• The Power and the Glory

  • By: Graham Greene
  • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-04-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.9 (250 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Graham Greene explores corruption and atonement in this penetrating novel set in 1930s Mexico during the era of Communist religious persecutions. As revolutionaries determine to stamp out the evils of the church through violence, the last Roman Catholic priest is on the lam, hunted by a police lieutenant. Despite his own sense of worthlessness—he is a heavy drinker and has fathered an illegitimate child—he is determined to continue to function as a priest until captured. He is contrasted with Padre Jose, a priest who has accepted marriage and embodies humiliation.
A Christian parable pitting God and religion against 20th-century materialism, The Power and the Glory is considered by many, including the author himself, to be Greene’s best work.
©1940, 1962, 1968 by Graham Greene (P)1990 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

“As brilliantly written as it is magnificently conceived.” ( Chicago Sun)
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1 out of 5 stars
By Vladimir Shklovsky on 05-07-13

Hard to hear

What didn’t you like about Bernard Mayes’s performance?

I found this performance difficult to hear. I could not enjoy the story while straining to hear the words.

I like listening to audiobooks in the car, which is admittedly a poor acoustical environment. However, I can hear all the other audiobooks i have purchased. If you are listening to in a quiet place it might be fine, but for my purposes it was not functional.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Vincent on 10-08-12

Lousy recording quality of bad narration

What disappointed you about The Power and the Glory?

It was difficult to listen past the distortion of the recording and the awful voice of the narrator. Sounds like it was recorded in the 50's with a cheap microphone. Turning down all the bass and mid tones and turning up the high eq made it a little more bearable. Need to stop trusting audible and always preview the recording first....

What did you like best about this story?

The book itself is amazing have read it any times

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Bernard Mayes?

Anyone with a more human sounding voice. Mr. Mayes sounds like a dying frog.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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