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Publisher's Summary

This spellbinding adventure is a literary triumph that proves once again why James Clavell's books have become modern classics.

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.

©1981 James Clavell (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Awesome, though not clavell's best.

First of all, Shogun and Taipan are in a different league, in my opinion. With that in mind, I really enjoyed Noble House, as an exciting and interesting yarn. The characters and history create a sense of reality, although the timeline is pretty incredible. A great read, and a good listen. the reader took a chapter or two, but did well, especially with the multitude of both Asian and European voices.

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Poor narrator

This version is no where near as good as the one narrated by John Lee. Lister has no sense of the characters at all.

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What a tale.

Amazing story. The continuation and ending of an epic tale. Loved every word.
Read each book and enjoy the people within.

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Continuingly happy with this series!

This book started out a little slow for me but it more than made up for it by the end. It did a great job of filling out all the characters. My favorite parts were all the tidbits from the other previous books. It was so great to hear their names mentioned again.

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It was hard to listen to tho I like the book...

I read the book many years ago and decided to give the audio book a whirl...I struggled to finish it this time around as I did not like the narration. It was just a bit off for me.

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Chapters are out of order

Good book, a bit hard to enjoy when the audiobook chapters are out of order.

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Good but it's no Shogun.

Good but it's no Shogun. The narrator is good but his American accent is grating.

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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 it all the time .
This is my third book by James clavell
Gaijin
Shogun
Noble house
I had already read the last 2 about 30 years ago and I really enjoyed it.
Also saw the mini series of
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Noble house

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It can’t touch Shogun.

I loved Shogun. I enjoyed Tai Pan. It’s no Shogun but it was fun. This book is a trite soap opera. It’s so bad that I’m angry with the author for making me doubt Shogun’s excellence. I suppose everyone must make a living.

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How did it come to this?

I started this book excited that Ralph Lister would be returning as the book's narrator, and while his performance is excellent, it unfortunately doesn't save this story in my opinion. Mr. Clavell gives an honest effort to tell a more modern story in the Struan timeline, however the result is hours upon hours of stuffy rich people discussing business deals and the stock market. Gone is the days of heroic seamen and scrappy merchants, instead we have all of the convoluted monotony of modern economics. I was only able to make it through 60 or so chapters out of the 99 before I began to dread hitting play, and I gave up on being able to get it over with.