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    • Silence

    • By: Shusaku Endo
    • Narrated by: David Holt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,754
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,577
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,578

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Remarkable

    • By Helgi Sigurbjörnsson on 10-12-17

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Silence

    • By: Shusaku Endo
    • Narrated by: Benno Fürmann
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      1.5 out of 5 stars 7

    "Silence" (dt. Schweigen) ist der wichtigste Roman des gefeierten japanischen Autors Shusaku Endo. Er verursachte nach seiner Veröffentlichung im Jahr 1966 eine große Kontroverse in Japan. Shusaku Endo, ein japanischer Katholik, erzählt die Geschichte zweier portugiesischer Missionare, die im siebzehnten Jahrhundert in Japan versuchen, die dortige unterdrückte christliche Bewegung zu unterstützen.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Ripp Off

    • By Bob Jones, PhD on 09-22-18

    Regular price: $11.59

    • The Samurai

    • By: Shusaku Endo
    • Narrated by: David Holt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    17th Century Europe, the first Japanese ever to set foot in Europe, travel to Rome on a diplomatic mission. All are baptised, but upon returning to Japan they discover that the Shoguns no longer wish to forge links with the West, nor will they tolerate the Christian religion. The Samurai who have until now reviled their adoptive religion, begin to find it may be all that is left for them. The events in the story actually took place.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well Written History Novel

    • By Michael on 01-21-10

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Deep River

    • By: Shusaku Endo
    • Narrated by: David Holt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    The story traces the journey of four Japanese tourists on a tour to India. Each of these tourists goes to India for different purposes and with different expectations. Set against the backdrop of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination, each of these tourists finds their own spiritual discovery on the banks of the Ganges River.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Drags a bit in the middle, but worth it

    • By Adam Shields on 05-26-16

    Regular price: $15.48