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    • Spring Snow

    • By: Yukio Mishima
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 88

    Spring Snow is set in Tokyo in 1912, when the hermetic world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders -- rich provincial families unburdened by tradition, whose money and vitality make them formidable contenders for social and political power. Among this rising new elite are the ambitious Matsugae, whose son has been raised in a family of the waning aristocracy, the elegant and attenuated Ayakura.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An extraordinary work.......

    • By UMARRAJ on 05-29-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Temple of the Golden Pavillion

    • By: Yukio Mishima
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    A hopeless stutterer, taunted by his schoolmates, Mizoguchi feels utterly alone until he becomes an acolyte at a famous temple in Kyoto. But he quickly becomes obsessed with the temple's beauty, and cannot live in peace as long as it exists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you liked

    • By Douglas on 04-29-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea

    • By: Yukio Mishima
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 77

    A band of savage 13-year-old boys reject the adult world as illusory, hypocritical, and sentimental, and train themselves in a brutal callousness they call 'objectivity'. When the mother of one of them begins an affair with a ship's officer, he and his friends idealise the man at first; but it is not long before they conclude that he is in fact soft and romantic. They regard this disallusionment as an act of betrayal on his part - and the retribution is deliberate and horrifying.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unsettling writing, flawed reading

    • By Erez on 11-22-12

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Sound of Waves

    • By: Yukio Mishima
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    Set in a remote fishing village in Japan, The Sound of Waves is a timeless story of first love. A young fisherman is entranced at the sight of the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest man in the village. They fall in love, but must then endure the calumny and gossip of the villagers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Remote Japanese island beautifully depicted

    • By Bruce on 09-17-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • La scuola della carne

    • By: Yukio Mishima
    • Narrated by: Davide Marzi
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Taeko, elegante e avvenente donna di trentanove anni, conduce una vita agiata e godereccia, destreggiandosi tra l'atelier d'alta moda di cui è proprietaria, le amiche con cui condividere racconti piccanti ed eventi mondani cui partecipare. Stereotipo della donna divorziata e indipendente, immersa nell'alta società nipponica del dopoguerra, ove il desiderio di occidentalizzazione si contrappone a vecchie tradizioni e pregiudizi, Taeko non vuole rinunciare al proprio stile di vita né alla libertà.

    Regular price: $8.14

    • Diario di preghiere

    • By: Yukio Mishima
    • Narrated by: Valentina Mari
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Yasuko e Yumio hanno in comune la salute cagionevole, due infermiere e le lunghe passeggiate che sono costretti a compiere. È così che diventano amici e, insieme, riscoprono la vita: grazie anche a una tendenza a scoprire le case infestate, verificare le dicerie sulle apparizioni e giocare ai pirati. Ma un giorno un'incomprensione li separa e, nonostante la vita continui a unirli facendoli abitare l'uno a fianco all'altra, quel pomeriggio d'inverno tra le nevi sembra restare per sempre tra loro, anche crescendo. Saprà rifiorire la loro amicizia, infantile ma profondissima?

    Regular price: $7.12