Written by:
Natsume Soseki

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
August 2021
9 hours 23 minutes
“Soseki is the representative modern Japanese novelist, a figure of truly national stature.”—Haruki Murakami

The father of modern Japanese literature's best-loved novel, in its first new English translation in half a century
No collection of Japanese literature is complete without Natsume Soseki's Kokoro, his most famous novel and the last he completed before his death. Published here in the first new translation in more than fifty years, Kokoro—meaning 'heart'—is the story of a subtle and poignant friendship between two unnamed characters, a young man and an enigmatic elder whom he calls 'Sensei.' Haunted by tragic secrets that have cast a long shadow over his life, Sensei slowly opens up to his young disciple, confessing indiscretions from his own student days that have left him reeling with guilt, and revealing, in the seemingly unbridgeable chasm between his moral anguish and his student's struggle to understand it, the profound cultural shift from one generation to the next that characterized Japan in the early twentieth century.
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Russell M.

I will simply say as one who is new to audio books, but a long time lover of books that I greatly enjoyed this book. I found the narrator both clear and fitting for the story, which is something I worried about before listening. As for what the novel itself, if your interested in Japanese literature, this is a great one.

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