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by Josephine Bailey,Simon Vance,Mo Hayder

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ISBN:
1400151627
ISBN13:
978-1400151622
Author:
Josephine Bailey,Simon Vance,Mo Hayder
Publisher:
Tantor Audio; MP3 - Unabridged CD edition (July 1, 2005)
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1629 kb
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Rating:
4.3

The Devil of Nanking Audiobook.

The Devil of Nanking Audiobook. Mo Hayder (Author), Josephine Bailey (Narrator), Simon Vance (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher) & 1 more.

The Devil of Nanking. Written by Mo Hayder. A young Englishwoman obsessed with an indecipherable past, Grey comes to Tokyo seeking a lost piece of film footage of the notorious 1937 Nanking Massacre, footage some say never existed. Only one man can help Grey

The Devil of Nanking. Narrated by Josephine Bailey and Simon Vance. Only one man can help Grey. A survivor of the massacre, he is now a visiting professor at a university in Tokyo.

Josephine Bailey is haunting as . Josephine Bailey is haunting as Grey, a young English woman who is obsessed with something she read as a young child about the 1937 massacre in Nanking. Simon Vance is the calm, introspective, but equally obsessed, professor, who reads from his journal of the days leading up to and subsequent to the massacre.

Josephine Bailey, Simon Vance, Mo Hayder. With the redolent atmosphere of Ian Rankin and the spine-chilling characters of Thomas Harris, Mo Hayder's The Devil of Nanking, takes the reader on an electrifying literary ride from the palatial apartments of yakuza kingpins to deep inside the secret history of one of the twentieth century's most brutal events: the Nanking Massacre. A young Englishwoman obsessed with an indecipherable past, Grey comes to Tokyo seeking a lost piece of film footage of the notorious 1937 Nanking Massacre, footage some say never existed

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Simon Vance award winning audiobook narrator and actor. Josephine Bailey is haunting as Grey, a young English woman who is obsessed with something she read as a young child about the 1937 massacre in Nanking

Simon Vance award winning audiobook narrator and actor. The Devil of Nanking. Any members of educational institutions wishing to photocopy part or all of the work for classroom use, or publishers who would like to obtain permission to include the work in an anthology, should send their inquiries to Grove/Atlantic, In. 841 Broadway, New York, NY 10003.

Narrated by Josephine Bailey. With the redolent atmosphere of Ian Rankin and the spine-chilling characters of Thomas Harris, Mo Hayder's The Devil of Nanking

Narrated By: Simon Vance, Josephine Bailey

Narrated By: Simon Vance, Josephine Bailey. Publisher: Tantor Media. A young Englishwoman obsessed with an indecipherable past, Grey comes to Tokyo seeking a lost piece of film footage of the notorious 1937 Nanking Massacre,. by. Hayder, Mo. Publication date. I love all of Mo Hayders books,this one is a little different with the reference to actual events that occurred,eg Nanking massacre

The devil of Nanking. I love all of Mo Hayders books,this one is a little different with the reference to actual events that occurred,eg Nanking massacre. well I couldn’t as my head was swimming with all the things so yes,a fantastic book,very dark and maybe not for the weak hearted.

With the redolent atmosphere of Ian Rankin and the spine-chilling characters of Thomas Harris, Mo Hayder's The Devil of Nanking, takes the reader on an electrifying literary ride from the palatial apartments of yakuza kingpins to deep inside the secret history of one of the twentieth century's most brutal events: the Nanking Massacre.A young Englishwoman obsessed with an indecipherable past, Grey comes to Tokyo seeking a lost piece of film footage of the notorious 1937 Nanking Massacre, footage some say never existed. Only one man can help Grey. A survivor of the massacre, he is now a visiting professor at a university in Tokyo. But he will have nothing to do with her. So Grey accepts a job in an upmarket nightspot, where a certain gangster may be the key to gaining the professor's trust. An old man in a wheelchair surrounded by a terrifying entourage, the gangster is rumored to rely on a mysterious elixir for his continued health.Taut, gritty, sexy, and harrowing, The Devil of Nanking is an incomparable literary thriller set in one of the world's most fascinating cities-Tokyo-from an internationally best-selling author.
Reviews:
  • Adoraris
This was easily a 5 star book for me. I purchased it around 10 p.m. and read through the night, gorging myself on it and finishing up around 6 a.m. The one caveat that I would give is that if you are not a fan of dark subject matters you won't like this as much as I did. The book is dark but terribly well written and while I see some other reviewers claiming it is slower paced, I did not find that to be true at all. I'll spare the graphic details in my review since they've been covered in so many others. What I will say is that I only recently discovered Mo Hayder and I am in love. I started with Poppet and then backtracked and read the rest of the Caffery series. I saved the stand alone novels for last and I saved The Devil of Nanking for the final book of hers that I read. It seemed by description to be one that I would enjoy least so I held it until last but this couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, I find it difficult to order these books at all. I love a good series so the Caffery books might edge out as favorites in general but I enjoyed her three stand alone books equally and for different reasons. Now I'm only sad that I have to wait for new titles. I highly recommend this author.
  • Ielonere
This has to be the oddest plot I've ever read, although by the time I got half way into it, I decided it's mostly a coming of age story for a young English girl. She is considered 'crazy' by most people, and has been institutionalized at one point when she was younger. Why is not clear until the end of the book. While a student at Cambridge she does research on the arcane subject of the Japanese desecration of the Chinese city of Nanking in 1937. She goes to Japan to try to find a Chinese scholar who lived through the period and supposedly has an old film that shows exactly what the Japanese did in Nanking. To support herself she works in a high end club in Tokyo and runs into a very old Japanese Mafioso who has apparently found the secret to living forever. The Chinese scholar wants the secret 'elixir', as he thinks, and he will only give the girl the film if she finds and gives him the elixir. There is an American love interest, also, who ends up providing the pivotal turn in the plot line. At that point the girl, her boyfriend, the Chinese scholar, the Mafioso, and the 'elixir' all come together and the plot gets really strange, gruesome, but un-put-down-able. The narrative gets absolutely horrific at times, and there were points when I could only read twenty pages or so at a time, but I had to keep reading till the end, and was rewarded with all the plot lines coming together in the end, and my 'why' questions being answered. I don't think 'enjoyed' is the right word for how I felt when I finished this book, but I've never read anything else so fascinating in my life! I'd highly recommend it for those who want to look at life from a very different perspective.
  • Vijora
I wish Amazon would allow a "plus star" rating, since I would give The Devil of Nanking a 3+. This unusual novel is flawed in a few places, perhaps due to a quick editing schedule and some "slips" of writerly logic. Nevertheless, this is a terrific read, full of off-beat characters and beguiling, creepy locales. "Mama Strawberry," who fancies herself the Asian Marilyn Monroe, is stunningly rendered, as is Miss Ogawa, the monstrous nurse. Nanking is a place where cultures and questionable revisionism collide, mixed with a sinister blend of erotic secrets and international intrigue. Throw in a big, moldering house with unexplored rooms and a lush, walled garden of tangled foliage for good measure. We are kept on edge throughout the narrative, wondering when we will fall into the darkness. The second half of the book is more accomplished than the first, with fewer sentences that "break the mood." However, stages must be set for the story to be told, and this tale is well worth your time. The Devil of Nanking is entertaining, elucidating, and evocative.
  • Sardleem
I bought the Devil of Nanking: A Novel on a whim during Amazon's Kindle deals. I had never heard of either the book or author. Sure was glad Amazon brought the book to my attention.

I was hooked from the start. Loved the heroine, a lost lonely but determined young woman who would do almost anything to uncover the truth about what happened in Nanking after the Japanese occupation. At the same time, the author places the reader in Nanking starting prior to the Nanking occupation, but after the Japanese started to occupy China. Through the eyes of a presumed survivor, one gets a clear picture of the disbelief of the possibility that the Japanese could or would be anything but honorable during war. Wake up and smell the carnage.

This book has it all. Action, intrigue, a weird "damaged" heroine in a strange country. We get a glimpse into current Asian culture and the Japanese Occupation of China. Hints of atrocities by the Japanese, superstitions, and the subsequent cover up and burying of the records of the rape, torture and other brutalities inflicted on the Chinese by the Japanese.

We have learned of the Japanese treatment of Americans during WWII but it is hard to imagine the horror and terror inflicted on the Chinese citizens, especially the Women and Children. At times a hard book to read but only because of the subject matter. Downgraded one star only because as good as it was, it could have been written somewhat better. There were a couple times the story seemed bogged down by the details. Mo Hayder will just get better with time and experience. All in all a great and solid read.