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James Clavell

James Clavell, who died in 1994, was a screenwriter, director, producer, and novelist born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Although he wrote the screenplays for a number of acclaimed films, including The Fly (1958), The Great Escape (1963), and To Sir With Love (1967), he is best known for his epic novels in his Asian Saga.

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    • Shogun

    • The Epic Novel of Japan: The Asian Saga, Book 1
    • By: James Clavell
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 53 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,606
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,289
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,284

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazingly well done!

    • By Ruby Dickson on 04-24-15

    Regular price: $52.47

    • 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 1,580
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,469
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,459

    It is the early 19th century, when European traders and adventurers first begin to penetrate the forbidding Chinese mainland....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story brilliantly read

    • By Steve Margitan on 06-23-15

    Regular price: $38.46

    • 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 513
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 466
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 462

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome, though not clavell's best.

    • By T. OHagan on 05-30-17

    Regular price: $52.47

    • 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 708
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 648
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 644

    The heir to the magnificent English trading company, the Noble House; the direct descendant of the first Toranaga Shōgun, battles to usher his country into the modern age....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Reader John Lee is Perfect but not Enough

    • By J.B. on 07-09-16

    Regular price: $52.47

    • King Rat

    • The Epic Novel of War and Survival
    • By: James Clavell
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 512
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 463
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 459

    The time is World War II. The place is a brutal prison camp deep in Japanese-occupied territory....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lord of the Flies; Lord of the Rats. One Together

    • By J.B. on 08-12-16

    Regular price: $27.97

    • 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 258
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234

    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 pilots....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Literally the End of an Era!

    • By Chiefkent on 10-21-16

    Regular price: $45.47

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    It is the early 19th century, when European traders and adventurers first began to penetrate the forbidding Chinese mainland....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great performance, albeit overacted on occasion

    • By Jarkko on 08-14-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Escape

    • The Asian Saga, Book 6.5
    • By: James Clavell
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 13

    When the shah is thrown out of Iran, the nation's turmoil becomes world headlines....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed! Do Not Waste Your Money!

    • By Micki on 08-28-16

    Regular price: $31.47

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    The time is World War II. The place is a brutal prison camp deep in Japanese-occupied territory....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An amazing experience

    • By Anonymous User on 12-10-18

    Regular price: $22.95

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