Empire of the Sun by J. G. Ballard audiobook

Empire of the Sun

By J. G. Ballard
Read by Jeremy Irons

Simon & Schuster Audio
3.13 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780743546850

This classic, award-winning novel, made famous by Steven Spielberg's film, tells of a young boy's struggle to survive World War II in China. Jim is separated from his parents in a world at war. To survive, he must find a strength greater than all the events that surround him. Shanghai, 1941—a city aflame from the fateful torch of Pearl Harbor. In streets full of chaos and corpses, a young British boy searches in vain for his parents. Imprisoned in a Japanese concentration camp, he is witness to the fierce white flash of Nagasaki, as the bomb bellows the end of the war and the dawn of a blighted world. Ballard's enduring novel of war and deprivation, internment camps and death marches, starvation and survival, is an honest coming-of-age tale set in a world thrown utterly out of joint.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize

A 1984 Man Booker Prize Finalist

This classic, award-winning novel, made famous by Steven Spielberg's film, tells of a young boy's struggle to survive World War II in China.

Jim is separated from his parents in a world at war. To survive, he must find a strength greater than all the events that surround him.

Shanghai, 1941—a city aflame from the fateful torch of Pearl Harbor. In streets full of chaos and corpses, a young British boy searches in vain for his parents. Imprisoned in a Japanese concentration camp, he is witness to the fierce white flash of Nagasaki, as the bomb bellows the end of the war and the dawn of a blighted world.

Ballard's enduring novel of war and deprivation, internment camps and death marches, starvation and survival, is an honest coming-of-age tale set in a world thrown utterly out of joint.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A profound and moving work of the imagination.” Los Angeles Times Book Review
“An outstanding novel...a classic adventure story.” New York Times
“A very considerbale achievement, a novel of clear moral purpose and power, excellently designed and beautifully written.”  Guardian (London)
“An incredible literary achievement...Brilliant.” Anthony Burgess

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Author Bio: J. G. Ballard

Author Bio: J. G. Ballard

J.G. Ballard (1930-2009) was an English writer of short stories and novels. Several of his best-known works were adapted into successful movies, including Crash, and Empire of the Sun. A continual recipient of critical acclaim, the Times included him in their 2008 list of The 50 Greatest British Writers. 

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 3.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English