We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .

Refine Search Results

 
Search Results for Author: 

Ian Buruma

1-6of6results Previous 1 Next
Sort by
  • Year Zero: A History of 1945 | Ian Buruma

    Year Zero: A History of 1945

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Ian Buruma
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (89)

    Year Zero is a landmark reckoning with the greatdrama that ensued after war came to an end in 1945. One world had ended and anew, uncertain one was beginning. Regime change had come across Asia and all of continental Europe. It was the greatest global powervacuum in history, and out of the often vicious power struggles thatensued emerged the modern world as we know it.

    Mary says: "Great historical overview"
  • Inventing Japan [Modern Library Chronicles] | Ian Buruma

    Inventing Japan [Modern Library Chronicles]

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Ian Buruma
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (51)

    LA Times Book Award winner and expert on the past and present Japan, Ian Buruma examines the transformation of a country. Following Japan's history from its opening to the West in 1853 to its hosting of the 1964 Olympics, Buruma focuses on how figures such as Commodore Matthew Perry, Douglas MacArthur, and Emperor Mitsushito helped shape this complex country.

    John Pavliga says: "Excellent Primer on Modern Japan"
  • Murder in Amsterdam: Liberal Europe, Islam, and the Limits of Tolerance | Ian Buruma

    Murder in Amsterdam: Liberal Europe, Islam, and the Limits of Tolerance

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Ian Buruma
    • Narrated By Shaun Grindell
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    On a cold November day in Amsterdam in 2004, the celebrated and controversial Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh was shot and killed by an Islamic extremist for making a movie that "insulted the prophet Mohammed." The murder sent shock waves across Europe and around the world. Shortly thereafter, Ian Buruma returned to his native land to investigate the event and its larger meaning as part of the great dilemma of our time.

    Robert Silva says: "A thoughtful, balanced book, read by a madman"
  • A Tokyo Romance

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Ian Buruma
    • Narrated By Ian Buruma
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    When Ian Buruma arrived in Tokyo in 1975, Japan was little more than an idea in his mind, a fantasy of a distant land. A sensitive misfit in the world of his upper middle class youth, what he longed for wasn't so much the exotic as the raw, unfiltered humanity he had experienced in Japanese theater performances and films, witnessed in Amsterdam and Paris. 

  • Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War | Ian Buruma

    Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ian Buruma
    • Narrated By Ian Buruma
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Winifred and Bernard inherited the high European cultural ideals and attitudes that came of being born into prosperous German-Jewish émigré families. To young Ian, who would visit from Holland every Christmas, they seemed the very essence of England, their spacious Berkshire estate the model of genteel English country life at its most pleasant and refined. It wasn't until years later that he discovered how much more there was to the story.

  • The New Yorker (Sept. 18, 2006) | George Packer,John Cassidy,David Sedaris,Ian Buruma,John Updike,Tad Friend,David Denby

    The New Yorker (Sept. 18, 2006)

    • HIGHLIGHTS (2 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By George Packer, John Cassidy, David Sedaris, and others
    • Narrated By uncredited
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    "Prisoners" by George Packer; "Mind Games" by John Cassidy; "In the Waiting Room" by David Sedaris; "War and Remembrance" by Ian Buruma; "Hugger Mugger" by John Updike; "Her Debut" by Tad Friend; and "Inescapable Pasts" by David Denby.

    wendy says: "Enjoyable!"
1-6of6results Previous 1 Next