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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,770 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elie Wiesel Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2006 ISBN:
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With the coming of dawn is the coming of death for a captured English officer in British-controlled Palestine. Elisha, a young Israeli freedom fighter, is his executioner. Ordered to kill the officer in reprisal for Britain's execution of a Jewish prisoner, Elisha thinks about his past, a sorrowful memory of the nightmare of Nazi death camps. As the only surviving member of his family, he dreamt of a wonderful future in his promised homeland. But instead, he finds himself closer to committing heartless murder with the approach of daylight. Dawn presents a haunting glimpse into the soul of one man and a budding nation. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorothée | 2/5/2014

    " Just like 'Night', I read this book in one sitting. It's captivating and brilliantly written. Wiesel immediately sets the almost surreal and stifling tone that pervades throughout and draws the reader into the mind of a man pondering the execution he must carry out at dawn. Everything, all thoughts, emotions, images are so detailed and vividly describe the bleak landscape that forms the conscious and mind of a soon to-be murderer. Similar to 'Night', 'Dawn' is written without hesitation or elaborate flash-backs, creating a kind of 'stream of conscious' that draws on the interplay between the external atmosphere and inner thoughts, thereby making one a mirror and extension of the other. Despite the absurdity and complexity of the protagonist's thoughts and experiences, the text is very clear and easy to follow, proving that simple language does not denote simplicity of content. Because the novel is rather short (approx. 100 pages) and only takes about an hour or two to read, I'd recommend reading it in one go to fully become engrossed in Elisha's state of mind leading up to the execution. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kriscrowe | 1/29/2014

    " This is a disturbing book about what it would take to murder another and then live with the person you are. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica The Demigod | 1/23/2014

    " This book was really slow paced for me. Im used to a lot of action packed novels and this didnt make the cut. I didnt understand what was happening and i had to google it to find out who the main character was. It was confusing. But, there were a lot of good quotes in this novel and that was good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kiswana | 1/15/2014

    " I found this book during my trip to the book store, and it was so small I decided to just read it there. It was a quick, disturbing, and insightful read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cyndi Lu | 1/1/2014

    " Very beautiful and moving story. It compliments Night so well and moves Elisha's character through his role as survivor. Looking forward to reading Day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine Denise | 12/15/2013

    " A very eerie book that is both frightening and heartbreaking. It brings up many disturbing topics but shows the struggle and agony of the birth pains of the modern nation of Israel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jana | 12/15/2013

    " This was a little confusing until I realized it is a fictional story after the holocost and not a literal continuation of the book Night. Great use of symbolism and it made me think a lot about how people end up where they do and how the past influences us all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 12/1/2013

    " Very good book. I recommend the trilogy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 10/27/2013

    " Not as good as Night - but still a great book that makes you really think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 10/27/2013

    " Wiesel can say so much in so few pages. A look inside the thoughts of a terrorist the night before his first execution. Gripping. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lina | 10/25/2013

    " This was a short, and intriguing story. I was slightly weirded out and mystified, but I found myself enjoying it. I always liked stories that strike an emotional chord without being obvious as to why you feel a certain way when you read this; this is that kind of story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 9/29/2013

    " has to be one of the best - if not THE best writer in the world! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelli | 9/1/2013

    " I had a difficult time getting in to this book, but by the end I was interested in the characters and the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ezzy | 4/6/2013

    " Tragedy upon tragedy. Begs the question, if murder is ever justified? Hate is what we should fear, the ultimate human dysfunction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarie | 2/20/2013

    " Interesting. I didn't think that he would do what he did in the end. I was obviously wrong. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madisen | 2/9/2013

    " from what it looks like, I give it 4 stars.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 5/16/2012

    " Two men are stuck in a Birtish controlled Palestine for dawn and for death. One is captured by an english officer. The other tries to kill the English officer causing one big night of castrophe. This really is a great book read and find out what happens. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheez | 4/6/2012

    " its a great story, we can enrich our knowledge by comprehanding the phsycology of elisha and different culture which try to survive in a land of war. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brandi Mechling | 3/26/2012

    " Not incredible. Maybe I had my sights set too high because I loved Night. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 12/18/2011

    " Very interesting, deep thoughts, quite heavy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elise Noorda | 8/10/2011

    " I might decide to switch this to 5 stars. Such a thought provoking book about who we are and become through our experiences, actions and choices. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Calamity | 7/22/2011

    " It was okay, but very creepy and a little disturbing. It was a little too much for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chuck | 4/13/2011

    " Not a coherent trilogy - or at least not in the traditional sense. An interesting combination however... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelly | 3/25/2011

    " The nonfiction book was much better than the two ficton. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chantel | 1/11/2011

    " Horrifying,evil, mortifying- beyond words of sadness... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 1/2/2011

    " "night" = 5 stars.

    "dawn" = 3 stars.

    "day" = 4ish stars.

    books like "night" are essential school reading for a reason. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irene | 12/27/2010

    " Night was very spiritual but the other 2 books are just ok "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelia | 12/6/2010

    " This book included 3 short stories. The first story while sad was much more interesting than the other two stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 10/25/2010

    " This is a really important book. It was torture to read because it was about the holocaust.. but everyone needs to read this when they're mature enough to handle it, so this never happens again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 10/18/2010

    " Night (his memoir) was fantastic. Dawn and Day (his novels), were a sad attempt to be a writer. Night by itself get's 4 stars. The others, 1. "

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About the Author
Author Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel (1928–2016) was the author of more than fifty books, both fiction and nonfiction, including his masterly memoir Night. He was awarded the United States Congressional Gold Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the rank of Grand-Croix in the French Legion of Honor, an honorary knighthood of the British Empire, and, in 1986, the Nobel Peace Prize. Since 1976, he served as the the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty-eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.