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47 Ronin

John Allyn

In 1701 young Lord Asano is goaded into attacking a corrupt official at the Japanese Court. Although the wound Asano inflicts is minimal, the Emperor’s punishment is harsh: Lord Asano is ordered to commit seppuku, or ritual suicide. His lands are confiscated and his family is dishonored and exiled. His samurai retainers now become ronin, or masterless, and are dispersed. These ronin are not trusted by their enemies, and live under the watchful eyes of spies for months. They appear to adapt to their new circumstances by becoming tradesmen and teachers. But the ronin only seem to accept their fate. They are in fact making careful plans for revenge, biding their time until the moment to strike is right! Their deeds became Japan’s most celebrated example of bravery, cunning, and loyalty in an age when samurai were heroes, and honor was worth dying for. John Allyn’s masterful retelling of the 47 ronin story has long been considered the definitive version of these dramatic historical events.

In 1701 young Lord Asano is goaded into attacking a corrupt official at the Japanese Court. Although the wound Asano inflicts is minimal, the Emperor’s punishment is harsh: Lord Asano is ordered to commit seppuku, or ritual suicide. His lands are confiscated and his family is dishonored and exiled. His samurai retainers now become ronin, or masterless, and are dispersed. These ronin are not trusted by their enemies, and live under the watchful eyes of spies for months. They appear to adapt to their new circumstances by becoming tradesmen and teachers. But the ronin only seem to accept their fate. They are in fact making careful plans for revenge, biding their time until the moment to strike is right! Their deeds became Japan’s most celebrated example of bravery, cunning, and loyalty in an age when samurai were heroes, and honor was worth dying for. John Allyn’s masterful retelling of the 47 ronin story has long been considered the definitive version of these dramatic historical events.
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In 1701 young Lord Asano is goaded into attacking a corrupt official at the Japanese Court. Although the wound Asano inflicts is minimal, the Emperor’s punishment is harsh: Lord Asano is ordered to commit seppuku, or ritual suicide. His lands are confiscated and his family is dishonored and exiled. His samurai retainers now become ronin, or masterless, and are dispersed. These ronin are not trusted by their enemies, and live under the watchful eyes of spies for months. They appear to adapt to their new circumstances by becoming tradesmen and teachers. But the ronin only seem to accept their fate. They are in fact making careful plans for revenge, biding their time until the moment to strike is right! Their deeds became Japan’s most celebrated example of bravery, cunning, and loyalty in an age when samurai were heroes, and honor was worth dying for. John Allyn’s masterful retelling of the 47 ronin story has long been considered the definitive version of these dramatic historical events.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stephen Turnbull, David Shih

Length:

7h 30m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:01:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

33:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

40:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:10