The Samurai : Endo's Shogun Novels

  • by Shusaku Endo
  • Narrated by David Holt
  • Series: Endo's Shogun Novels
  • 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Well Written History Novel

The erudite writing suggests deep historical research, coupled with a sensitivity to realistic human motivations and emotions.
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- Michael


This was an interesting view of a part of history I knew very little about. I was surprised by the religious theme running throughout until I read moreabout Mr. Endo. To be honest, the book was a little slow and lacked action. I am sure someone would argue that the glimpse into Japanese culture and the realness was amazing, but I found my interest waning.
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- Mark C Flynn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-17-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios