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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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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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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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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
Shogun
Noble house

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Good Entertainment

It was well narrated, entertaining, and easy to follow. But, it was not on par with Shogun.

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Endless

54 hours is a long time, and I couldn’t wait for this book to be over. There were too many characters and too many side stores. Recently finished Tai Pan and found it to be excellent. This was just a mishmash of stories, characters, etc. I really cannot recommend it. The narrator was outstanding.

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Good, but not Clavells best

Great performance and a good story for fans of Clavell. I enjoyed the earliest Asian novels much more.

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  • Lo
  • 01-25-18

Clavell is a master, alright...

Go through his Asian series chronologically by when they take place. It really will add to the story.
Shogun is by far the best but King Rat is also quite fascinating.
This narrator struggles with American accents and tends to make women sound whiny. But he does do a great job at maintaining distinct voices for a wide cast of characters so it was easy to follow who was talking.

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  • Zach
  • Smyrna, GA United States
  • 12-03-17

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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Competition and Joss

I Loved this book, the series and the narration. A must listen in Clavell's series.