Tales of the Otori
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    Heaven's Net is Wide | Lian Hearn

    Heaven's Net is Wide

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Paul English
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    Heaven's Net is Wide is the first and last tale that both closes the circle and introduces readers to the strange and beautiful world of the Otori. It is an epic historical fantasy of revenge and betrayal, honour and loyalty, beauty and passion and the overwhelming power of love, set in a mystical, medieval Japan, which will enthral readers the world over.

    Lian Hearn - Heaven's Net is Wide

    'Heaven's Net is Wide' is the prequel to a Trilogy spanning the 'Tales of the Otori'. I would not have picked this story myself but several friends re..Show More »

    Reviewed on 06 May 2010 by Christine (sandy, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom)
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    Heaven's Net Is Wide | Lian Hearn

    Heaven's Net Is Wide

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By J. Paul Boehmer, Julia Fletcher
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    In a remote mountain village, a boy is born gifted with the supernatural skills of his father, once the deadliest assassin of the Tribe. Set in the years before the beginning of Across the Nightingale Floor, Heaven's Net Is Wide by Lian Hearn is the first and last tale, which both closes the circle and introduces new listeners to the fantastical, beautiful and thrilling world of the Otori. It is an epic story of betrayal, revenge, magic and love.

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    Across the Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori, Book 1 | Lian Hearn

    Across the Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Tamblyn Lord, Anna Steen
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    An international best seller, Across the Nightingale Floor is the first book in the Tales of the Otori series by Lian Hearn. In his black-walled fortress at Inuyama, the warlord Iida Sadamu surveys his famous nightingale floor. Constructed with exquisite skill, it sings at the tread of each human foot. No assassin can cross it unheard. The youth Takeo has been brought up in a remote mountain village among the Hidden, a reclusive and spiritual people who have taught him only the ways of peace.

    Ruined by intrusive, loud music

    I've read this book, and was looking forward to hearing the audiobook. And I have to say, the story was as engrossing as I remembered - and the two na..Show More »

    Reviewed on 30 July 2016 by Georgia ()
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    Across the Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori, Book 1 | Lian Hearn

    Across the Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Aiko Nakasone, Kevin Gray
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    In his palace at Inuyama, Lord Iida Sadamu, warlord of the Tohan clan, surveys his famous nightingale floor. Its surface sings at the tread of every human foot, and no assassin can cross it. But 16-year-old Otori Takeo, his family murdered by Iida's warriors, has the magical skills of the Tribe - preternatural hearing, invisibility, a second self - that enable him to enter the lair of the Tohan. He has love in his heart and death at his fingertips....

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    Grass for his Pillow: Tales of the Otori, Book 2 | Lian Hearn

    Grass for his Pillow: Tales of the Otori, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Tamblyn Lord, Anna Steen
    Overall
    (15)
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    Praised for its epic scope and descriptive detail, Across the Nightingale Floor, the first book in the Tales of the Otori series, was an international best seller and critical success. With Grass for His Pillow, we return to the medieval Japan of Lian Hearn's creation - a land of harsh beauty and deceptive appearances. In a complex social hierarchy, amid dissembling clans and fractured allegiances, there is no place for passionate young love.

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    Grass for His Pillow: Tales of the Otori, Book 2 | Lian Hearn

    Grass for His Pillow: Tales of the Otori, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Aiko Nakasone, Kevin Gray
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    Grass for His Pillow is the second novel in Lian Hearn's astonishingly beautiful series inspired by feudal Japan, Tales of the Otori. In the ancient Oriental lands of the Otori, amidst a time of violent war, famine and treacherous alliances, the fate of the young lovers Otori Takeo and Shirakawa Kaede hangs in the balance.... Takeo, heir to the great Otori clan, has pledged his life to the secret Tribe. His supernatural skills of virtual invisibility and acute hearing make him their most deadly assassin.

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    Brilliance of the Moon: Tales of the Otori, Book 3 | Lian Hearn

    Brilliance of the Moon: Tales of the Otori, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Aiko Nakasone, Kevin Gray
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    The third title in the compelling Tales of the Otori - the story that began with Across the Nightingale Floor and Grass for his Pillow, Brilliance of the Moon by Lian Hearn is an epic tale of love, power and destiny, set in a mythical world inspired by feudal Japan. Takeo and the exquisite Kaede, still only teenagers, are now married, but the implacable forces of destiny that rule their lives tear them apart.

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    The Harsh Cry of the Heron: Tales of the Otori, Book 4 | Lian Hearn

    The Harsh Cry of the Heron: Tales of the Otori, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Paul English
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    The Harsh Cry of the Heron is the dazzling continuation of the Tales of the Otori, an unforgettable epic with a vast emotional landscape, a classic work that crosses genres, genders and generations.'Their realm is held in balance by their union ... Break that union and the Three Countries will fall apart.'Otori Takeo and Kaede have ruled the Three Countries peacefully for over 16 years, following the events laid out in the epic Tales of the Otori.

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    The Harsh Cry of the Heron: Tales of the Otori, Book 4 | Lian Hearn

    The Harsh Cry of the Heron: Tales of the Otori, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Henri Lubatti, Julia Fletcher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Otori Takeo and Kaede have ruled the Three Countries peacefully for over 16 years, following the events laid out in the epic Tales of the Otori. They have three daughters: Shigeko, 15 years old and heir to the Otori, and Maya and Miki, 13-year-old twins who have inherited the supernatural skills of their father. Kaede knows nothing of the prophecy that Takeo will die at the hands of his son and longs to give him a male child. Nor does she know of the boy he fathered 16 years ago.

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