physical bound version, I would take it out and burn it.
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- Novie E. Lee

What a disappointment

This book is a major disappointment. The author goes way overboard with her erotic descriptions and senarios, to the point of boredom. It's rare that I don't finish a book but I couldn't force myself to finish this one.
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- Kate

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-31-2007
  • Publisher: Harlequin Books S.A.