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Summary

This spellbinding adventure is a literary triumph that proves once again why James Clavell's books have become modern classics.

Set in Hong Kong in 1963, the action of Noble House spans scarcely more than a week, but these are days of high adventure: from kidnapping and murder to financial double dealing and natural catastrophes - fire, flood, landslide. Yet they are also days filled with all the mystery and romance of Hong Kong - the heart of Asia - rich in every trade...money, flesh, opium, power.

©1981 James Clavell (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Long winded

A bit too much emphasis on how wonderful, brainy and supremely talented all the major players seem to be, either I have lived under a gooseberry bush for 67 years or no nothing of the opposite sex, for the men in this novel are love makers with talents unknown to mere mortals, this to me is a world not open to the common man,made me feel most inadequate, can one really be a top notch jockey, brilliant swordsman, fantastic businessman, awesome sailor, love maker from the gods, superb linguist, racing driver extraordinaire, fighter pilot to rank alongside the Red Baron and swimmer to rival Mark Spitz, oh and so tall and handsome, and I thought jockeys were quite small personage.

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Another epic, full of twists, turns and surprises.

slow to start, but stick with it as the storyline builds and proves to be an excellent read. narrator makes a superb job of reading it.

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gripping finish to a superbly written novel.

Found it hard to stop listening at times. Could not wait to find out which way things where going to turn next

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One of the best

One of the best books I have ever listen.
Amazing job of the narrators. Amazing !

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Epic is right!

Long but worth it really grabs you and doesn't let go...
Fast, and still modern .. Can't recommend it enough really exciting and heartbreakingly good but the timing and you won't regret it

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Great listen

Great story. Vivid characters. Interesting plot. James Clavell does not disappoint. A little on the long side.

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Stop shouting!

I love this book and was looking forward to listening, but the narrator just shouts instead of reading. Unbearable to listen to.

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Wonderful

Classic story
Wonderful rendition great narration highly recommended but then I love James Clavell
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epic !

This was a breathtaking story, it has to be one of top 10 books of all time - don't miss it

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Simply Phenomenal

A really brilliant reading of a wonderful story, bringing it to life in a compelling and beautiful manner