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    • Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids

    • By: Kenzaburo Oe, Paul St. John Mackintosh (translator), Maki Sugiyama (translator)
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids recounts the exploits of 15 teenage reformatory boys evacuated to a remote mountain village in wartime. The boys are treated as delinquent outcasts - feared and detested by the local peasants. When plague breaks out, their hosts abandon them and flee, blockading them inside the empty village.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautifully read, wonderful translation.

    • By Marcos on 02-09-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Personal Matter

    • By: Kenzaburo Oe, John Nathan (translator)
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    Oe's most important novel, A Personal Matter, has been called by The New York Times "close to a perfect novel". In A Personal Matter, Oe has chosen a difficult, complex though universal subject: how does one face and react to the birth of an abnormal child?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Overwhelming

    • By Salvador on 09-21-16

    Regular price: $17.96

    • ME

    • By: Tomoyuki Hoshino, Charles De Wolf - translator, Kenzaburo Oe
    • Narrated by: David Shih
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    This novel centers on the "It's me" telephone scam - often targeting the elderly - that has escalated in Japan in recent years. Typically, the caller identifies himself only by saying, "Hey, it's me", and goes on to claim in great distress that he's been in an accident or lost some money with which he was entrusted at work, etc., and needs funds wired to his account right away. ME's narrator is a nondescript young Tokyoite named Hitoshi Nagano.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Death by Water

    • By: Kenzaburo Oe
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Since his youth, renowned novelist Kogito Choko planned to fictionalize his father's fatal drowning in order to fully process the loss. Stricken with guilt and regret over his failure to rescue his father, Choko has long been driven to discover why his father was boating on the river in a torrential storm. Though he remembers overhearing his father and a group of soldiers discussing an insurgent scheme to stage a suicide attack on Emperor Mikado, Choko cannot separate his memories from imagination.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally The Novel...

    • By Douglas on 06-06-16

    Regular price: $31.49