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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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Chapters are out of order

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

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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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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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2nd time around

Noble house is a book that I read several years ago by listening on Audible. I decided that I wanted to listen to it again and I put in the time to do so. Overall it’s an enjoyable book. The performance was OK. Not great. The narrator was not as accomplished at doing various voices as some of the other narrators that I’ve listen to. James Clavell is my favorite author.

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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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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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