Gai-Jin : The Asian Saga

  • by James Clavell
  • Narrated by John Lee
  • Series: The Asian Saga
  • 50 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. Their fates collide in James Clavell's masterpiece set in 19th-century Japan - an unforgettable epic seething with betrayal and secrets, brutality and heroism, love and forbidden passions.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Extremely captivating!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! It tells more than a beautiful story. This book brings you in the mind of its characters and they live you and makes you better. Absolutely Epic


What was one of the most memorable moments of Gai-Jin?

The duel between Toranaga Yoshi


What does John Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He gives life to characters. When you listen this audiobook they are standing in front of you.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No! You do not want the pleasure to finish so soon


Any additional comments?

The best thing about this book are the characters. They are all so complex and perfectly described. By the end of the book they are friends and they live you.

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- Adriano

Brilliant, different from Shogun

Another masterpiece, flawed but brilliant. The reader is phenomenal at creating distinct and recognisable voices for each character, though his Japanese accents and pronunciations are appalling.
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- BrankoUK

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-05-2015
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.