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Short and sweet--
The writing is VERY repetitive and often juvenile.
The narrator has a singsong delivery and doesn't offer much distinction with character voices. So far as I can tell, he doesn't completely butcher the Japanese names and vocabulary. He gets an extra star for that.
After about three hours I could no longer tolerate listening.
I have over 650 books in my library.
This is the only book I've ever returned.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
loved the details in the audio book version - missing from the movie version. mix of history, fantasy and Japanese culture/ folklore.
Definitely recommend it.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
What would have made 47 Ronin better?
Actually using language more similar to the structure of that used in that (fictional) time.
Has 47 Ronin put you off other books in this genre?
Would you be willing to try another one of Steve Baker’s performances?
It wasn't that bad, the writing was appauling.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
I was introduced to stories about Japan by James Clavell's Shogun which was brilliant. Since then, I've been fascinated about tales of old Japan and the principle of Bushido. However, I am not a martial arts nutter. This book tells an ancient story and is worth far greater literary talent than the writer of this load of rubbish.
Any additional comments?
Don't waste your money.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful