Extended Audio Sample

Download Fever at Dawn Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Fever at Dawn, by Peter Gardos Click for printable size audiobook cover
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: Peter Gardos Narrator: Arthur Morey Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
Regular Price: $17.50 Download
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $15.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Download learn more )

In this improbably joyous novel about two recovering concentration camp survivors, love is the best medicine.

July 1945. Miklos is a twenty-five-year-old Hungarian who has survived the camps and has been brought to Sweden to convalesce. His doctor has just given him a death sentence: his lungs are filled with fluid, and in six months he will be gone. But Miklos has other plans. He didn’t survive the war only to drown from within, and so he wages war on his own fate. He acquires the names of the 117 Hungarian women also recovering in Sweden, and he writes a letter to each of them in his beautiful cursive hand. One of these women, he is sure, will become his wife.

In another part of the country, Lili reads his letter and decides to write back. For the next few months, the two engage in a funny, absurd, hopeful epistolary dance. Eventually, they find a way to meet.

Based on the true story of Peter Gardos’ parents and drawn from their letters, Fever at Dawn is a vibrant, ribald, and unforgettable tale, showing the death-defying power of the human will to live and to love.

Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Through this charming novel, the remarkable Miklós and Lili are immortalized—their pluck, their determination, their insistence on saying yes to life after so much death.”

    Minneapolis Star-Tribune

  • “Will make you like life more when you’ve finished.”

    Bookseller (UK)

  • Fever at Dawn has the sweetness of The Rosie Project and the pathos of The Fault in Our Stars. Better still, it is based on a true story.”

    Herald Sun (North Carolina)

  • “At once heartrending and lighthearted, this romance covers enormous ground in love and war, joy and tragedy, humor and pathos.”

    Shelf Awareness (starred review)

  • “Narrator Arthur Morey brings out the humor in this unlikely true story of how the author’s parents met—as Hungarian pen pals recovering in Sweden. Morey’s wide vocal range captures the cast of international characters, including Swedish and Hungarian characters. Listeners will enjoy this unique combination of history and humor.”


Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations