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Empire of the Sun

J. G. Ballard

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Jim is separated from his parents in a world at war. To survive, he must find a strength greater than all the events that surround him. Shanghai, 1941 -- a city aflame from the fateful torch of Pearl Harbor. In streets full of chaos and corpses, a young British boy searches in vain for his parents. Imprisoned in a Japanese concentration camp, he is witness to the fierce white flash of Nagasaki, as the bomb bellows the end of the war...and the dawn of a blighted world. Ballard's enduring novel of war and deprivation, internment camps and death marches, and starvation and survival is an honest coming-of-age tale set in a world thrown utterly out of joint.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jeremy Irons

Length:

3h 8m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

46:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

46:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

46:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

47:59