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A GENTLEMAN FROM JAPAN The Untold Story of an Incredible Journey from Asia to Queen Elizabeth's Court

by | Read by Gary Furlong

Biography & Memoir • 8.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2024

In a British accent, Gary Furlong briskly describes the sea battle that led to a Japanese man joining explorer/navigator Thomas Cavendish's ship's crew in 1588. Christopher, who was being held on a Spanish galleon, was the first Japanese man to set foot on British soil--and other places worldwide. Furthermore, his map-reading skills added to British knowledge of the world. Furlong delivers Christopher's day-to-day dialogue in a hesitant voice but makes him sound full of wonder when he meets Queen Elizabeth I. Furlong softens his voice when describing the horrors faced by Africans in the cargo hold of a Spanish ship. Thomas Lockley's research could satisfy listeners' curiosity about the realities behind the novel SHOGUN and the Japanese manga series ONE PIECE. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2024]

Trade Ed. • Harlequin Audio • 2024

DD ISBN 9781488230813 $24.99

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