The Power and the Glory

  • by Graham Greene
  • Narrated by Andrew Sachs
  • 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In a poor Mexican state in the 1930s, the Red Shirts have viciously persecuted the clergy and murdered many priests. Yet one remains - the ‘whisky priest’ who believes he's lost his soul. On the run and with the police closing in, his routes of escape are being shut off, his chances getting fewer. But compassion and humanity force him along the road to his destiny…
Andrew Sachs reads Graham Greene’s powerful novel about a worldly Roman Catholic priest and his quest for penitence and dignity.


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No small entertainment

They say this isn't Greene's most memorable one, but Andrew Sachs most assuredly makes it so for me. Greene was very fond of this work and credited it more highly than his spy thrillers (which he named "entertainments). This novel aims to ponder deeply on what it is to be a man of the cloth, or even just a man with a faith (the Catholic one, in this case). How strong does it really make you if you aren't courageous from the start?

An absolute must read if you are going to work your entire way through Greene. So far only the Stamboul Train flopped totally for me (way too outdated), but the others so far, be they full of consuls, spies, or aunts and lovers, all go towards this novelist's central quest for spiritual meaning to life and that this might rhyme with love and personal consolation.
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- Aquilina Christophorus

Narration gives great depth to the characters

What did you like most about The Power and the Glory?

That I'm sure a re-listening to the book will yield further.

Any additional comments?

Andrew Sachs: first class. Gave an extra sinister dimension to the character of the Mestizo – not a trace of Manuel there.

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- Nicholas G Phillips

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-12-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios