King Rat : The Asian Saga

  • by James Clavell
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • Series: The Asian Saga
  • 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
This enthralling masterpiece about life as a prisoner of war will keep listeners spellbound from the first chapter to the last.


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Customer Reviews

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Completely absorbing

A much leaner book than Clavells's other work, this reads like a matinee war movie with its wonderful cast of characters and capers. There is adventure, humour, and towards the end the book provides subtle reflections on the effects internment has had on the men. Simon Vance provides excellent narration as always.
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- Mr

King rat - bravo

Thoroughly enjoyed this story a great tale exposing the human frailties when survival comes hard.
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- Richard Stillman

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-07-2015
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.