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Samurai Shortstop

Alan Gratz

Tokyo, 1890. High school can be brutal, even in turn-of-the-century Japan. From his first day at boarding school, Toyo Shimada sees how upperclassmen make a sport out of terrorizing the first-years. Still, he's taken aback when the seniors keep him from trying out for the baseball team-especially after he sees their current shortstop. Toyo isn't afraid to prove himself; He's more troubled by his uncle's recent suicide. Although Uncle Koji's defiant death was supposedly heroic, it has made Toyo question many things about his family's samurai background. And worse, Toyo fears that his father may be next. It all has something to do with -the way of the warrior-but Toyo doesn't understand even after his father agrees to teach it to him. As the gulf between them grows wider, Toyo searches desperately for a way to prove there is a place for his family's samurai values in modern Japan. Baseball might just be the answer, but will his father ever accept a "Western" game that stands for everything he despises? From the Compact Disc edition.

Tokyo, 1890. High school can be brutal, even in turn-of-the-century Japan. From his first day at boarding school, Toyo Shimada sees how upperclassmen make a sport out of terrorizing the first-years. Still, he's taken aback when the seniors keep him from trying out for the baseball team-especially after he sees their current shortstop. Toyo isn't afraid to prove himself; He's more troubled by his uncle's recent suicide. Although Uncle Koji's defiant death was supposedly heroic, it has made Toyo question many things about his family's samurai background. And worse, Toyo fears that his father may be next. It all has something to do with -the way of the warrior-but Toyo doesn't understand even after his father agrees to teach it to him. As the gulf between them grows wider, Toyo searches desperately for a way to prove there is a place for his family's samurai values in modern Japan. Baseball might just be the answer, but will his father ever accept a "Western" game that stands for everything he despises? From the Compact Disc edition.
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Tokyo, 1890. High school can be brutal, even in turn-of-the-century Japan. From his first day at boarding school, Toyo Shimada sees how upperclassmen make a sport out of terrorizing the first-years. Still, he's taken aback when the seniors keep him from trying out for the baseball team-especially after he sees their current shortstop. Toyo isn't afraid to prove himself; He's more troubled by his uncle's recent suicide. Although Uncle Koji's defiant death was supposedly heroic, it has made Toyo question many things about his family's samurai background. And worse, Toyo fears that his father may be next. It all has something to do with -the way of the warrior-but Toyo doesn't understand even after his father agrees to teach it to him. As the gulf between them grows wider, Toyo searches desperately for a way to prove there is a place for his family's samurai values in modern Japan. Baseball might just be the answer, but will his father ever accept a "Western" game that stands for everything he despises? From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Arthur Morey

Length:

7h 24m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:20


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:22


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:15


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:28


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:28


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:54


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:58


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:46


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:24


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:16


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:20


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:19


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:19


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:52


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:51


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:22


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:19


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:22


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:47


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:34


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:10


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:20


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

01:38


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:46


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:08


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:12


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:10


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

01:43


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:18


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:58


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

01:29


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:50


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:32


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:49


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:47


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:53


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:18


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:23


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:42


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:57


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:27


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:59


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

01:47


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:55


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:56


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:49


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:02


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:22


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:17


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:43


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:49


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:34


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:20


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:06


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:54


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:41


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:11


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:35


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:05


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:54


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:07


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:56


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

02:04


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:19


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:27


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:06


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:31


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

02:32


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:17


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:02


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:27


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:58


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:27


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:25


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:00


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:34


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:41


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:03


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:55