Emperor of the Eight Islands : The Tale of Shikanoko

  • by Lian Hearn
  • Narrated by Neil Shah
  • Series: The Tale of Shikanoko
  • 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As destiny weaves its rich tapestry, a compelling drama plays out against a background of wild forests, elegant castles, hidden temples, and savage battlefields. This is the medieval Japan of Lian Hearn's imagination, where animal spirits clash with warriors and children navigate a landscape as serene as it is deadly.

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Fun story. Bland story telling

When I read this in book before, I really enjoyed it. It didn't have a whole lot descriptors which meant I could consume a large portion of the story in a short amount of time. The author's ability to weave together a story is clearly there and I found myself enjoying the story. However, because the author doesn't use a whole lot of descriptors, and is very literal, it makes for a boring audible experience. And, since most of the names are from Japan, it's easy to lose track of where you're at in the story because you forget who is what character. My advice, read the story, but don't listen to it's audio book format.
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- Jonathan Price

Tough Getting Into It

we loved the Otari series so eager for more Loan Hearn. I had to listen to most this twice to get into it but now look forward to Book 2!
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- BrianLunt

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-26-2016
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books