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Extended Audio Sample The Chinese Siamese Cat (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Amy Tan
3.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 5 3.72 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amy Tan Narrator: Amy Tan Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN:
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Amy Tan's light, airy voice engages the listener as if sharing a bedtime story. The naughty white kitten, Sagwa, comes from a long line of royal Chinese cats. Her mischief changes the spirit of the cruel magistrate and future for her ancestors. A beautifully written story about why Siamese cats are really Chinese and why their faces, ears, paws and tails turn darker as they grow up.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Helen | 10/23/2013

    " This audio book was pretty juvenile. I'm not sure picture books work very well as audio books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaethe | 8/19/2013

    " I loved this just because it was an Amy Tan book. And then, when it became a series on PBS, my daughter LOVED it. It's a wordier text than most picture books, but Tan's a great writer, who tells a fun story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eileen Dougherty | 5/15/2013

    " My kids loved the adventures of Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat. Sagwa gently opens so many avenues into Chinese culture, introducing my children to the fact that there is a world beyond their front door. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/18/2013

    " I do think that Amy Tan is fairly better at writing children's lit than adult, but there does seem something supremely Americanized about her style. Asian but not Asian enough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cara | 11/14/2012

    " Very cute story. I thought I recognized the title but it wasn't until I finishes the book the I remembered the children's show on PBS. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/12/2012

    " A great little story to explain how Siamese cats got to looking how they do! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chandra | 8/31/2012

    " Sagwa is an enjoyable, if not super memorable, origin story about how Chinese Siamese cats got their distinctive markings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Constance | 2/5/2012

    " I think it's Simple but I love it! And my mom got it signed by Amy Tan herself, in person.(Unfortunatly I wasn't there) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hilarie | 1/18/2012

    " Great illustrations and my pre-schoolers love the tale of Sagwa "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 12/22/2011

    " Has fun pictures that combine picture book storytelling with elements of Chinese art. Story didn't have the legend feel that I expected, which was too bad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toby McMillen | 11/30/2011

    " My daughter, Leah, is, whilst learning to read, a big fan of 'Sagwa', the TV version. We read this book together, swapping paragraphs. Thoroughly enjoyable! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindie Harp | 9/1/2011

    " 2 of my 3 kids loved this book. The same 2 of 3 even love the PBS series which is based upon it. Ironically, the one that is not of the 2 is taking Mandarin. go figure "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherri | 8/21/2011

    " Cute story. The colorful illustrations really made the book for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Genia | 8/19/2011

    " My son and I have read all the adventures of Sagwa and her siblings. And I'm also planning on reading them with my grandchildren. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina Barnett | 5/30/2011

    " my kids really like the stories "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/28/2011

    " I do think that Amy Tan is fairly better at writing children's lit than adult, but there does seem something supremely Americanized about her style. Asian but not Asian enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 6/17/2010

    " Has fun pictures that combine picture book storytelling with elements of Chinese art. Story didn't have the legend feel that I expected, which was too bad. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Helen | 5/2/2010

    " This audio book was pretty juvenile. I'm not sure picture books work very well as audio books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toby | 7/31/2009

    " My daughter, Leah, is, whilst learning to read, a big fan of 'Sagwa', the TV version. We read this book together, swapping paragraphs. Thoroughly enjoyable! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindie | 4/29/2009

    " 2 of my 3 kids loved this book. The same 2 of 3 even love the PBS series which is based upon it. Ironically, the one that is not of the 2 is taking Mandarin. go figure "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hilarie | 2/11/2009

    " Great illustrations and my pre-schoolers love the tale of Sagwa "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Constance | 1/19/2009

    " I think it's Simple but I love it! And my mom got it signed by Amy Tan herself, in person.(Unfortunatly I wasn't there) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Genia | 12/31/2008

    " My son and I have read all the adventures of Sagwa and her siblings. And I'm also planning on reading them with my grandchildren. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina | 6/1/2008

    " my kids really like the stories "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eileen | 2/10/2008

    " My kids loved the adventures of Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat. Sagwa gently opens so many avenues into Chinese culture, introducing my children to the fact that there is a world beyond their front door. "

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About the Author
Author Amy Tan

Amy Tan is the author of The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life, and two children’s books, The Moon Lady and Sagwa, which has now been adapted as a PBS production. Tan was also a co-producer and co-screenwriter of the film version of The Joy Luck Club, and her essays and stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Her work has been translated into thirty-five languages. She lives with her husband in San Francisco and New York.