Tales of the Otori
Books in series6
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  • 0
    Heaven's Net is Wide | Lian Hearn

    Heaven's Net is Wide

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Paul English
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Heaven's Net is Wide is the first and last tale that both closes the circle and introduces readers to the strange and beautiful world of the Otori. It is an epic historical fantasy of revenge and betrayal, honour and loyalty, beauty and passion and the overwhelming power of love, set in a mystical, medieval Japan, which will enthral readers the world over.

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  • 1
    Across the Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori, Book 1 | Lian Hearn

    Across the Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Tamblyn Lord, Anna Steen
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    An international best seller, Across the Nightingale Floor is the first book in the Tales of the Otori series by Lian Hearn. In his black-walled fortress at Inuyama, the warlord Iida Sadamu surveys his famous nightingale floor. Constructed with exquisite skill, it sings at the tread of each human foot. No assassin can cross it unheard. The youth Takeo has been brought up in a remote mountain village among the Hidden, a reclusive and spiritual people who have taught him only the ways of peace.

    Great story, but somewhat let down by the ending

    I enjoyed this book. It was well on its way to being great, but is let down by both one of its main characters and the ending. Spoilers follow.
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    Reviewed on 19 May 2017 by Todd (Orange, Australia)
  • 2
    Grass for his Pillow: Tales of the Otori, Book 2 | Lian Hearn

    Grass for his Pillow: Tales of the Otori, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Tamblyn Lord, Anna Steen
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    Praised for its epic scope and descriptive detail, Across the Nightingale Floor, the first book in the Tales of the Otori series, was an international best seller and critical success. With Grass for His Pillow, we return to the medieval Japan of Lian Hearn's creation - a land of harsh beauty and deceptive appearances. In a complex social hierarchy, amid dissembling clans and fractured allegiances, there is no place for passionate young love.

    More wanted from the second book

    The pacing of the first book was perfect. This one felt like a lot of waiting. Which is where the storyline takes you, but I was hoping for more actio..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 July 2017 by Kate Louise Webster (Macleod, Victoria Australia)
  • 3
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  • Not Available on Audible.com.au Why not?

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    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.


  • 4
    The Harsh Cry of the Heron: Tales of the Otori, Book 4 | Lian Hearn

    The Harsh Cry of the Heron: Tales of the Otori, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Paul English
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    The Harsh Cry of the Heron is the dazzling continuation of the Tales of the Otori, an unforgettable epic with a vast emotional landscape, a classic work that crosses genres, genders and generations.‘Their realm is held in balance by their union ... Break that union and the Three Countries will fall apart.’Otori Takeo and Kaede have ruled the Three Countries peacefully for over 16 years, following the events laid out in the epic Tales of the Otori.

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