The Asian Saga

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 440 ratings

Shogun Publisher's Summary

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.

James Clavell'sShōgun is a modern classic, a masterpiece of historical fiction that will continue to endure for decades to come.

©1975 James Clavell (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • 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 232
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226

    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
    • The Epic Novel of Japan
    • By: James Clavell
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 53 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 09-07-2015
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 232 ratings

    Non-member price: $43.87

  • Book 2

    • Tai-Pan

    • The Epic Novel of the Founding of Hong Kong: The Asian Saga, Book 2
    • By: James Clavell
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 32 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 81

    It is the early 19th century, when European traders and adventurers first began to penetrate the forbidding Chinese mainland. And it is in this exciting time and exotic place that a giant of an Englishman, Dirk Struan, sets out to turn the desolate island of Hong Kong into an impregnable fortress of British power - and to make himself supreme ruler: Tai-Pan!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Epic

    • By Attila on 28-06-2016
    • The Epic Novel of the Founding of Hong Kong: The Asian Saga, Book 2
    • By: James Clavell
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 32 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 10-04-2015
    • 5 out of 5 stars 86 ratings

    Non-member price: $43.87

  • Book 3

    • Gai-Jin

    • The Epic Novel of the Birth of Modern Japan
    • By: James Clavell
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 50 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    The heir to the magnificent English trading company, the Noble House; the direct descendant of the first Toranaga Shōgun, battling to usher his country into the modern age; a beautiful young Frenchwoman forever torn between ambition and desire - their lives intertwine in an exotic land newly open to foreigners, gai-jin, and torn apart by greed, idealism, and terrorism. Their passions mingle with monarchs and diplomats, assassins, courtesans, and spies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stellar story and good narration

    • By Elijah Chen on 04-06-2019
    • The Epic Novel of the Birth of Modern Japan
    • By: James Clavell
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 50 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 15-05-2015
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 46 ratings

    Non-member price: $43.87

  • Book 4

    • King Rat

    • The Asian Saga, Book 4
    • By: James Clavell
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    The time is World War II. The place is a brutal prison camp deep in Japanese-occupied territory. Here, within the seething mass of humanity, one man, an American corporal, seeks dominance over both captives and captors alike. His weapons are human courage, unblinking understanding of human weaknesses, and total willingness to exploit every opportunity to enlarge his power and corrupt or destroy anyone who stands in his path.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • not as good as first three

    • By Elijah Chen on 09-06-2019

    Non-member price: $33.62

  • Book 5

    • Noble House

    • The Epic Novel of Modern Hong Kong: The Asian Saga, Book 5
    • By: James Clavell
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 54 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Set in Hong Kong in 1963, the action of Noble House spans scarcely more than a week, but these are days of high adventure: from kidnapping and murder to financial double dealing and natural catastrophes - fire, flood, landslide. Yet they are also days filled with all the mystery and romance of Hong Kong - the heart of Asia - rich in every trade...money, flesh, opium, power.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Prescient

    • By Richard on 24-12-2018
    • The Epic Novel of Modern Hong Kong: The Asian Saga, Book 5
    • By: James Clavell
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 54 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 04-11-2015
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 33 ratings

    Non-member price: $43.87

  • Book 6

    • Whirlwind

    • The Asian Saga, Book 6
    • By: James Clavell
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 52 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    The sixth book in James Clavell's epic Asian Saga tells the story of three weeks in Tehran in February 1979 - three weeks of passion, self-sacrifice, and heartbreak. When the shah is thrown out of Iran, the nation's turmoil becomes world headlines. Caught in this shifting world of fanaticism, ambition, duplicity, and violent death are the foreign helicopter pilots who have been servicing the oil fields up and down the country. Their one objective is to make a bold, concerted escape to safety across the Gulf.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Whirlwind was a hard listen

    • By Phillip Dunn on 30-08-2016

    Non-member price: $43.87

  • Book 6.5

    • Escape

    • The Asian Saga, Book 7
    • By: James Clavell
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    When the shah is thrown out of Iran, the nation's turmoil becomes world headlines. Caught in this shifting world of fanaticism, ambition, duplicity, heartbreak, and violent death are the foreign helicopter pilots who have been servicing the oil fields up and down the country. Their one objective is to make a bold, concerted escape to safety across the Gulf.

    Non-member price: $43.87