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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Haruki Murakami Narrator: Feodor Chin, Ian Anthony Dale, Janet Song Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2013 ISBN: 9780804166713
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From Haruki Murakami, internationally acclaimed author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicleand Norwegian Wood, comes this work of literary journalism that is as fascinating as it is necessary, and as provocative as it is profound.

In March of 1995, agents of a Japanese religious cult attacked the Tokyo subway system with sarin, a gas twenty-six times as deadly as cyanide. In an attempt to discover the motivations behind the attack, Murakami conducted hundreds of interviews with the people involved, from the survivors to the perpetrators to the relatives of those who died. Concerned with the fundamental issues that led to the attack as well as these personal accounts, Underground is a document of what happened in Tokyo as well as a warning of what could happen anywhere.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Chilling…Murakami weaves a compelling true tale of normal lives faced with abnormal realities.”

    Sunday Tribune (Dublin)

  • Both a literary memorial and a frank examination of a society in search of its bearings. A.V. Club
  • Impressive. The Independent
  • Chilling. . . . Murakami weaves a compelling true tale of normal lives faced with abnormal realities. Sunday Tribune
  • 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
  • “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

  • Chilling. . . . Murakami weaves a compelling true tale of normal lives faced with abnormal realities. Sunday Tribune
  • 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
  • Powerful. . . . Candid and often emotional. San Francisco Chronicle
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About the Author
Author Haruki MurakamiHaruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into more than forty languages, and the most recent of his many international honors is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J.M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera, and V.S. Naipaul.
About the Narrators

Feodor Chin is a two-time winner of the AudioFile EArphones Award. He is an actor classically trained at the American Conservatory Theater and UCLA. His acting career includes numerous credits in film, television, theater, and voice-over. For more information please visit FeodorChin.com.

Janet Song is the recipient of multiple Earphones Awards and was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of 2008. Recent audiobooks include Euna Lee’s The World is Bigger Now and Lisa See’s Shanghai Girls. She lives and works in Southern California as an actor on stage and screen.