Shogun : The Asian Saga

  • by James Clavell
  • Narrated by Ralph Lister
  • Series: The Asian Saga
  • 53 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A bold English adventurer; an invincible Japanese warlord; a beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love - all brought together in an extraordinary saga of a time and a place aflame with conflict, passion, ambition, lust, and the struggle for power.
James Clavell'sShōgun is a modern classic, a masterpiece of historical fiction that will continue to endure for decades to come.


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Customer Reviews

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Excellent narration

What did you love best about Shogun?

The narration and the story

Which scene was your favorite?

When Anjinsan saves Toronaga during the earthquake, and the subsequent rise to Hatamoto

If you could take any character from Shogun out to dinner, who would it be and why?

One of the complaining crew. I can't recall his name,but I would have thrown him overboard!

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- Netman "Netman"

Worthwhile Re-visit to an Adolescent read

A steady albeit full plot with much historical geo-political, nautical and military interest The characters are well fleshed albeit one dimensional. The strength of the novel lies in the cultural clash between Japanese and Elizabethan / European culture and the ensuing conflict both between the Euro/Japanese and Anglican/Catholic interests. Another success is the pacing of the plot and interest which made the completion of a 1000+ page novel entirely manageable.
With reference to the performance, the sound production was disappointing with frequent fading out at the completion of sentences which was a distraction which occurred too frequently to be dismissed as a quirk instead of
editing and sound mixing failure.
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- Monty

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-09-2015
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.