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Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era by [Eiji Yoshikawa, Charles Terry]

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A captivating work.

-- "Atlantic Journal-Constitution"

A stirring saga and one that will prove popular not only for readers interested in Japan.

-- "Washington Post Book World"

Dramatic and exciting.

-- "Philadelphia Bulletin"

Listeners will be enthralled by this classic tale of feuding samurai locked in battle. Narrator Brian Nishii's performance is epic, giving life to the novel's sprawling cast of characters...Yoshikawa's imagery is steeped in historical Japanese environs, which alone make this immersive audiobook captivating. Nishii's tone is often playful and fun yet provides the necessary gravitas to carry listeners through this long, rewarding adventure set in ancient Japan.

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-- "Edwin O. Reischauer, former United States ambassador to Japan" --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

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A captivating work.

-- "Atlantic Journal-Constitution"

A stirring saga and one that will prove popular not only for readers interested in Japan.

-- "Washington Post Book World"

Dramatic and exciting.

-- "Philadelphia Bulletin"

Listeners will be enthralled by this classic tale of feuding samurai locked in battle. Narrator Brian Nishii's performance is epic, giving life to the novel's sprawling cast of characters...Yoshikawa's imagery is steeped in historical Japanese environs, which alone make this immersive audiobook captivating. Nishii's tone is often playful and fun yet provides the necessary gravitas to carry listeners through this long, rewarding adventure set in ancient Japan.

-- "AudioFile"

The Gone with the Wind of Japan.

-- "Edwin O. Reischauer, former United States ambassador to Japan" --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00CD428BU
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Kodansha International; 1st edition (August 10, 2012)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 10, 2012
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2036 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 984 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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