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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 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

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

Enjoyable Story- not so enjoyable production

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Reviewed: 30-12-2017

I enjoyed the story but found the percussion interval music particularly obnoxious and jarring. I hope the other narrations in this series do not have the same issue.