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Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: James Clavell

Narrated By: Gildart Jackson

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: March 2015

Duration: 32 hours 16 minutes


It is the early nineteenth century, when European traders and adventurers first began to penetrate the forbidding Chinese mainland. And it is in this exciting time and exotic place that a giant of an Englishman, Dirk Struan, sets out to turn the desolate island of Hong Kong into an impregnable fortress of British power—and to make himself supreme ruler: Tai-Pan!

#1 New York Times bestselling author James Clavell’s works have become beloved modern classics. This critically acclaimed historical novel is another fine example of a master at work.

“Grand entertainment…packed with action…gaudy and flamboyant with blood and sin, treachery and conspiracy, sex and murder…fresh and vigorous.”—New York Times


  • Kevin A

    Fantastic author, a superb story teller. Riveting! Couldn’t stop. And the narrator is wonderful. Really brought the story to life.

  • Robert H

    Stunning events caused 1,000 pages to fly by. Great story with power, love cunning, and a balanced depiction of violence of the times.

  • Ernie Eustis

    Exceptional historic fiction. Sorry it had to end.