Underground by Haruki Murakami audiobook

Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche

By Haruki Murakami
Translated by Alfred Birnbaum and Philip Gabriel
Read by Feodor Chin , Ian Anthony Dale , and Janet Song

Random House Audio 9780375703881
13.56 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780804166713

In this haunting work of journalistic investigation, Haruki Murakami tells the story of the horrific terrorist attack on Japanese soil that shook the entire world.   On a clear spring day in 1995, five members of a religious cult unleashed poison gas on the Tokyo subway system. In attempt to discover why, Haruki Murakmi talks to the people who lived through the catastrophe, and in so doing lays bare the Japanese psyche. As he discerns the fundamental issues that led to the attack, Murakami paints a clear vision of an event that could occur anytime, anywhere.

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Summary

Summary

In this haunting work of journalistic investigation, Haruki Murakami tells the story of the horrific terrorist attack on Japanese soil that shook the entire world.   On a clear spring day in 1995, five members of a religious cult unleashed poison gas on the Tokyo subway system. In attempt to discover why, Haruki Murakmi talks to the people who lived through the catastrophe, and in so doing lays bare the Japanese psyche. As he discerns the fundamental issues that led to the attack, Murakami paints a clear vision of an event that could occur anytime, anywhere.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Chilling…Murakami weaves a compelling true tale of normal lives faced with abnormal realities.” Sunday Tribune (Dublin)
“Powerfully observed…A rattling chronicle of violence and terror.” Kirkus Reviews
“Through Murakami’s sensitive yet relentless questioning, it emerges that the people who joined Aum felt just as adrift in the world as Murakami’s own [fictional] characters do.” Guardian (London)
Powerfully observed. . . . A rattling chronicle of violence and terror. Kirkus Reviews
Through Murakami’s sensitive yet relentless questioning, it emerges that the people who joined Aum felt just as adrift in the world as Murakami’s own [fictional] characters do. The Guardian
Chilling. . . . Murakami weaves a compelling true tale of normal lives faced with abnormal realities. Sunday Tribune
Both a literary memorial and a frank examination of a society in search of its bearings. A.V. Club
Powerful. . . . Candid and often emotional. San Francisco Chronicle
Impressive. The Independent

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Author

Author Bio: Haruki Murakami

Author Bio: Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami is a Japanese author of fiction and nonfiction works. His books and stories have been bestsellers in Japan as well as internationally, with his novel Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage topping the New York Times bestsellers list in 2014. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages. Murakami is the recipient of numerous awards, including the World Fantasy Award, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Franz Kafka Prize, and the Jerusalem Prize.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 13.56
Audience: Adult
Language: English