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SHOGUN, PART ONE The Asian Saga, Book 1.1

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Ralph Lister

Historical Fiction • 24.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1975

Like the captain of a historical sailing ship, Ralph Lister takes command of this sprawling 1975 bestseller about culture clash. He gives a tough, resilient voice to the hero, Captain John Blackthorne, while providing memorable voices for the dozens of characters ranging from Japanese samurai and courtesans to Spanish and Portuguese people. In 1600, after losing his ship and crew, Blackthorne becomes the first Englishman to set foot in Japan. Details abound on warfare, religion, marriage, sex, and even bathing. The differences between English and Japanese culture are profound, but soon Lister's voice reflects the respect the captain comes to have for his hosts. Inspired by historical events, SHOGUN is a masterwork of popular fiction delivered by a masterful voice talent. B.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2024]

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2023

CD ISBN 9798212910811 $66.95 • Nineteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9798212910828 $46.95 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $23.36

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