The Asian Saga
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(4.7 based on 2510 ratings)
  • 1
    Shogun: The Epic Novel of Japan: The Asian Saga, Book 1 | James Clavell

    Shogun: The Epic Novel of Japan: The Asian Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (53 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By James Clavell
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    Overall
    (1295)
    Performance
    (1196)
    Story
    (1195)

    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.

    Clavell Deserves More Attention

    Shogun and really all the novels in Clavell's Asian series has to be the most fascinating historical fiction in modern literature. Unfortunately for m..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 10 2015 by Charles Atkinson (Greensboro, NC, United States)
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    Shogun: The Epic Novel of Japan | James Clavell

    Shogun: The Epic Novel of Japan

    • UNABRIDGED (53 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By James Clavell
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (94)

    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.

    Worthwhile Re-visit to an Adolescent read

    A steady albeit full plot with much historical geo-political, nautical and military interest The characters are well fleshed albeit one dimensional. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 06 2016 by Monty ()
  • 2
    Tai-Pan: The Epic Novel of the Founding of Hong Kong: The Asian Saga, Book 2 | James Clavell

    Tai-Pan: The Epic Novel of the Founding of Hong Kong: The Asian Saga, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James Clavell
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    Overall
    (465)
    Performance
    (427)
    Story
    (425)

    It is the early 19th century, when European traders and adventurers first begin 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!

    The Importance of Hong Kong In the Asian Trade

    Tai-Pan: The Epic Novel of the Founding of Hong Kong, by James Clavell: The Asian Saga, Book 2, is a swashbuckler tale. The present story, Tai-Pan, i..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 31 2015 by J.B. (Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States)
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    Tai-Pan: The Epic Novel of the Founding of Hong Kong: The Asian Saga, Book 2 | James Clavell

    Tai-Pan: The Epic Novel of the Founding of Hong Kong: The Asian Saga, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By James Clavell
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    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!

    Tai-Pan Rerecorded

    New narration, MUCH superior to the older version. Possibly Clavell's best historical novel and Gildart Jackson does it justice at last.

    Reviewed on May 08 2015 by Sarah (Jerusalem, Israel)
  • 3
    Gai-Jin: The Epic Novel of the Birth of Modern Japan | James Clavell

    Gai-Jin: The Epic Novel of the Birth of Modern Japan

    • UNABRIDGED (50 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By James Clavell
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (237)
    Performance
    (217)
    Story
    (215)

    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.

    Reader John Lee is Perfect but not Enough

    Gai-Jin: The Epic Novel of the Birth of Modern Japan, Written by: James Clavell, and Narrated by: John Lee. I have long been a James Clavell admirer...Show More »

    Reviewed on July 09 2016 by J.B. (Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States)
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    Gai-Jin: The Epic Novel of the Birth of Modern Japan | James Clavell

    Gai-Jin: The Epic Novel of the Birth of Modern Japan

    • UNABRIDGED (50 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By James Clavell
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    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.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  • 4
    King Rat: The Asian Saga, Book 4 | James Clavell

    King Rat: The Asian Saga, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By James Clavell
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    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.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

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    King Rat: The Epic Novel of War and Survival | James Clavell

    King Rat: The Epic Novel of War and Survival

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By James Clavell
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (116)

    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.

    Clavell is a Master

    This is my second-favorite Cavell novel, behind Shogun. This story of WWII POWs in the Pacfic Theater both humanizes and brings to life the sub-human..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 14 2015 by Bill S. ()
  • 5
    Noble House: The Epic Novel of Modern Hong Kong: The Asian Saga, Book 5 | James Clavell

    Noble House: The Epic Novel of Modern Hong Kong: The Asian Saga, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (54 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By James Clavell
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    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.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

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    Noble House: The Epic Novel of Modern Hong Kong: The Asian Saga, Book 5 | James Clavell

    Noble House: The Epic Novel of Modern Hong Kong: The Asian Saga, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (54 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By James Clavell
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (137)

    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.

    Excellent

    Like Bombay of shantaram by Gregory the same about hongkong by James clavell . It was so good that you do not want to stop . You feel like listening i..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 24 2015 by nijher (canada)
  • 6
    Whirlwind: The Asian Saga, Book 6 | James Clavell

    Whirlwind: The Asian Saga, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (53 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By James Clavell
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (73)

    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.

    Finally !

    Finally the unabridged version of this fascinating book from James Clavell ! I've read and loved the book many years ago and now I'm starting it all o..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 26 2016 by Gio (Italy)
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    Whirlwind: The Asian Saga, Book 6 | James Clavell

    Whirlwind: The Asian Saga, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (52 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By James Clavell
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    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.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  • Escape: The Asian Saga, Book 7 | James Clavell

    Escape: The Asian Saga, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By James Clavell
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (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.

    Disappointed! Do Not Waste Your Money!

    If yo u read Whirlwind, you read Escape. Fans of James Clavel are taken advantage of with the publication of this book. There cannot be one word in t..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 28 2016 by Micki ()
  • Escape: The Asian Saga, Book 7 | James Clavell

    Escape: The Asian Saga, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By James Clavell
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    Overall
    (0)
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    (0)
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    (0)

    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.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.