Random House Audio Listening Library
Category: Fiction
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King Rat

Written by James Clavell
Read by David Case

Work ID: 28526

ISBN: 9781415944851

Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download

List Price: $25.00

On Sale Date: Jun 12, 2007



The time is World War II. The place is a brutal prison camp deep in Japanese-occupied territory. Here, within the seething mass of humanity, one man, an American corporal, seeks dominance over both captives and captors alike. His weapons are human courage, unblinking understanding of human weaknesses, and total willingness to exploit every opportunity to enlarge his power and corrupt or destroy anyone who stands in his path.


From the Paperback edition.

“A magnificent novel.”—Washington Post

“A dramatic, utterly engrossing novel...harsh and brutal in its revelations...James Clavell is a spellbinding storyteller, a brilliant observer, a man who understands much and forgives much.” —New York Times

“Tension wound up to the snapping point.”—Christian Science Monitor

"Breathtaking....worth every word, every ounce, every penny."—Associated Press


From the Trade Paperback edition.