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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (466 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Joh Rowland Narrator: James Yaegashi Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN:
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Chosen by Publishers Weekly as a Best Book of 2007, The Snow Empress showcases author Laura Joh Rowland's deep understanding of 17th-century Japan and her impeccable gift of storytelling. This thrilling novel finds samurai detective Sano Ichirõ working to gain freedom for his son by investigating the murder of a lord's beloved mistress. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacie | 1/27/2014

    " Fantastic! Definitely a page turner--I feel like I have to read every other book in the series if they're this enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 RunRachelRun | 1/12/2014

    " Sometimes, I'm not too sure why I like this series so much. The characters are rather stock characters - the good ones are 100% good; the bad are totally evil. There's no in between. But then, I've read every single one of these series, so I must like them, right? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mieczyslaw Kasprzyk | 1/7/2014

    " This is, in my opinion, the best in the Sano Ichiro series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 1/4/2014

    " Laura Joh Rowland continues her Sano Ichiro mystery series with this fabulous page turner! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ellyn Wilhelm | 12/29/2013

    " Dark and confusing. But twisted enough to keep you turning pages to find out whodunnit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 10/31/2013

    " A typical who-dunnit story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annaliese Fleming | 8/7/2013

    " This was an entertaining and easy read. It's a mystery set in 17th century Japan, and I enjoyed the characters. I'm in a mode where I am simply reading books when I have a few minutes to decompress, so this fit the bill for that purpose. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doug | 5/30/2013

    " I didn't enjoy the story as much as some of the other Sano Ichiro novels but the setting in Hokaido and the information on the Ainu was really nice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathay | 5/12/2013

    " A true "beach read" type of book. Interesting, fun mystery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aim | 10/9/2012

    " fine but nothing great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyri Stefatos | 9/16/2012

    " another book read while I was in Tokyo...totally immersed myself into it...love the characters and can totally time travel while reading "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Purlewe | 8/27/2012

    " Another Sano detective story. I do like them. And so your mileage may vary. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen | 8/3/2012

    " This book gets Sano out of Edo to a remote area of Japan so it's a pleasant change "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Georgia Rogers | 4/17/2012

    " A decent mystery novel, but I have been finding that Ms Rowland has been a bit formulaic with her latest installments in the Sano Ichiro detective series. It was entertaining at least, and like all of her books I finished it within two days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Serge Pierro | 1/10/2012

    " Sano Ichiro and Reiko have to team up to find their kidnapped son. Another interesting story in Rowland's portrayal of ancient Japan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Calli | 7/11/2011

    " Excellent book. I'm always on the lookout for something different and this was it. This mystery was set in 1699 Japan. Apparently this is book number 12 in a series, so that gives me a lot of new reading material. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhyannon | 6/21/2011

    " This one was very good. Convoluted, but good. Looking forward to the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mieczyslaw | 1/7/2011

    " This is, in my opinion, the best in the Sano Ichiro series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Georgia | 12/10/2010

    " A decent mystery novel, but I have been finding that Ms Rowland has been a bit formulaic with her latest installments in the Sano Ichiro detective series. It was entertaining at least, and like all of her books I finished it within two days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyri | 9/6/2010

    " another book read while I was in Tokyo...totally immersed myself into it...love the characters and can totally time travel while reading "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 emily | 7/5/2010

    " A fascinating thriller in Japan.

    Slow in the beginning, but gets better. "

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

    " This one was very good. Convoluted, but good. Looking forward to the next one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 3/8/2010

    " Author does a great job incorporating historical issues with thrill and suspense. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ellyn | 8/14/2009

    " Dark and confusing. But twisted enough to keep you turning pages to find out whodunnit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 RunRachelRun | 5/11/2009

    " Sometimes, I'm not too sure why I like this series so much. The characters are rather stock characters - the good ones are 100% good; the bad are totally evil. There's no in between. But then, I've read every single one of these series, so I must like them, right? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathay | 2/22/2009

    " A true "beach read" type of book. Interesting, fun mystery. "

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