Cloud of Sparrows by Takashi Matsuoka audiobook

Cloud of Sparrows

By Takashi Matsuoka
Read by Grover Gardner

Random House Audio
15.28 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780736697798

“Exotic, entertaining . . . [an] exceptional first novel.”—San Francisco Chronicle The year is 1861. After two centuries of isolation, Japan has opened its doors to the West. And as foreign ships threaten to rain destruction on the Shogun’s castle in Edo, a small group of American missionaries has arrived to spread the word of their God. They have yet to realize that their future in Japan has already been foreseen. For a young nobleman has dreamt that his life will be saved by an outsider in the New Year. . . and it is said that Lord Genji has the gift of prophecy. What happens next—when the handsome lord meets an appa rently reformed gunslinger and a woman in flight from her own destructive beauty—sets the stage for a remarkable adventure. For as this unlikely band embarks on a journey through a landscape bristling with danger, East and West, flesh and spirit, past and future, collide in ways no one—least of all Genji—could have imagined. Praise for Cloud of Sparrows “The book seizes you from start to finish.”The Washington Post   “Adventure-filled.”Entertainment Weekly   “Rich . . . with an ambitious, unexpected ending that cuts deeper than a samurai sword.”San Francisco Chronicle

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Summary

Summary

“Exotic, entertaining . . . [an] exceptional first novel.”—San Francisco Chronicle

The year is 1861. After two centuries of isolation, Japan has opened its doors to the West. And as foreign ships threaten to rain destruction on the Shogun’s castle in Edo, a small group of American missionaries has arrived to spread the word of their God. They have yet to realize that their future in Japan has already been foreseen. For a young nobleman has dreamt that his life will be saved by an outsider in the New Year. . . and it is said that Lord Genji has the gift of prophecy. What happens next—when the handsome lord meets an appa rently reformed gunslinger and a woman in flight from her own destructive beauty—sets the stage for a remarkable adventure. For as this unlikely band embarks on a journey through a landscape bristling with danger, East and West, flesh and spirit, past and future, collide in ways no one—least of all Genji—could have imagined.

Praise for Cloud of Sparrows

“The book seizes you from start to finish.”The Washington Post
 
“Adventure-filled.”Entertainment Weekly
 
“Rich . . . with an ambitious, unexpected ending that cuts deeper than a samurai sword.”San Francisco Chronicle

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Rich . . . with an ambitious, unexpected ending that cuts deeper than a samurai sword. San Francisco Chronicle
Adventure-filled. Entertainment Weekly 
The book seizes you from start to finish. The Washington Post 
Exotic, entertaining . . . [an] exceptional first novel. San Francisco Chronicle

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Author

Author Bio: Takashi Matsuoka

Author Bio: Takashi Matsuoka

Takashi Matsuoka was born in Japan and raised in the United States. He lives in Honolulu, where he was employed at a Zen Buddhist temple before becoming a full-time writer.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 15.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English