Feudal Japan
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  • 12
    The Snow Empress | Laura Joh Rowland

    The Snow Empress

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Laura Joh Rowland
    • Narrated By James Yaegashi
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (39)

    Chosen by Publishers Weekly as a Best Book of 2007, The Snow Empress showcases author Laura Joh Rowland's deep understanding of 17th-century Japan and her impeccable gift of storytelling. This thrilling novel finds samurai detective Sano Ichirõ working to gain freedom for his son by investigating the murder of a lord's beloved mistress.

    Japanophile delight

    I was worried about reading a book by a non-Japanese author, but this was unfounded. The book is very Japanese. Another reviewer said "no one..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 21 2009 by Lee (Logan, IA, United States)
  • 13
    The Fire Kimono | Laura Joh Rowland

    The Fire Kimono

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Laura Joh Rowland
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (28)

    Japan, March 1700. The strife between Sano Ichir-o, the samurai detective who has risen to power in the shogun's court, and his enemies has escalated to the brink of war. Called away from the crisis by the shogun's orders to investigate a mysterious skeleton, Sano and his wife, Reiko, must confront dangerous, long-buried secrets. What was Sano's own mother doing on the night when a burning kimono ignited a blaze that nearly destroyed the city?

    Enjoyable

    yes. The historical and cultural backdrop and the characters are interesting.

    Reviewed on April 08 2012 by Kindle Customer (Inyokern, CA, United States)
  • 14
    The Cloud Pavilion | Laura Joh Rowland

    The Cloud Pavilion

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Laura Joh Rowland
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (23)

    Japan, 1701. A woman is brutally attacked within a bamboo prison as clouds swirl around her head. Meanwhile, at Edo Castle, samurai detective turned chamberlain Sano Ichiro is suspicious of his old rival, Yanagisawa, who has been oddly cooperative since returning from exile.

    Thoroughly enjoyable

    I you are worried this book may not be accessible to the average western reader don't be, not even the most rudimentary knowledge of Japanese history ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 22 2011 by Anna (Tomball, TX, United States)
  • 15
    The Ronin's Mistress: A Novel of Feudal Japan | Laura Joh Rowland

    The Ronin's Mistress: A Novel of Feudal Japan

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Laura Joh Rowland
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (37)

    Japan, 1703. On a snowy night, 47 warriors murder the man at the center of the scandal that turned them from samurai into masterless ronin two years before. Clearly this was an act of revenge—but why did they wait so long? And is there any reason they should not immediately be ordered to commit ritual suicide? Sano Ichiro, demoted from Chamberlain to his old post as Most Honorable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People, has mere days to solve the greatest mystery of samurai legend—while his own fortunes hang in the balance.

    A Great Listen

    I thought this book was great, I was a little apprehensive as it is the first book in the series that I have listened to (or read) and I was not sure ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 14 2012 by Sherrie (Mt. Pearl, Newfoundland, Canada)
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    The Incense Game: A Novel of Feudal Japan | Laura Joh Rowland

    The Incense Game: A Novel of Feudal Japan

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Laura Joh Rowland
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    In the wake of a terrifying earthquake, Sano Ichiro races to solve a crime that could bring down the shogun's regime. When a massive earthquake devastates Japan in 1703, even the shogun's carefully regulated court is left teetering on the brink of chaos. This is no time for a murder investigation - except when a nobleman's daughters are found dead from incense poisoning and their father threatens to topple the regime unless Sano Ichiro tracks down the killer.

    Brilliant Execution

    Bernadette Dunne's voice just somehow fit Rowland's writing style. It fluctuated with energy where it was needed and it legitimately felt like I was l..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 20 2013 by Sarah (LENEXA, KS, United States)
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    The Shogun's Daughter: A Novel of Feudal Japan | Laura Joh Rowland

    The Shogun's Daughter: A Novel of Feudal Japan

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Laura Joh Rowland
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (24)

    Japan, 1704. In an elegant mansion a young woman named Tsuruhime lies on her deathbed. The death of the Shogun's daughter has immediate consequences on his regime. Faced with his own mortality and beset by troubles, he names as his heir Yoshisato, the seventeen-year-old son he only recently discovered was his. Until five months ago, Yoshisato was raised as the illegitimate son of Yanagisawa, the shogun's favorite advisor. Yanagisawa is also the longtime enemy of Sano Ichiro.

    Not "Samari Fighting" book; Story of Man & Family

    Story centers on one man's struggle to maintain his personal sense of duty and honor, in the midst of a struggle with those that would have him killed..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 07 2016 by W. Mahoney (Seattle, WA, USA)
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    The Iris Fan: A Novel of Feudal Japan | Laura Joh Rowland

    The Iris Fan: A Novel of Feudal Japan

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Laura Joh Rowland
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Japan, 1709. Amid the ever-treacherous intrigue in the court, Sano Ichiro has been demoted from chamberlain to a lowly patrol guard. His relationship with his wife Reiko is in tatters, and a bizarre new alliance between his two enemies Yanagisawa and Lord Ienobu has left him puzzled and wary. Then a harrowing, almost inconceivable crime takes place. In his own palace, the shogun is stabbed with a fan made of painted silk with sharp-pointed iron ribs.

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