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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (36,702 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leon Uris Narrator: Paul Michael Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780449807583
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Exodus is an international publishing phenomenon--the towering novel of the twentieth century’s most dramatic geopolitical event. Leon Uris magnificently portrays the birth of a new nation in the midst of enemies—the beginning of an earthshaking struggle for power. Here is the tale that swept the world with its fury: the story of an American nurse, an Israeli freedom fighter caught up in a glorious, heartbreaking, triumphant era. Here is Exodus—one of the great best-selling novels of all time.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Passionate summary of the inhuman treatment of the Jewish people in Europe, of the exodus in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to Palestine, and of the triumphant founding of the new Israel.”

    New York Times

  • Passionate summary of the inhuman treatment of the Jewish people in Europe, of the exodus in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to Palestine, and of the triumphant founding of the new Israel. The New York Times

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DottieHN | 2/14/2014

    " Leon Uris is a master storyteller and this book is no exception. Although published in 1983, the content is current to the present day reader as it chronicles the European anti-semitism leading to the "exodus" in the 19th and 20th century to Palestine and the creation of modern-day Israel. Translated into 50 languages, it should keep the interest of most to the last page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally | 2/12/2014

    " One of my most favorite books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 M. Newman | 2/9/2014

    " A magnificent historical novel about the birth of Israel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krissy | 2/7/2014

    " I finally finished this after many stops and starts. Parts of it were fascinating and I now feel that I have a much better understanding of the incredible hardships faced in building a new Israel. Now I find myself wondering which parts of the story are true and which fictionalized. Definitely not beach reading material (it took a lot of work for me to get through), but worth it for the education. "

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

    " My favorite of Leon Uris' books, all of which I've loved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine Ball | 2/1/2014

    " Read when I was 19 the first time. Was so hooked I read while driving home from work one night! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 1/21/2014

    " This was a thorough (!) description of a subject I didn't know much about. I learned a lot, but have no sense of its objectivity. The style of writing felt somehow dated, and had oddly placed exclamation points which kind of bugged me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Kubiak | 1/10/2014

    " Made me want to read a lot more by Uris. Helped me understand the courage and determination of the Jewish people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paddyjj | 1/10/2014

    " Story of the formation of the Nation of Israel "

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

    " Most amazing book in all aspects. I was sad to put it down. Could not get enough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amykweber | 12/9/2013

    " One of my favorites ever! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeffrey Cole | 12/2/2013

    " Can't wait to see the movie again. Again, it's not what I expected. It's dated especially with the Kitty character, but it wetted my appetite for some real history of the era. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 11/30/2013

    " Good story teller of the 60's and 70's "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 11/13/2013

    " One of my all time favorite books. A must read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacqueline | 9/3/2013

    " I could have done without the crappy subplot with the American nurse. But I won't dock it a star for that because the rest was very compelling. It taught me a lot about Israel's formation that I still remember years later. (Tip: get through the first 50 pages or so before you put it down.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jt | 7/5/2013

    " So far, it is a great book and it is helping me to figure out the middle-east conflict. The print is very fine, though, and it is taking me a while to get through it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 4/16/2013

    " The 80s classic on the founding of the state of Israel. Might be worth revisiting to see how it holds up after 40 years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bernie Clarke | 4/1/2013

    " Great read on how modern Israel was created, very entertaining and even more informative. Sorry it's over. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Enoch | 3/29/2013

    " I simply loved it. It's one of the best books I ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isreal | 2/3/2013

    " It is amazing..I can not describe into words about this love novel "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Ferber | 1/15/2013

    " I have yet to find a Uris book that I didn't love. I read this one some time in the mid 70s and thought seriously about moving to Israel after reading it I was so moved by the portrail of the strength of caracter of the people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janis Worley | 12/23/2012

    " The best book ever - so thrilling, couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosemary | 11/3/2012

    " Wonderful story, read while I was in college (I think) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Carpenter | 10/24/2012

    " This book is a history lesson in addition to a compelling story. It's very relevant to current times, considering the current state of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 10/5/2012

    " Very informative. Outstanding historical fiction "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susie Findell | 9/19/2012

    " Tragic, inspiring, political, and does require an org chart so you can keep track of who's who for a while. Then I saw the movie with Paul Newman and Eva Marie Saint. I recommend you read the book first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacey | 8/26/2012

    " Great follow-up to The Source. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 7/13/2012

    " One of my first adult reads. Still find myself thinking about it when listening to various news stories from Israel. "

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About the Author
Author Leon Uris

Internationally acclaimed novelist Leon Uris ran away from home at age seventeen, a month after the attack on Pearl Harbor, to join the Marine Corps, and he served at Guadalcanal and Tarawa. His first novel, Battle Cry, was based on his own experiences in the Marines, which he revisited in his final novel, O'Hara's Choice. His other novels include the bestsellers Redemption, Trinity, Exodus, QB VII, and Topaz, among others. Leon Uris passed away in June 2003.

About the Narrator

Paul Michael is an Audie Award-winning narrator. He has acted on stage, radio, television, and in feature films in Canada, Great Britain, and the United States. He has had leading roles in series and made-for-television movies and has guest starred in such series as VIP and Alias. He has been nominated for a Canadian Emmy (or Nellie) and has recorded over 150 audiobooks, including the international bestseller The Da Vinci Code, winning more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards.