Endo's Shogun Novels

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,765 ratings

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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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    • Silence

    • By: Shusaku Endo
    • Narrated by: David Holt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,677
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,503
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,505

    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

    • The Samurai

    • By: Shusaku Endo
    • Narrated by: David Holt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Mark C Flynn on 07-23-10

    Regular price: $19.62