Silence : Endo's Shogun Novels

  • by Shusaku Endo
  • Narrated by David Holt
  • Series: Endo's Shogun Novels
  • 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Recipient of the 1966 Tanizaki Prize, it has been called Endo's supreme achievement" and "one of the twentieth century's finest novels".
Considered controversial ever since its first publication, it tackles the thorniest religious issues of belief and faith head on.
A novel of historical fiction, it is the story of a Jesuit missionary sent to seventeenth century Japan, who endured persecution that followed the defeat of the Shimabara Rebellion.

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What the Critics Say

“Brian Moore’s Black Robe, about the fate, usually violent, of 17th century Jesuit priests bent on converting the native Canadians had to be the last grisly word on the subject. Or so I thought. Then I head this … Utterly mesmerizing.” Sue Arnold, The Guardian

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-12-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios