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  • Across the Nightingale Floor

  • Tales of the Otori, Book 1
  • By: Lian Hearn
  • Narrated by: Tamblyn Lord, Anna Steen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, but somewhat let down by the ending

  • By Todd on 19-05-2017

After Shogun I was looking for more tales of Japan

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-05-2018

From the first 10 minutes I was in. The twin narration was excellent. The sounds of drums and symbols added to the drama

  • Shogun

  • The Epic Novel of Japan
  • By: James Clavell
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 53 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant story! Brilliantly read!

  • By Adrienne Curry on 03-04-2018

Why did it have to end

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-03-2018

What made the experience of listening to Shogun the most enjoyable?

Taken into an adventure and intrigue, I lived within this story for a month of listening.

Who was your favorite character and why?

All were so real

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

55 hours

  • Saigon

  • An Epic Novel of Vietnam
  • By: Anthony Grey
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 35 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Joseph Sherman first visits Saigon, the capital of French colonial Cochin-China, in 1925 on a hunting expedition with his father, a US senator. He is lured back again and again as a traveler, a soldier, and then as a reporter by his fascination for the exotic land and for Lan, a mandarin's daughter he cannot forget. Over five decades, Joseph's life becomes enmeshed with the political intrigues of two of Saigon's most influential families, the French colonist Devrauxs, and the native Trans - and inevitably with Vietnam's turbulent, war torn fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very informative

  • By Anthony on 29-12-2017

Captivating in history and tale.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-2018

Saigon was first purchased over 20 years ago. Revisiting this as an audio book filled in the memories I had from my reading and more. Gordon Griffin is a true master of his craft, I now follow his readings. 37 hours of intriguing story that never stops unravelling. What happened after! Why did it have to end? I’m going to Vietnam and I’m sure the story will go with me.