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Gai-Jin

The Epic Novel of the Birth of Modern Japan
Lu par : John Lee
Série : The Asian Saga, Volume 3
Durée : 50 h et 17 min
Catégories : Anglais - Fiction, Historical
4.5 out of 5 stars (2 notations)

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Description

The heir to the magnificent English trading company, the Noble House; the direct descendant of the first Toranaga Shōgun, battling to usher his country into the modern age; a beautiful young Frenchwoman forever torn between ambition and desire - their lives intertwine in an exotic land newly open to foreigners, gai-jin, and torn apart by greed, idealism, and terrorism. Their passions mingle with monarchs and diplomats, assassins, courtesans, and spies. Their fates collide in James Clavell's masterpiece set in 19th-century Japan - an unforgettable epic seething with betrayal and secrets, brutality and heroism, love and forbidden passions.

©2015 James Clavell (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Oru
  • 05/12/2017

Horrible narration, god awful pronunciation


James Clavell did a great job with Shogun, so it saddens me this book got so little attention during production. I hope Clavell is picked to remake this shameful attempt at Gai-Jin,

This book is actually great. Four stars at the very least, but as an audio book it's hard to rank.

This is due to the poor quality of the narration. The accents are off. The French accent is hard to listen to, but the Japanese ones are something out of a nightmare. Stereotypical to the point of being racist. It's the worst I have ever heard in an audio book.

Furthermore I have no idea how so many pronunciation errors got through the production either. Edo, becomes Yeido.
Sensei, is spoken something close to senzai. Which sounds like they are saying detergent in Japanese. There are plenty of such errors, and with the god awful pronunciation on top of that, I for one can't enjoy or listen to it anymore.

I hope that a new version is released.







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  • Seb O.
  • 03/11/2019

Such a masterpiece, must read or listen

Definitei one of the best trilogies ever. It was difficult to continue with daily tasks, even breathing takes a second role when such a novelist weaves there stories...

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 15/05/2019

awesome 👍 worth it to keep track of it to the end

a very good book, the naration seems odd atfirst and might seem a bit... but it is a great work and we'll read. intriguing plot, whit space for imagination and as the last lines state, God's or no God's, dosent matter, a sense of humor is good, ne?

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  • Ketola Sami
  • 08/04/2019

Much better than advertised.

I have to say that reading reviews of this book made me bit skeptical about how I would like it, but I was happily disappointed in the end. The readers performance on characters is okay in my opinion, I don't really mind the exaggerated Japanese or French accents, as even if it might be bit over the top, it makes the characters easily discernible. The Japanese names on the other hand are often very badly pronounced and I'd really hoped that the reader would have known the basics of Japanese. Anyways, it might not be a top production, but i've heard worse.

Many have commented on the story that they stopped around the halfway point of the book. Without any spoilers, I'd say that it's a great mistake as the book gets much better after the halfway point, and the plot is very enjoyable in the end even taking into account the rough points.

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  • Sarkis
  • 06/07/2017

Captivating

A captivating insight of Nipon (Japan) history. But with a plot very close to Shogun just from a different prospective and as a back plot of the main story, surrounded by lots of small stories of love, blackmail, life and death completing the "Big Picture" very nicely. Turning this book into a masterpiece.

PS: Be prepeared for a treat.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 25/04/2017

Compelling though the least of Clavell's Asia Saga

A plethora of characters and a meandering story, it's none the less compelling for its historical perspective (of a sorts).

The narrator does a fine job, though accents (especially the Japanese) border on the worst sort of stereotype. Japanese pronunciation is also not up to scratch.

buy if you liked Shogun and just want more

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  • kathrin kneidl
  • 14/11/2017

der Sprecher ist eine Zumutung

Der Sprecher kann nur einen Akzent und selbst diesen peinlich schlecht. In einer Geschichte die gelesen von der diversity lebt ist dieser Sprecher eine Katastrophe. Um so schlimmer nach Gildart Jackson von Tai-Pan der jeden Character mit seiner eigenen Finesse und selbst die Frauen so wunderbar gelesen hat das man sie geradezu vor sich sah. Frauenstimmen nicht zu unfreiwilligen karikaturen verkommen zu lassen ist eine Kunst an der viele, auch gute Sprecher scheitern. Es ist eine Schande das diese wunderbaren Buecher nicht von einem einzigen Sprecher von Mr. Jacksons Kaliber gelesen werden. Ich werde es auf jeden Fall zurueckgeben und lieber selber lesen als mir meinen liebsten Schriftsteller von so einem Diletanten verderben lassen.
Da ein Stern noch zu viel des Guten fuer diese jammervolle Performance ist leidet meine Gesamtbewertung.
Schade Audible you turned the Epic Novel into the Epic fail. Noch so eine Entaeuschung und ich kuendige meine Abo.

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