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Tales of the Otori
Books in series5
UNABRIDGED (view abridged)
(4.3 based on 12974 ratings)
  • 1

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

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Kevin Gray, Aiko Nakasone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6021)
    Performance
    (2175)
    Story
    (2183)

    A tour-de-force novel set in ancient Japan filled with passion, fantasy, and feuding warlords. The first volume in the highly anticipated Tales of the Otori trilogy.

    Jody R. Nathan says: "Wonderful epic story"
    Wonderful epic story

    I listened to the sample and could think of nothing else until I downloaded it; and, having just finished, I have just purchased the next book; and am..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 04 2003 by Jody R. Nathan (Tulsa, OK USA)
  • 2

    Grass for His Pillow: Tales of the Otori, Book Two

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Kevin Gray, Aiko Nakasone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2719)
    Performance
    (603)
    Story
    (601)

    The exhilerating tale of Takeo continues in book II of the internationally best-selling Tales of the Otori trilogy, a sweeping saga set in a mythical, medieval Japan.

    RacerX says: "Good book. First one was better"
    Good book. First one was better

    I liked this book, but liked the first one better. The story seemed to drone on in some spots but is still very good all the same. I'm also not a huge..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 10 2004 by RacerX (JAX, FL)
  • 3

    Brilliance of the Moon: Tales of the Otori, Book Three

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Kevin Gray, Aiko Nakasone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2142)
    Performance
    (673)
    Story
    (679)

    In the final installment of the Tales of the Otori, the young Takeo meets his destiny, fulfilling the prophesy: "You were born into the Hidden, but your life...is no longer your own."

    William T. Katz says: "Good trilogy. Book 3 is weakest."
    Good trilogy. Book 3 is weakest.

    I enjoyed the Tales of the Otori trilogy. The story has good pacing, interesting characters, and just a bit of magic that doesn't put it too far into ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 05 2004 by William T. Katz (Ashburn, VA USA)
  • 4

    Harsh Cry of the Heron: The Last Tale of the Otori

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Julia Fletcher, Henri Lubatti
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1249)
    Performance
    (428)
    Story
    (435)

    16 years of peace and prosperity have passed since Lord Otori Takeo united the Three Countries. Takeo and his beloved consort, Kaede, have three daughters and a happy family life. Their success has attracted the attention of the distant Emperor and his general, the warlord Saga Hideki, who covet the wealth of the Countries. Meanwhile, the violent acts and betrayals of the past will not lie buried, and other secrets will not stay hidden. Everything that Takeo and Kaede have achieved is threatened.

    Bruce says: "Fourth Book falls short"
    Fourth Book falls short

    First off, I loved and was totally enthralled in books 1-3 mostly because the narration of all three books were the same people and great acting. They..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 05 2008 by Bruce (Ventura, CA, United States)
  • Heaven's Net Is Wide: A Prequel to Tales of the Otori

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By J. Paul Boehmer, Julia Fletcher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (843)
    Performance
    (281)
    Story
    (283)

    Set before Tales of the Otori begins, Heaven's Net recounts the life of Lord Otori Shigeru, the series' spiritual warrior-godfather and the adoptive father of the Tales' Takeo. We learn about Shigeru's training; his relationship with the Tribe of mysteriously powerful assassins; his fateful meeting with Lady Maruyama, who would become his secret lover; the battle of Yaegahara, where his father is killed; and other turning points that shaped the Tales.

    Maria says: "Extremely Satisfied"
    Extremely Satisfied

    I listened the first 3 books of the Otori 3 years ago and just loved them. I found this prequel by chance and couldn't wait to listen to it. This wa..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 16 2008 by Maria (Brighton, CO, USA)