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Japan Audiobooks

If you like Japan Audiobooks, then you'll love these top picks.
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    Book of Five Rings, The

    Narrated by Roberto Scarlato ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 59 min

    The Book of Five Rings is a text on Kenjutsu and the martial arts in general, written by the Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi around 1645. There have been various translations made over the years, and it enjoys an audience considerably broader than only that of martial artists and people across East Asia: For instance, some foreign business leaders find its discussion of conflict and taking the ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    A Woman of Pleasure

    by Kiyoko Murata ...
    Narrated by Susan Momoko Hingley ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 32 min

    'Irrefutable and beautiful' New York Times'Only Kiyoko Murata can convey this world' YOKO OGAWA, author of The Memory Police, Yomiuri ShibunThe year is 1903, and tenacious and spirited Aoi Ichi is sold to the most exclusive brothel in Kumamoto, Japan, becoming the protégée of Shinonome, the oiran, or the highest-ranking courtesan.Through Shinonome's teachings, fifteen-year-old Ichi begins to ... Read more

    $83.99 AUD

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    Unbroken

    Narrated by Edward Herrmann ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 56 min

    The incredible true story of Louis Zamperini, now a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie.THE INTERNATIONAL NUMBER ONE BESTSELLERIn 1943 a bomber crashes into the Pacific Ocean. Against all odds, one young lieutenant survives. Louise Zamperini had already transformed himself from child delinquent to prodigious athlete, running in the Berlin Olympics. Now he must embark on one of the ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD

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    Shattered Sword

    The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway

    Narrated by Tom Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    24 hours 44 min

    Many consider the Battle of Midway to have turned the tide of the Pacific War. It is without question one of the most famous battles in history. Now, for the first time since Gordon W. Prange's bestselling Miracle at Midway, Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully offer a new interpretation of this great naval engagement. Unlike previous accounts, Shattered Sword makes extensive use of Japanese ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    The Rising Sun

    The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936–1945

    by John Toland ...
    Narrated by Tom Weiner ...

    Unabridged

    41 hours 9 min

    This Pulitzer Prize–winning history of World War II chronicles the dramatic rise and fall of the Japanese empire, from the invasion of Manchuria and China to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Told from the Japanese perspective, The Rising Sun is, in the author’s words, “a factual saga of people caught up in the flood of the most overwhelming war of mankind, told as it happened—muddled, ... Read more

    $43.99 AUD

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    A History of Japan

    Revised Edition

    Narrated by Derek Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 7 min

    A classic of Japanese history, this book is the preeminent work on the history of Japan. Newly revised and updated, A History of Japan is a single-volume, complete history of the nation of Japan. Starting in ancient Japan during its early pre-history period A History of Japan covers every important aspect of history and culture through feudal Japan to the post-cold War period and collapse of the ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Miyamoto Musashi: The Life and Legacy of Japan’s Most Legendary Samurai

    Narrated by Jim Johnston ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 36 min

    “Study strategy over the years and achieve the spirit of the warrior. Today is victory over yourself of yesterday; tomorrow is your victory over lesser men.” – Miyamoto MusashiSamurai Sasaki Kojiro was growing increasingly impatient as he waited on the beach at Funa Island in Kokura. An undefeated master swordsman, he was tense and his anger was getting the better of him. He was on the small ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Audiobook

    Bending Adversity

    Japan and the Art of Survival

    by David Pilling ...
    Narrated by Tim Andres Pabon ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 49 min

    In Bending Adversity, Financial Times Asia editor David Pilling presents a fresh vision of Japan, drawing on his own deep experience, as well as observations from a cross section of Japanese citizenry, including novelist Haruki Murakami, former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi, industrialists and bankers, activists and artists, teenagers and octogenarians. Through their voices, Pilling captures ... Read more

    $51.99 AUD

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    Bushido: The Soul of Japan

    by Inazo Nitobe ...
    Narrated by Bridget Lawrence ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 34 min

    Nitobe Inazō (1862 –1933) was a Japanese agricultural economist, author, educator, diplomat and politician. His book, ‘Bushido; The Soul of Japan’ explains Samurai culture to a western audience. First published in English in 1900, ‘Bushido’ takes a look at the virtues associated with the warrior’s way: rectitude, courage, benevolence, politeness, sincerity, honor, loyalty and self-control. ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    The Chrysanthemum and the Sword

    Patterns of Japanese Culture

    by Ruth Benedict ...
    Narrated by Cindy Kay ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours

    "One of the best books ever about Japanese society . . . [A] thoughtful, nuanced study of the Japanese character." -U.S. News & World Report Essential for anyone interested in Japanese culture, this unsurpassed masterwork opens an intriguing window on Japan. The World War II-era study by the cultural anthropologist Ruth Benedict paints an illuminating contrast between the people of Japan and those ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Embracing Defeat

    Japan in the Wake of World War II

    by John W. Dower ...
    Narrated by Edward Lewis ...

    Unabridged

    21 hours 40 min

    In this illuminating study, Dower explores the ways in which the shattering defeat of the Japanese in World War II, followed by over six years of American military occupation, affected every level of Japanese society. He describes the countless ways in which the Japanese met the challenge of "starting over"—from top-level manipulations concerning the fate of Emperor Hirohito to the hopes, fears, ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD

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    The Tale of Genji

    Unabridged

    6 hours 57 min

    Japanese noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu wrote The Tale of Genji in the 11th century to entertain the other women in the court. It follows the romantic exploits of the title character, an emperor’s son, as he navigates life within aristocratic society and eventually outside of it. Praised for its psychological insight into the characters’ motivations, the book greatly influenced Japanese culture and ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Hiroshima

    by John Hersey ...
    Narrated by George Guidall ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 23 min

    **Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author John Hersey's seminal work of narrative nonfiction which has defined the way we think about nuclear warfare. “One of the great classics of the war" (The New Republic) that tells what happened in Hiroshima during World War II through the memories of the survivors of the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a city."The perspective [Hiroshima] ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Incredible Victory

    The Battle of Midway

    by Walter Lord ...
    Narrated by Norman Dietz ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 33 min

    New York Times Bestseller: Outgunned and outmanned on the Pacific Ocean, a small American fleet defied the odds and turned the tide of World War II. On the morning of June 4, 1942, doom sailed on Midway. Hoping to put itself within striking distance of Hawaii and California, the Japanese navy planned an ambush that would obliterate the remnants of the American Pacific fleet. On paper, the ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Japan Story

    In Search of a Nation, 1850 to the Present

    Narrated by Christopher Harding ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 24 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Japan Story written and read by Christopher Harding.This is a fresh and surprising account of Japan's culture from the 'opening up' of the country in the mid-nineteenth century to the present.It is told through the eyes of people who greeted this change not with the confidence and grasping ambition of Japan's modernizers and nationalists, but with ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    The Japanese Mind

    Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture

    Unabridged

    8 hours 48 min

    In The Japanese Mind, Roger Davies offers Westerners an invaluable key to the unique aspects of Japanese culture. Listeners of this book will gain a clear understanding of what makes the Japanese, and their society, tick. Among the topics explored: aimai (ambiguity), amae (dependence upon others' benevolence), amakudari (the nation's descent from heaven), chinmoku (silence in communication), ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Ghost: A Dream of Murder

    by David Kudler ...
    Narrated by Maura Vaughn ...

    Unabridged

    18 min

    Mochizuki Chiyome wants someone deadAnd someone wants to serve herAt a banquet to celebrate a new alliance, Chiyome contemplates murder, and discovers a new servant.This is the third of six Kunoichi Companion Tales, prequel stories to David Kudler’s historical novel Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale.White Robes — Mired in her own grief, Lady Mochizuki Chiyome encounters two young women who give her a whole ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Япония. Полная история страны

    Unabridged

    7 hours 21 min

    Тайдзи Танака увлекательно рассказывает об истории Японии. Все значительные события, важные персонажи и периоды — таинственная эпоха Хэйан — время красавиц в тысячей рукавов, революция Мейдзи и японское экономическое чудо XX века. Далекая страна станет ближе и понятнее каждому. ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Japan, für dich ein Spaziergang!

    Mit diesem Hörbuch wird deine Japanreise ein entspannter Genuss mit viel Spass, Freude und fröhlichen Begegnungen!

    Narrated by Ronja Sakata ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 48 min

    Du denkst in Japan machst du alles falsch und trittst in jedes Fettnäpfchen? Mit diesem Hörbuch lösen sich deine Unsicherheiten und Sorgen in Luft auf, denn du bekommst ein konkretes Drehbuch für Japan, inklusive Japanisch. Deine Reisevorfreude vervielfacht sich und du bekommst ganz viel Lust darauf noch mehr Japanisch zu lernen. Wie? Online mit dem Gratis Japanischkurs der Autorin. ronjasakata ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Audiobook

    Be More Japan

    by DK Eyewitness ...
    Narrated by Hanako Footman ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 43 min

    A fascinating journey through the wisdom and wonders of JapanIn love with all things Japan or looking to absorb a little Japanese wisdom into your daily life? From the philosophies of ikigai and wabi sabi to kitsch karaoke nights and futuristic robot restaurants; traditional tea ceremonies and tranquil onsen dwellings to cosplay culture and J-Pop megastars; Japan is full of intriguing ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

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    Battle of Shiroyama, The: The History and Legacy of the Samurai’s Last Stand in Japan

    Narrated by Bill Hare ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 26 min

    On September 25, 1877, on a rain-soaked, muddy field in Kagoshima, Japan, a small group of proud samurai warrior rebels prepared for one last stand. It was early morning, 6:00 a.m., and the remaining 40 samurai warriors still capable of fighting prepared themselves for the glory of death on the battlefield. They had been shelled by powerful artillery guns and naval cannons relentlessly through the ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Every Human Intention

    Japan in the New Century

    by Dreux Richard ...
    Narrated by Dreux Richard ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 21 min

    **A stunning blend of investigative journalism, authoritative science writing, and embedded ethnography. Every Human Intention captures the unsettling, lyrical beauty of the intimate moments and buried secrets that form Japan’s national drama.“An absolute marvel. Reveals the inner workings of modern-day Japan like no other work of literary nonfiction I have read, and does so with the smooth story ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD

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    Ni-Go Project, The: The History and Legacy of Imperial Japan’s Nuclear Weapons Program during World War II

    Narrated by Daniel Houle ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 56 min

    The Manhattan Project would ultimately yield the “Little Boy” and “Fat Man” bombs that released more than 100 Terajoules of energy at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but as it turned out, the Axis were not far behind with their own nuclear weapons program. When the Nazis’ quest for a nuclear weapon began in earnest in 1939, no one really had a handle on how important nuclear weapons would prove to war and ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Hell to Pay

    Operation Downfall and the Invasion of Japan, 1945-1947

    Narrated by Danny Campbell ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 4 min

    Hell to Pay is a comprehensive and compelling examination of the many complex issues that encompassed the strategic plans for the proposed American invasion of Japan. U.S. planning for the invasion and military occupation of Imperial Japan was begun in 1943, two years before the dropping of atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In its final form, Operation Downfall called for a massive Allied ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD