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Tai-Pan: The Epic Novel of the Founding of Hong Kong

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: James Clavell

Narrated By: Gildart Jackson

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: March 2015

Duration: 32 hours 11 minutes

Summary:

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 its 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.

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  • Walter G.

    I really enjoy this book next to Shogun I think this is probably his best book I love the characters I love the plot very good read

  • 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.