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Publisher's Summary

Explore captivating myths of japanese deities, yokai, heroes, and heroines.
The study of mythology and folklore is a peculiar one to the extent that we are looking into things which are generally regarded as untrue yet critically important to a culture. We are also taking on the study of the “lore of the folk”, and this faces us with the question of exactly which folk we are talking about. Japan, of course, is a single nation, but its origins are so old, and often, so fragmented, that unified mythology and folklore can be difficult to point to. Still, in all, there are some key texts, tales, and characters we can focus on which will give us a pretty good sense of Japanese mythology.
In this audiobook, you'll discover stories of mystery, horror, and romance while simultaneously learning about the Japanese culture.
Within this audiobook, you'll find the following Japanese myths and topics covered 



The creation stories
The myths of origins
The journey to the underworld
The wanderings of Susano-o
The birth of Amaterasu, Trukuyumi, Susawono, and the Leech-Child
The story of the "Comb and the Curse"
Amaterasu and Susanowo
The contract of Amaterasu and Susawono
Stories of the three most evil yokai of Japan
Stories of helpful yokai
"My Lord Bag of Rice"
The story of Urashima Taro
The tale of the "Bamboo Cutter and Kaguya Hime"
The legend of Yamato Takeru
Contemporary versions of Japanese mythology
And more!
Get the audiobook now, and learn more about Japanese mythology
©2018 Matt Clayton (P)2018 Matt Clayton
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2 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 08-09-18

mediocre

a nice overview but very shallow. the performance is very inconsistent and had mistakes, awkward pauses etc.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Anthony on 08-03-18

Please get a native speaker to read.

While the content of this book is great; the pronunciation is terrible. I can tell the reader is trying his best. His pronunciation isn’t even consistent between sentence to sentence. And there are obvious pauses while attempting to pronounce names which made it difficult to listen to. I would have much rather a native speaker read or someone with basic proficiency of the Japanese language read.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Mr. M. Hickman on 07-15-18

Avoid

This book is awful. It’s like it’s been read by google translate. The punctuation, grammar and sentence structure make this book extremely hard to follow, understand or absorb. There are long pauses, usually before Japanese names which makes it seem as though it’s the first time the narrator has ever seen them. Mistakes have not been edited out, they’re just included in the production. Avoid.

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1 out of 5 stars
By HinataKatana on 07-12-18

dont do it

The pronounciation of the names and places are so awful i could not finish it

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