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THE HEART OF A SAMURAI

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by James Yaegashi

Young Adult Young Adult • 6.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

Any actor worth his salt can bring the voices of a whaling crew at sea to a landlocked listener. James Yaegashi sails beyond that by getting inside the heart of Manjiro, a shipwrecked Japanese boy whom Captain Howland rescues and later adopts. Working from a true story, Yaegashi captures the confusion and loneliness of a teen, far from home in America, who is surrounded by strangers who don't speak his language. As Manjiro learns the ways of his adoptive country in the mid-nineteenth century, Yaegashi adds confidence to Manjiro's voice while maintaining the crisp and accurate pronunciation of Japanese words. Listeners will marvel at Manjiro's will to survive, adapt, and return home to become a samurai. An endnote narrated by the author explains what parts of the story are based in fact. M.M.O. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2011]

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Formats

Digital Download • Recorded Books • 2011

DD ISBN 9781461804352 $24.99

 

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2011

CS ISBN 9781456136123 $56.75 • Five cassettes

CD ISBN 9781456136130 $56.75 • Five CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781461815679 $49.75 • One MP3-CDs

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