Venus in Furs

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(4.3 stars; 36 reviews)

The framing story concerns a man who dreams of speaking to Venus about love while she wears furs. The unnamed narrator tells his dreams to a friend, Severin, who tells him how to break him of his fascination with cruel women by reading a manuscript, Memoirs of a Supersensual Man.

This manuscript tells of a man, Severin von Kusiemski, so infatuated with a woman, Wanda von Dunajew, that he requests to be treated as her slave, and encourages her to treat him in progressively more degrading ways. At first Wanda does not understand or relate to the request, but after humouring Severin a bit she finds the advantages of the method to be interesting and enthusiastically embraces the idea; though at the same time, she disdains Severin for allowing her to do so. (Summary from Wikipedia) (4 hr 52 min)


Introduction 9:36 Read by featherheadfop
Section 1 49:05 Read by featherheadfop
Section 2 51:56 Read by featherheadfop
Section 3 31:49 Read by Jc Guan
Section 4 30:38 Read by Jc Guan
Section 5 35:14 Read by Jc Guan
Section 6 29:46 Read by Jc Guan
Section 7 33:24 Read by Jc Guan
Section 8 21:20 Read by Jc Guan


Good book, good read

(5 stars)

The Velvet Underground song Venus and Furs is a sonic experiment of drones and dissonance so I wondered what the book had to offer. It did not disappoint although it was not quite what I expected (in a good way). Both readers were very good.

far from disappointing!

(5 stars)

I truly enjoyed this recording, the first two chapters were very well read but I absolutely loved the last three quarters of the book, the readers accent is extremely unique and pleasing to the ear . its a must listen in my book. 5 stars!!

a psychological, erotic masterpiece

(5 stars)

The founder of S and M... need I say more? This book is a groundbreaker, a study in psychology, and a inspiration to whip wielding doms for the last 100 years. It certainly leaves one with a new appreciation for Venus.

Rekindled My Love Of Life

(4.5 stars)

Great audio book. I particularly loved the readers tone & inflection. Powerful story on the virtue & pull that love offers. Love like that will guide us forever into our destiny.

Good story, not so good reading.

(2.5 stars)

Stumbling over words constantly ruins a good story.