• Grass for His Pillow

  • Tales of the Otori, Book 2
  • By: Lian Hearn
  • Narrated by: Jamie Glover, Isla Blair
  • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 13-03-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (16 ratings)


Takeo has pledged his life to the secret Tribe. His supernatural skills of invisibility and acute hearing make him their most deadly assassin. But he must deny the spiritual vows of his upbringing, his birthright of Otori wealth, land, and power, and his love for Kaede. If he does not serve the Tribe, they will kill him. In growing from boy to man, Takeo chooses a path of danger and vengeance, and learns of the prophecy that shapes his destiny. Kaede, destined to submit to a political marriage, must use her intelligence, beauty, and cunning to assert her place in a world of all-powerful men who must never know that she is carrying Takeo's child.In the ancient Oriental lands of the Otori, Lian Hearn has created a brilliantly imagined culture that has cast its spell over thousands of readers worldwide. Here is epic storytelling whose appeal crosses genres, genders, and generations.
©Lian Hearn Associates Pty Ltd; (P)Macmillan Publishers Ltd
Show More Show Less

Critic reviews

"Adept at creating vivid natural settings where the supernatural feels unusually plausible, Hearn catches fresh details of trees, birds, rivers, and mountains. With quick, direct sentences like brushstrokes on a Japanese scroll, she suggests vast and mysterious landscapes full of both menace and wonder. Hearn shows that middle novels of trilogies don't have to simply fill space between an exciting opening and conclusion." (Publishers Weekly)
Show More Show Less

Regular price: £10.49

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Privacy Notice.

Buy Now for £10.49

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Privacy Notice.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
4 out of 5 stars
By Victoria on 08-10-09

Grass for His Pillow - Delightful

Read the first in this series, Across the Nightingale Floor some years ago and found all 4 on here when selecting for a trip to China. These stories are beautifully crafted, set in ancient Japan I presume although they don't actually state it and don't call the warriors Samurai... Jamie Glover & Isla Blair narrate wonderfully, I was glued to my headphones and it passed the time before I knew it!

Read more Hide me
See all reviews