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Six centuries later, these remarkable writings are uncovered by an American missionary named Emily Gibson. She meets Lord Genji of the Okumichi clan, a nobleman with a gift of prophecy who must defend his embattled family and confront forbidden feelings for an outsider in his midst. But Emily has found a mission of her own: translating Genji's ancestral history. As she sifts through the fragile scrolls, she begins to see threads of her own life woven into the ancient writings. And as past and present collide, a hidden history comes to life, and with it a secret prophecy that has been shrouded for centuries, and may now finally be revealed.
Intricately woven, magically told, Autumn Bridge, the follow-up to Cloud of Sparrows, is a feast for the senses.
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By Joshua on 09-01-04
Wish it wasn't Abridged
The original, Cloud of Sparrows, was wonderful. Autumn Bridge too was good, but I can't help but think it suffered from this abridged version. The story is told in non-chronological fashion across several hundred years, and I kept wondering what had been left out. Still, if you liked Cloud of Sparrows, you will enjoy Autumn Bridge.
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By BushidoBryan on 07-16-12
Beautifully captures the Japanese Culture
Where does Autumn Bridge rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It is the #1 Japanese related and #1 fiction I have rlistened to so far.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Gengi. He seemed well balanced. He apprecaited life, but was happy with himself. He understood where he was going and what he wanted, but never rushed the situation. He was patient. I strive for that balance.
Which character – as performed by Jennifer Van Dyck – was your favorite?
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
A picture into the soul of the Japanese
Any additional comments?
This book truly showed the way Japanese think and feel. After living there for years I would run into the different values and ways of thinking. This book truly outlines those thoughts and feelings.
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