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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: Joseph Skibell Narrator: Allen Lewis Rickman Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN: 9781615735334
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During WWII Chaim is shot along with other Jews in his Polish village. But for some reason he is left to wander the earth, accompanied by his rabbi, who has taken the form of a talking crow. His afterlife journey is filled with extraordinary encounters wh Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 2/20/2014

    " Jaw dropping--the afterlife of a Jewish village exterminated by the Nazis in occupied Poland. Chagall between hard covers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie Anderson | 2/19/2014

    " Haunting, magical fable. I don't have words to describe it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betsy | 1/22/2014

    " This is one of my favorite books of all time - writing style, content, all. I have no problem with "Holocaust art" and especially fiction writing. This is heart-breakingly beautiful. Christine - read it!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara Woolpy | 1/13/2014

    " Best Holocaust novel I've ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 1/5/2014

    " I absolutely love the imagery and language Skibell used to paint this imaginative story. It truly brought an ironic perspective that was warm despite the fact that the character and his quest were dead. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherri Keller | 12/18/2013

    " I didn't enjoy the third part of the book. Like some of the other reviewers, I felt it dragged on, and it became almost a chore to finish reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate James | 11/28/2013

    " Every time I looked up from this book, it was as if waking from a troubled afternoon nap. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Frank | 11/20/2013

    " Haunting, thoughtful, graveyard-ironically humorous; perhaps the most amazing holocaust novel I have ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darshan Elena | 11/16/2013

    " What a surreal, macabre, and amazing read! This book doesn't overlook the horrors of war and genocide; rather it exposes such banal evil to the light of the moon, heart, and mind. Skibell's A Blessing on the Moon is sheer brilliance. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah Sammis | 11/5/2013

    " I know I read it but I don't recall any of the details. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 10/20/2013

    " This really is quite an intense read. Well worth it and a pleasant surprise. But like most books that could be classified in the genre of magical-realism there are many aspects of the story I don't find conclusive enough. Probably just a personal preference. Excellently written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 10/10/2013

    " Weird-ass book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/12/2013

    " One of the most touching and memorable books I've ever read. Could read it over and over again and never get tired of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dottie | 4/23/2013

    " Pre-1998 discussion on CR Prodigy board. This one sstill haunts me -- own and have given away multiples -- yes, it is that good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robynn Merkelq | 7/1/2012

    " I could do nothing else until I finished this book. A Blessing on the Moon is haunting and beautiful. Highly recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 6/15/2012

    " Has its moments. Need to read it again, frankly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Boris | 1/28/2012

    " A murdered Jew's ghost wanders his world and resurrects the moon.I found this book comforting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Berzon | 7/10/2011

    " The novel was wonderful for the first 3/4 and then took a relatively boring turn and lost all momentum. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ninamarie | 3/7/2011

    " A fable, a fairytale for the not-so-weak-hearted; a mystical journey to counter some of the horrors of the Holocaust, a really moving piece, well-written and compelling "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bluemoon | 1/13/2011

    " This book was very strange. I did not understand the story at all. "

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About the Author

Joseph Skibell has received a Halls Fiction Fellowship, a Michener Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, among other awards. He teaches at Emory University and is the director of the Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature.