The Kitchen God's Wife

  • by Amy Tan
  • Narrated by Amy Tan
  • 3 hrs and 0 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winnie Louie and Helen Kwong have always shared secrets, but now Helen wants to reveal them. Helen is convinced she is dying and decides to celebrate what might be her last Chinese New Year by telling all the secrets of her life, as well as Winnie Louie's and those of Winnie's daughter Pearl. There are some things, however, that Pearl would rather her mother didn't know. The result of Helen's tell-all mood is a series of comic misunderstandings and heartbreaking realizations about luck, loss, and trust. In this funny and touching novel Amy Tan reveals important truths about the effect of secrets kept and revealed, and the miraculous, resilient nature of love among mothers, daughters, and friends.


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Audio is horrible!

While I enjoyed this audiobook and anything from Amy Tan, this is the worst recording that I have ever heard! The audio quality is horrific and at times barely understandable. This may be a work from an earlier audio era, but at least give people a fair warning that the audio quality is terrible.
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- Stephen


It sounds like Amy Tan left a 3-hour message on my answering machine... The poor audio quality was too distracting to even get through the first chapter
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- Aquino

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books