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.
“As brilliantly written as it is magnificently conceived.” (Chicago Sun)
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- connie "Narrative makes the world go round."
Mr. Greene would be rolling in his grave
The narration is deadly. No energy or dynamics, mid-Atlantic accent is stilted and inappropriate for the content.
With a realistic novel dependent on character and dialogue (accented) the narrator needs to be able to bring this to life in a naturalistic style.
Since Greene was British, the British accent itself would not be inappropriate, but this narrator's style is stiff, cold and monotone.
I was very disappointed and dismayed that Audible would offer such an inferior production of a classic set in America. I could not finish it.
Wasted a credit.
- Nancy Underwood