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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 Guidal Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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