Noble House

James Clavell

Ralph Lister (Narrator)

11-12-15

54hrs 43min

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11-12-15

54hrs 43min

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Unabridged

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Fiction/Historical

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“A sprawling Chinese banquet of a book.” People

A #1 New York Times bestseller

The epic novel of espionage, betrayal and turbulence in 1960s Hong Kong by the #1 New York Times bestselling author and unparalleled master of historical fiction, James Clavell

Taking place over the course of an eventful week in 1963 Hong Kong, James Clavell’s Noble House is a masterfully woven novel of true suspense.

Ian Dunross, the current tai-pan of the illustrious yet financially troubled Struan empire, is racing to undo the damage his predecessor left behind and to once again stand on stable ground. And he’ll do whatever it takes—including striking a hard-fought deal with an American millionaire. But his rival, Quillan Gornt, has other plans. Suddenly caught in a dubious plot involving Soviet spies, Hong Kong’s criminal underground, and the hostile takeover of his company, Dunross holds nothing back in the fight for the Noble House.

Espionage, mayhem, and high-stakes betrayals make Noble House Clavell’s most prolific and imaginatively crafted narrative in the Asian Saga.

Praise

“A sprawling Chinese banquet of a book.” People

“Seethes with drama, sex, crime, intrigue, and natural disaster.” Cosmopolitan

“Fiction for addicts…Extravagantly romantic…A book that you can get lost in for weeks…Staggering complexity…Not only is it as long as life, it’s also as rich with possibilities.” New York Times

“The last time I was so taken with a spellbinding safari was when I read Gone with the Wind.” Los Angeles Times

“Clavell’s biggest triumph yet…Storytelling done with dash and panache…A rousing read.” Washington Post

“Breathtaking…Only terms like colossal, gigantic, titanic, incredible, unbelievable, gargantuan, are properly descriptive…Clavell has made himself the king of super-adventure thrillers.” Chicago Tribune Book World

“Tremendous entertainment…A seamless marvel of pure storytelling.” Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Clavell writes of the Orient as no Western writer before him.” Philadelphia Inquirer

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Release Date November 12, 2015
Language English
Genre Asian American, Classics, Cultural Heritage, Fiction, General, Historical, Multicultural & Interracial, Romance, Sagas, Sea Stories, Thrillers, War & Military
Number in Series 5
Series Display String The Asian Saga
Release Date Machine 1447286400
Author Bio
James Clavell

James Clavell (1921–1994) was a novelist, screenwriter, director, and World War II veteran and prisoner of war. He is best known for his epic Asian Saga novels, which launched with the 1962 bestseller King Rat, and their televised adaptations. He also wrote screenplays for such films as The Great Escape and The Fly, and was a writer, director, and producer on To Sir, with Love. His books Shōgun, Noble House, Tai-Pan, and Whirlwind were #1 New York Times bestsellers.

Narrator Bio
Ralph Lister

Ralph Lister is an actor, voice actor, and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. He spent fifteen years in London theater before moving to the United States to focus on film and television. He has held numerous roles in Shakespeare and modern dramas, as well as starring roles in independent films. His voice and character work can be heard in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearland 13 Going On 30. He lives in Los Angeles.

Overview

A #1 New York Times bestseller

The epic novel of espionage, betrayal and turbulence in 1960s Hong Kong by the #1 New York Times bestselling author and unparalleled master of historical fiction, James Clavell

Taking place over the course of an eventful week in 1963 Hong Kong, James Clavell’s Noble House is a masterfully woven novel of true suspense.

Ian Dunross, the current tai-pan of the illustrious yet financially troubled Struan empire, is racing to undo the damage his predecessor left behind and to once again stand on stable ground. And he’ll do whatever it takes—including striking a hard-fought deal with an American millionaire. But his rival, Quillan Gornt, has other plans. Suddenly caught in a dubious plot involving Soviet spies, Hong Kong’s criminal underground, and the hostile takeover of his company, Dunross holds nothing back in the fight for the Noble House.

Espionage, mayhem, and high-stakes betrayals make Noble House Clavell’s most prolific and imaginatively crafted narrative in the Asian Saga.