The Kitchen God's Wife

  • by Amy Tan
  • Narrated by Gwendoline Yeo
  • 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winnie and Helen have kept each other's worst secrets for more than 50 years. Now, because she believes she is dying, Helen wants to expose all that has been concealed, when she decides to celebrate the Chinese New Year by unburdening herself of everybody's hidden truths - her own and Winnie's, as well as the dreadful news that Winnie's daughter, Pearl, has been keeping from her mother.
So begins a series of comic misunderstandings and heartbreaking realizations about luck, loss, and trust, about the things a mother cannot tell a daughter, the secrets a daughter keeps, and the miraculous resiliency of love.

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What the Critics Say

"Remarkable...mesmerizing...compelling.... An entire world unfolds in a Tolstoyan tide of event and detail." (New York Times)

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Customer Reviews

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Narration unintentionally funny

The story is great and I always enjoy it. The narration is generally quite good. Some of the characters have a distinct California accent. In 1930's China : D. Also, Aunt Du speaks in a way that sounds -just- like monks doing Gregorian chants. Made me smile every time I heard it!
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- Amazon Customer

Holds your attention through out

A great story. Riveting. Narrator does well except for "Peanut" in her "Valley Girl" style voice and the other snobbish characters, and the elderly aunt in the sing song style voice. Those voices were annoying and distracting.
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- GrandmaNurseHeather

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-27-2016
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books