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December 6 (Audio CD) (Abridged)
December 6 - Audio CD - Abridged
Author: Martin Cruz Smith, John Slattery (Narrator)
From Martin Cruz Smith, author of Gorky Park and Havana Bay, comes another audacious novel of exotic locales, intimate intrigues and the mysteries of the human heart: December 6. — Set in the crazed, nationalistic Tokyo of late 1941, December 6 explores the coming world war through the other end of history's prism ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743526388
ISBN-10: 0743526384
Publication Date: 9/1/2002
Edition: Abridged
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Audioworks
Book Type: Audio CD
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 2
Not my usual sort of novel, but I always really enjoy Cruz Smith's writing... the Arkady Renko books hooked me, I have to admit!
December 6 (published as Tokyo Station in the UK) is a historical novel focusing on a wheeler-dealer type, Harry Niles, in Tokyo in the days leading up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the outbreak of war between Japan and the US. Harry is the son of American missionaries, but, neglected by them as a child, he has always, culturally, felt more Japanese. But in a Japan that is increasingly more hostile toward gaijin, he is torn between the two - with both a Japanese mistress and a British one, conflicting political loyalties... and as well, a conflict between his risk-running, gambling nature, and the desire to save his own skin...
There's some spy action, samurai violence, betrayals and loyalty, plenty of drama - excellent characterization, but the setting really made the book, with its vivid depiction of an unusual, transitory and fragile time in Japan...
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Helpful Score: 1
One of Cruz's best book. Harry Niles is a great anti-hero. Very insightful description of Japan pre-Pearl Harbor.
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Helpful Score: 1
An interesting background story of the events in Japan leading up to Pearl Harbor. Gives a good perspective.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book from the author of Gorky Park was not what I expected. I almost stopped listening to it early in the first CD because of that but decided to hang in a bit longer - by midway of the 2nd CD I was hooked! It was really a great book with an interesting and very different perspective. Riveting and engrossing with unexpected twists and turns - definitely recommend.
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