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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (808 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Takashi Matsuoka Narrator: Jennifer Van Dyck Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2004 ISBN: 9781598871517
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In the year 1311, in the highest tower of Cloud of Sparrows Castle, a beautiful woman sits by the window, watching as enemies gather below. As she calmly awaits her fate, she begins to write, carefully setting down on a scroll an extraordinary tale—a tale that unfolds in Autumn Bridge. With the same emotional power that distinguished Cloud of Sparrows, readers will travel from the storm-tossed shores of medieval Japan to the bustling streets of San Francisco—toward and overwhelming revelation linking past, present, and future.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane Flanagan | 2/7/2014

    " Well, duh. Now I know why I was confused. This is a sequel. Guess I should have read the first book. I really enjoyed this one, however, but was confused sometimes about what century I was in. Maybe with the background of "Cloud of Sparrows" it would have been easier to understand. I loved the characters and the story. It's so different from what I've been reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mieczyslaw Kasprzyk | 2/2/2014

    " It is interesting how people react differently to books, just like people. When I finished "Autumn Bridge" I felt as if someone had just died. There was a moment during which I actually felt empty and wanted to grieve. I felt the same way after reading "Cloud of Sparrows", yet when I started to read this, its sequel, I remembered very little of that story... it came back to me in visions, like personal memories. There will be people who will read both books and wonder what all the fuss is about... I can't answer that, how the books affected me is a personal thing and could well be linked to the numerous facets that make up my interests and maybe in the sentimentality (I've chosen a word harsh critics might use) that runs through the stories. "Autumn Bridge" is suffused with a beautiful idea; it is about love and fate and about a period in Japan's history that was as difficult as giving birth (the quite rapid change from a static, almost mediaeval society to a modern, industrial power). When you know the outcome how do you behave? When all is frozen how can things flow? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lutfi Annisa Rizki | 1/23/2014

    " ya ampun ! ini salah satu novel horor kalo menurut saya. siapa nyana? ternyata jembatan musim gugur merupakan salah satu perkamen yang ditulis lady shizuka? si penyihir yang malah merupakan nenek moyang klan okumichi? dan sampainya emily selesai membaca perkamen itu, yeaah, tintanya menghapus dan akhirnya, menghilang secara misterius. dan ramalannya akhirnya benar, emily melahirkan anak Lord Genji ! dan yang mengejutkan, Heiko ternyata juga hamil anak Genji ! tapi baik emily dan heiko meninggal setelah melahirkan. aku gak suka ama nasib heiko, pffftt, dan pas antusias banget sama Makoto stark, si putra heiko-genji, tapi apa yang terjadi? hhh, kenapa meninggal? tokoh favorit ku akhirnya meninggal semua. apanya yang akhir indah? tapi masih pengin tau, genji gimana entar meninggalnya. di buku ini baru foreword? ampun deh, Takashi matsuoka keren sekali. #serem banget pas baca masa kecil lady shizuka ! apapun-akhirnya, saya yang penakut -antihorror, tapi akhirnya berani nyelesain baca ini novel #saya nggak ngerti dulunya kalo ceritanya rada seremm "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arlene | 1/4/2014

    " Thought I would really enjoy this book about feudal Japan (including the opening of it up to the West)but I was wrong. Took me forever to finish. Part of the problem was the constant switch between the centuries and the characters, including one character who appears throughout (characterised as either a witch or a seer). Have not yet read this author's first novel, Cloud of Sparrows, which has gotten much better reviews. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gleave_girl | 11/1/2013

    " An interesting read. This book was organized in a puzzle-like format, piecing together parts of the story until the very end. However, by the conclusion, I still felt as though there were some issues or points of the story that remained either unresolved or not clearly explained. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 11/1/2013

    " Life in the Okumuchi clan in Japan, from the 1300s through the late 1800s. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann Warner | 9/21/2013

    " A wonderful atmospheric story that carried me into a fascinating world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette Gisby | 9/18/2013

    " Great book if you like the Shogunate era of Japan. It has a bit of everything, romance, adventure, ghosts, love, honour and betrayal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 3/2/2013

    " This was a lovely sequel - I was impressed with it in the beginning, and impressed with it in the end as it's so... for lack of better description... Japanese. It's absolutely brilliant. I only give it 4 stars instead of 5 because... well... it's predictable a bit... but that's the nature of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 LKM | 3/27/2012

    " I adore this one. If you liked the first one (Cloud of Sparrows), you'll love this one too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 2/17/2012

    " Fantastic! I will happily read anything else this author decides to write till the end of my days. He's locked me in. : ) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rissa Yullita | 8/7/2011

    " i love this book,.. but why mayonaka no heiko must died huhuhuhu... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 6/25/2011

    " A little bit confusing at times because i jumps around from the past to the present to the future a lot. However, even with the confusion, I think I may like it even better than the first one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 5/25/2011

    " Although I was constantly confused at the time changes and had trouble keeping track of which people belonged where, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tomahawk70 | 11/30/2010

    " awesome complex story that jumps back and forth in japanese history and works like a decoder ring with the more focused story of the first book "cloud of sparrows" ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sylvia | 8/6/2010

    " The author used back-tracking stories with flash back and everything... Sequel to Samurai 1, this book tells the future Genji saw in his premonition before: the girl with blonde hair (who is she?), a young man with a face looks a lot like him (who is he?), and an unpredictable ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sophiene | 4/22/2010

    " Wonderful read. The sequel to Cloud of Sparrows in which all becomes clear. It appealed to my sense of order as a librarian, so I really liked all the storylines coming together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vien | 4/7/2010

    " " Kita semua datang dari angkasa, dan aku sekarang akan kembali.. setidak nya.. " "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gleave_girl | 3/5/2010

    " An interesting read. This book was organized in a puzzle-like format, piecing together parts of the story until the very end. However, by the conclusion, I still felt as though there were some issues or points of the story that remained either unresolved or not clearly explained. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 2/27/2010

    " To Condense it in a few short lines:
    Autumn Bridge is definitely worth a read. It has an interesting mix of cultures, time periods, human behaviour and just a little dash of the mystical. A little bit of something for almost everyone and a good book for anyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 1/21/2010

    " Life in the Okumuchi clan in Japan, from the 1300s through the late 1800s.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fajar | 11/23/2009

    " Salut dengan para leluhur Samurai jepang pada masanya (jaman Endo)
    pengabdian, kesetiaan, penghianatan dan cinta di tuangkan semua dalam novel ini... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Livia | 3/8/2009

    " it's amazing, how takashi matsuoka weave hundred piece of stories to form a beautiful tale... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette | 2/26/2009

    " Great book if you like the Shogunate era of Japan. It has a bit of everything, romance, adventure, ghosts, love, honour and betrayal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ita | 1/18/2009

    " great book comes from a great writer "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clint | 12/5/2008

    " Okay, so I half expected this to suck royally, but it ended up taking serious time away from my other books. I loved the non-linear timeline Matsuoka uses to give you a true sense of the way these characters transcend time, often experiencing the future as history and so on.

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