Botchan


Read by Availle

(4.4 stars; 20 reviews)

Botchan is the story of a young math teacher from Tokyo whose first assignment takes him to a middle school in the country side. His arrival there is not very lucky: The pupils are bound to test his perseverance and cheerily comment every one of his perceived missteps. In the teacher's room, he soon finds himself in the middle of an intrigue between the jovial "Porcupine" and the fat "Hubbard Squash" on one side, and the effeminate "Red Shirt" and his follower "Clown" on the other. Will Botchan choose the right side in the end? Botchan - with morality as the main theme - is one of the most popular novels in Japan. Sōseki Natsume bases the story on his own experiences as teacher in Matsuyama, his first assignment away from Tokyo. (Summary by Availle)

(5 hr 7 min)

Chapters

A Note by the Translator 8:19 Read by Availle
Chapter 01 27:09 Read by Availle
Chapter 02 22:39 Read by Availle
Chapter 03 24:18 Read by Availle
Chapter 04 25:55 Read by Availle
Chapter 05 24:45 Read by Availle
Chapter 06 32:11 Read by Availle
Chapter 07 31:31 Read by Availle
Chapter 08 23:07 Read by Availle
Chapter 09 27:45 Read by Availle
Chapter 10 27:03 Read by Availle
Chapter 11 33:07 Read by Availle

Reviews

great reader tedious story

(2 stars)

a tedious and rambling account of day to day sundry happenings of little consequence set in a Japanese middle school.

Funny Story

(5 stars)

This is a funny story! And one of my favorite readers makes it clear and amusing.

Great!

(4 stars)

I really enjoyed this recording!