Judas

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Amos Oz

Narrated By: Jonathan Davis

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: November 2016

Duration: 10 hours 47 minutes

Summary:

Winner of the International Literature Prize, the new novel by Amos Oz is his first full-length work since the bestselling A Tale of Love and Darkness.

Jerusalem, 1959. Shmuel Ash, a biblical scholar, is adrift in his young life when he finds work as a caregiver for a brilliant but cantankerous old man named Gershom Wald. There is, however, a third, mysterious presence in his new home. Atalia Abravanel, the daughter of a deceased Zionist leader, a beautiful woman in her forties, entrances young Shmuel even as she keeps him at a distance. Piece by piece, the old Jerusalem stone house, haunted by tragic history and now home to the three misfits and their intricate relationship, reveals its secrets.

At once an exquisite love story and coming-of-age novel, an allegory for the state of Israel and for the biblical tale from which it draws its title, Judas is Amos Oz's most powerful novel in decades.

"Oz presents thought-provoking ideas about traitors, a moving lament for the cost of Israeli-Arab conflict, and a heartfelt call for compassion."-Publishers Weekly

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  • Shula Harnoy

    The long drawn out descriptive narrative was just so boring. The sample sounds enticing and the book was a bit torturous to be honest. I'm debating not even finishing it.