Madame Butterfly


Read by Availle

(4.9 stars; 11 reviews)

Madame Butterfly is the story of the young Japanese girl Cho-Cho San, who marries a flighty American naval officer, and is thenceforth outcast from her relatives. Anxiously she awaits the return of her beloved husband, but when he finally anchors in the harbour, Cho-Cho San does not get the happy ending she was hoping for. This short story by John Luther Long has inspired Giacomo Puccini to write the opera of the same name. (Introduction by Availle)

(1 hr 55 min)

Chapters

Chapters 1 - 3 13:49 Read by Availle
Chapters 4 - 6 25:11 Read by Availle
Chapters 7 - 8 20:51 Read by Availle
Chapters 9 - 11 30:20 Read by Availle
Chapters 12 - 15 25:25 Read by Availle

Reviews

amadame Butterfly

(5 stars)

This was a wonderful story. Availle did a great job of reading it. I've been a Libravox listener for years and this is the first time I've written a review. I feel the reader deserves accolades, her inflection, pronunciation and pace kept me very engaged. I just loved her reading of this sweet, tragic story.

Great book

(4.5 stars)

I liked this story and I found myself feeling really bad for Cho Cho San.

Beautiful and Tragic

(5 stars)

Expertly read, wonderful pacing and inflection as a previous reviewer has described.