The Power and the Glory

Written by:
Graham Greene
Narrated by:
Bernard Mayes

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2011
9 hours 2 minutes
In a poor, remote section of southern Mexico, the Red Shirts have taken control. God has been outlawed, and the priests have been systematically hunted down and killed. Now, the last priest strives to overcome physical and moral cowardice in order to find redemption.

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 José, a priest who has accepted marriage and embodies humiliation.

A Christian parable pitting God and religion against twentieth-century materialism, The Power and the Glory is considered by many, including the author himself, to be Greene’s best work.
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Starner J.

This is my favorite novel.

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Brian H.

In the beginning, I thought the narration was a bit off-putting and slow, but as I continued I realized his pace was perfect for the tone of the book. Just give the narrator a little patience and it will benefit you in the long run.

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lisa barney

Fantastic story with streams of Catholicism beautifully woven throughout

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pa reader

I really thought I could make it through any book, but this one defeated me. The narrator's voice can only be described as sepulchral, and the audio quality of the recording is bad as well. I don't think copies of books that sound this poor should be kept in circulation - it's a disservice to the book, the author and the reader.

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I don't know if this book is good or not. I ordered it because the story sounded interesting. However, the narration is s...o s..l..o..w, I couldn't even finish the first CD. I listen to audiobooks often, but the slow narration and the sound quality on this one almost put me to sleep in first 30 minutes. I am looking forward to reading the book

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