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4.00005530463637 out of 54.00005530463637 out of 54.00005530463637 out of 54.00005530463637 out of 54.00005530463637 out of 5 4.00 (54,245 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Clavell Narrator: Ralph Lister Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Asian Saga Release Date:
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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 Shogun is a modern classic, a masterpiece of historical fiction that will continue to endure for decades to come.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A colossal work in every way…a huge panorama…but you won’t want it shorter by one sentence.”


  • Shōgun is irresistible…I can’t remember when a novel has seized my mind like this one. Perhaps it was the author’s Hong Kong novel Tai-Pan…James Clavell breathes narrative. It’s almost impossible not to continue to read Shōgun once having opened it. Yet it’s not only something that you read—you live it…People, customs, settings, needs, and desires all become so enveloping you forget who and where you are.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Adventure and action, the suspense of danger, shocking, touching human relationships…A climactic human story.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “One of those books that blots up vacations and imperils marriages because it simply will not let the reader go.”

    Washington Post

  • “Exciting, totally absorbing…be prepared for late nights, meals untasted, business unattended.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “Superbly crafted…grips the reader like a riptide…gets the juices flowing!”

    Washington Star

  • “A tale surging with action, intrigue, and love…A huge cast…vast and dramatic…Stunning…savage…beautiful…An extraordinary performance.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Adventure, intrigue, love…death, bloodshed, and sex…Reader, you’ll love it!”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by steve | 6/18/2016

    " I have read this book in print twice over the past 20 years. It is even better as an audio book and there are many parts I replay because what is happening is so good. I would say it is one of the best books I have ever read and I hope people read this and try it. The narrator does a great job. Please try it. "

  • 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 by Duanne | 6/10/2016

    " I just finished reading Shogun for the 4th time. I continue to enjoy like it was the first time. When you read the book you believe you are there with all your senses experiencing. This story stays with. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Thomas | 5/30/2016

    " I saw the mini series a couple of times and loved it so I thought I would listen to this. It does not disappoint! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Allyson | 2/20/2014

    " I loved this book back in the mid eighties. It put me to sleep for months on end. Since I had insomnia, that was great. By halfway through, I couldn't keep track of the plot or characters at all. "

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