Rashomon Gate (Unabridged‪)‬

    • 4.5 • 2 Ratings
    • $16.99

    • $16.99

Publisher Description

A riveting historical mystery set amid the exquisite ritual and refined treachery of eleventh-century Japan.

Sugawara Akitada is the son of impoverished nobility toiling at a low-level job in the Ministry of Justice. When an old friend, Professor Hirata, asks him to investigate a colleague’s blackmail, Akitada takes leave of his stultifying job for a temporary post at the Imperial University. There he finds gossip and rivalry abounding. A young girl is murdered. An old man mysteriously vanishes, and the Emperor declares it a miracle. Plunging into a labyrinth of conspiracy among the court’s most esteemed nobles, Akitada must step carefully while gathering clues to the puzzle before him.

A fascinating investigative procedural . . . goes down as smooth as a cup of sake with an appropriately powerful kick in the end.”–San Francisco Chronicle

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
NARRATOR
RV
Roy Vongtama
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
13:58
hr min
RELEASED
2008
July 1
PUBLISHER
Random House Audio
SIZE
448
MB

Customer Reviews

SDSU Film Guy ,

Rashomon Gate Audiobook

I have to be honest, as I played the first few chapters, the reader seemed to me to be dull and unintereting. I hope this makes sense - he was just a competitant reader - not a performer who brought life to the characters. As the story progressed, I guess I got used to him and became more comfortable with his basic read. It isn't like some narrators, who make the story come to life, but he's fine - just expect a standard reading, not something more engaging.

The story itself is very enjoyable. The character of Akitada is well-developed and an interesting person. Some of the other characters and the cases addressed are a lot of fun. If you are one who likes a bit of foreign culture mixed with a mystery, I think you'd like this series.

For me, I will revisit Akitada, but first, I think I will look for a series (and a narrator) who are more captivating.

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