• Tai-Pan

  • The Epic Novel of the Founding of Hong Kong: The Asian Saga, Book 2
  • By: James Clavell
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Series: The Asian Saga, Book 2
  • Length: 32 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 04-10-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4.6 (56 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It is the early 19th century, when European traders and adventurers first began to penetrate the forbidding Chinese mainland. And it is in this exciting time and exotic place that a giant of an Englishman, Dirk Struan, sets out to turn the desolate island of Hong Kong into an impregnable fortress of British power - and to make himself supreme ruler: Tai-Pan!
Number one New York Times best-selling author James Clavell's works have become beloved modern classics. This critically acclaimed historical novel is another fine example of a master at work.
©1966 James Clavell (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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By Sarah on 05-08-15

Tai-Pan Rerecorded

New narration, MUCH superior to the older version. Possibly Clavell's best historical novel and Gildart Jackson does it justice at last.

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By Jarkko on 08-14-16

Great performance, albeit overacted on occasion

The novel was as epic as I remembered from my youth, and the reading brought excellent life on the characters. The voices beyond the reader's own scale (namele women and children) were often overacted and might have been better if read by a female, but overall score is five stars and an extra star sticker for effort.

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By Thomas D. on 09-22-16

The best audiobook ever....

I don't normally leave reviews but this book stands out so much that I had to. I've listened to many audiobooks over the years but this is the best I've ever come across. It's a big statement but for me all boxes were ticked. The story is excellent- full of action, intrigue, subtleties of human nature and fantastic historical connotations of the time and all things naval. However what really makes this book stand out is the narration- Gildart Jackson is a genius at work. I've never heard a narrator display such a great command of so many roles making the story flow and the characters really come to life. Quite simply a work of class. Hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did.

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By Kindle Customer on 04-05-16

Ripping good yarn with expert narration

Where does Tai-Pan rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of the best I've listened to.

Have you listened to any of Gildart Jackson’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No, I have not. But Gildart's characterisations are amazing. I would not hesitate to listen to this again, comparing it favourably to the voices on the other Clavell novels.

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By Attila on 06-28-16

Epic

Taipan is the author at his absolute best. A fantastic read and great performance from the narrator who voice acts more than reads. This is sure to make the time fly by.

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By Andrew on 07-02-17

What an incredible story! By Jos!

Gilbert Jackson is a force, bring this fantastical good story to life. You will not be disappointed!

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