The Asian Saga

14 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 8,618 ratings

Shogun Publisher's Summary

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 of a time and a place aflame with conflict, passion, ambition, lust, and the struggle for power.

James Clavell's Shōgun is a modern classic, a masterpiece of historical fiction that will continue to endure for decades to come.

©1975 James Clavell (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • 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 4,585
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,270
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,265

    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 of a time and a place aflame with conflict, passion, ambition, lust, and the struggle for power.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazingly well done!

    • By Ruby Dickson on 04-24-15
    • The Epic Novel of Japan: The Asian Saga, Book 1
    • By: James Clavell
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 53 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 12-28-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4,585 ratings

    Regular price: $52.47

    • Shogun

    • The Epic Novel of Japan
    • By: James Clavell
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 53 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255

    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 of a time and a place aflame with conflict, passion, ambition, lust, and the struggle for power.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worthwhile Re-visit to an Adolescent read

    • By Monty on 08-06-16
    • The Epic Novel of Japan
    • By: James Clavell
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 53 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 07-09-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 272 ratings

    Regular price: $52.47

  • Book 2

    • 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 1,575
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,464
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,454

    It is the early 19th century, when European traders and adventurers first begin to penetrate the forbidding Chinese mainland. And it is in this exciting time and exotic place that a giant of an Englishman, Dirk Struan, sets out to turn the desolate island of Hong Kong into an impregnable fortress of British power - and to make himself supreme ruler: Tai-Pan!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story brilliantly read

    • By Steve Margitan on 06-23-15
    • 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
    • Release date: 03-18-15
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1,575 ratings

    Regular price: $38.46

    • 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. And it is in this exciting time and exotic place that a giant of an Englishman, Dirk Struan, sets out to turn the desolate island of Hong Kong into an impregnable fortress of British power - and to make himself supreme ruler: Tai-Pan!

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

    • By Jarkko on 08-14-16
    • 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
    • Release date: 04-10-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 80 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 3

    • 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, battling to usher his country into the modern age; a beautiful young Frenchwoman forever torn between ambition and desire - their lives intertwine in an exotic land newly open to foreigners, gai-jin, and torn apart by greed, idealism, and terrorism. Their passions mingle with monarchs and diplomats, assassins, courtesans, and spies.

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

    • By J.B. on 07-09-16
    • The Epic Novel of the Birth of Modern Japan
    • By: James Clavell
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 50 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 05-15-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 708 ratings

    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 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    The heir to the magnificent English trading company, the Noble House; the direct descendant of the first Toranaga Shōgun, battling to usher his country into the modern age; a beautiful young Frenchwoman forever torn between ambition and desire - their lives intertwine in an exotic land newly open to foreigners, gai-jin, and torn apart by greed, idealism, and terrorism. Their passions mingle with monarchs and diplomats, assassins, courtesans, and spies.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible narration, god awful pronunciation

    • By Oru on 12-05-17
    • The Epic Novel of the Birth of Modern Japan
    • By: James Clavell
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 50 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 05-15-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 40 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 4

    • 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. Here, within the seething mass of humanity, one man, an American corporal, seeks dominance over both captives and captors alike. His weapons are human courage, unblinking understanding of human weaknesses, and total willingness to exploit every opportunity to enlarge his power and corrupt or destroy anyone who stands in his path.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An amazing experience

    • By Anonymous User on 12-10-18

    Regular price: $22.95

    • 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 509
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 461
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 457

    The time is World War II. The place is a brutal prison camp deep in Japanese-occupied territory. Here, within the seething mass of humanity, one man, an American corporal, seeks dominance over both captives and captors alike. His weapons are human courage, unblinking understanding of human weaknesses, and total willingness to exploit every opportunity to enlarge his power and corrupt or destroy anyone who stands in his path.

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

    • By J.B. on 08-12-16
    • The Epic Novel of War and Survival
    • By: James Clavell
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 07-17-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 509 ratings

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 5

    • 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 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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.

    • 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
    • Release date: 11-04-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 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 510
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 463
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 459

    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.

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

    • By T. OHagan on 05-30-17
    • 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
    • Release date: 11-05-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 510 ratings

    Regular price: $52.47

  • Book 6

    • 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 helicopter pilots who have been servicing the oil fields up and down the country. Their one objective is to make a bold, concerted escape to safety across the Gulf.

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

    • By Chiefkent on 10-21-16

    Regular price: $45.47

    • Whirlwind

    • The Asian Saga, Book 6
    • By: James Clavell
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 52 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    The sixth book in James Clavell's epic Asian Saga tells the story of three weeks in Tehran in February 1979 - three weeks of passion, self-sacrifice, and heartbreak. 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 helicopter pilots who have been servicing the oil fields up and down the country. Their one objective is to make a bold, concerted escape to safety across the Gulf.

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 6.5

    • 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. Caught in this shifting world of fanaticism, ambition, duplicity, heartbreak, and violent death are the foreign helicopter pilots who have been servicing the oil fields up and down the country. Their one objective is to make a bold, concerted escape to safety across the Gulf.

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

    • By Micki on 08-28-16

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Escape

    • The Asian Saga, Book 7
    • By: James Clavell
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    When the shah is thrown out of Iran, the nation's turmoil becomes world headlines. Caught in this shifting world of fanaticism, ambition, duplicity, heartbreak, and violent death are the foreign helicopter pilots who have been servicing the oil fields up and down the country. Their one objective is to make a bold, concerted escape to safety across the Gulf.

    Regular price: $29.95