47 Ronin by John Allyn audiobook

47 Ronin

By John Allyn
Foreword by Stephen Turnbull
Read by David Shih

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665113892

  • ISBN: 9781665113878

  • ISBN: 9781665113885

Runtime: 7.49 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In 1701 young Lord Asano is goaded into attacking a corrupt official at the Japanese Court. Although the wound Asano inflicts is minimal, the Emperor’s punishment is harsh: Lord Asano is ordered to commit seppuku, or ritual suicide. His lands are confiscated and his family is dishonored and exiled. His samurai retainers now become ronin, or masterless, and are dispersed.

These ronin are not trusted by their enemies, and live under the watchful eyes of spies for months. They appear to adapt to their new circumstances by becoming tradesmen and teachers. But the ronin only seem to accept their fate. They are in fact making careful plans for revenge, biding their time until the moment to strike is right! Their deeds became Japan’s most celebrated example of bravery, cunning, and loyalty in an age when samurai were heroes, and honor was worth dying for.

John Allyn’s masterful retelling of the 47 ronin story has long been considered the definitive version of these dramatic historical events.

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Author Bio: John Allyn

Author Bio: John Allyn

John Allyn attended the Army Specialized Training Program at Stanford University in 1944, majoring in the Japanese language, and also attended the Army Intensive Japanese Language School at the University of Michigan in 1945. During the first four years of the US occupation of Japan, he worked as Pictorial Censor of the Civil Censorship Detachment of G2, SCAP, in Osaka and Tokyo. After his return to the United States he entered UCLA where he received his master’s degree in theater arts in 1951.

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Author Bio: John Allyn Jr.

Author Bio: John Allyn Jr.

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Author Bio: Stephen Turnbull

Author Bio: Stephen Turnbull

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 7.49
Audience: Adult
Language: English