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's Shōgun is a modern classic, a masterpiece of historical fiction that will continue to endure for decades to come.

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amazingly well done!

absolutely love this book. it's certainly quite long, but I never felt any difficulty in finishing it, because it's truly thrilling to listen to! I certainly recommend this book to anyone looking for something to occupy them for a long time. if you get bored then we might not be listening to the same book!
the narrator is also great, even if his women are very silly sounding. he has distinct accents and voices for each character, and astoundingly, did not seem to get them mixed up even once in over 50 hours. kudos to him!
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- Ruby Dickson

Clavell Deserves More Attention

Shogun and really all the novels in Clavell's Asian series has to be the most fascinating historical fiction in modern literature. Unfortunately for movie buffs, a few weak efforts in miniseries in the 70's were attempted to capture the brilliance of each story. If HBO took it on, Ive no doubt it would rival the Sopranos in viewership.

The story revolves around a shipwrecked British sailor who is drawn into the intrigue of the Samarai culture. For me, the clash of cultures and ways of life at that point in history are what fascinates me the most.

Ralph Lister did a good job with narration.

This book was a huge best seller years back for good reason. Its a one of a kind story.
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- Charles Atkinson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-23-2015
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.