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Noble House

The Epic Novel of Modern Hong Kong: The Asian Saga, Book 5
Written by: James Clavell
Narrated by: Ralph Lister
Series: The Asian Saga, Book 5
Length: 54 hrs and 43 mins
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Publisher's Summary

This spellbinding adventure is a literary triumph that proves once again why James Clavell's books have become modern classics.

Set in Hong Kong in 1963, the action of Noble House spans scarcely more than a week, but these are days of high adventure: from kidnapping and murder to financial double-dealing and natural catastrophes - fire, flood, landslide. Yet they are also days filled with all the mystery and romance of Hong Kong - the heart of Asia - rich in every trade...money, flesh, opium, power.

©1981 James Clavell (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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James clavell is amazing

I listened audio books when I'm going to bed. im a huge fan of the Asian saga.

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  • T. OHagan
  • 2017-05-30

Awesome, though not clavell's best.

First of all, Shogun and Taipan are in a different league, in my opinion. With that in mind, I really enjoyed Noble House, as an exciting and interesting yarn. The characters and history create a sense of reality, although the timeline is pretty incredible. A great read, and a good listen. the reader took a chapter or two, but did well, especially with the multitude of both Asian and European voices.

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  • Scott Sheppard
  • 2019-02-20

Poor narrator

This version is no where near as good as the one narrated by John Lee. Lister has no sense of the characters at all.

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  • Tui Lawrence
  • 2019-02-04

It was hard to listen to tho I like the book...

I read the book many years ago and decided to give the audio book a whirl...I struggled to finish it this time around as I did not like the narration. It was just a bit off for me.

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  • 2019-01-05

Chapters are out of order

Good book, a bit hard to enjoy when the audiobook chapters are out of order.

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  • The Cookie Lady
  • 2016-01-16

What a tale.

Amazing story. The continuation and ending of an epic tale. Loved every word.
Read each book and enjoy the people within.

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  • Melissa Apter
  • 2017-09-21

Good but it's no Shogun.

Good but it's no Shogun. The narrator is good but his American accent is grating.

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  • Zach
  • 2017-12-03

It can’t touch Shogun.

I loved Shogun. I enjoyed Tai Pan. It’s no Shogun but it was fun.

This book is a trite soap opera. It’s so bad that I’m angry with the author for making me doubt Shogun’s excellence.

I suppose everyone must make a living.

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  • PAPPI
  • 2015-11-24

Excellent

Like Bombay of shantaram by Gregory the same about hongkong by James clavell . It was so good that you do not want to stop . You feel like listening it all the time .
This is my third book by James clavell
Gaijin
Shogun
Noble house
I had already read the last 2 about 30 years ago and I really enjoyed it.
Also saw the mini series of
Shogun
Noble house

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  • David
  • 2020-05-14

Noble House A Noble Story

It took the first chapter to get into the story and the narrator, but the story built beautifully crafted. The characters were outstanding with multiple story lines.

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  • Leonard Smith
  • 2020-03-23

A jumbled up mess.

It was hard to make sense of the storyline. There are chapters I heard throughout the book that were repeated. The most notable was the landslide that destroyed Rose Court. It first emerged somewhere near the middle of the book and, again, shortly after reaching the point where there were four hours left; here it is again. This was not an isolated instance. I thoroughly enjoyed the first four books in the series but this one is a mess.