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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,117 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neal Bascomb Narrator: Paul Hecht Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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Best-selling author Neal Bascomb has garnered critical acclaim for such riveting nonfiction as Higher and Red Mutiny. Based on extensive interviews and previously classified details, Hunting Eichmann is a compelling account of the relentless hunt for the nefarious Adolf Eichmann. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Oliver Hazan | 2/18/2014

    " A dull retelling of what should be a compelling story. Feels more like a lengthy stakeout than like a perilous adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 2/8/2014

    " About 1/2 way through and reads like spy thriller, but amazingly all true. A primary architect of the "final solution" responsible for sending literally millions to the gas chambers, almost got away with it by sneaking out of Europe after WWII and ending up in Argentina with a new identity. And if it weren't for the tenacity of Nazi hunters, the new created Israel's Mosad, and an elderly, and very blind, man who suspected something wasn't right with the "uncle" of his daughter's new school friend, he probably would have. Excellent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 D. Ennis | 1/30/2014

    " Absolutely excellent. I was looking forward to this book but I wasn't expecting it to be an all consuming read. Very well written account of a fascinating story. Would recommend it to anyone who likes to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane Blodgett | 1/27/2014

    " This was a very intriguing book about the search and capture of Adolph Eichmann (the man in charge of Hitler's "final solution"). I had difficulty putting it down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trev Twinem | 1/26/2014

    " Hunting Eichmann is an edge of the seat tense adventure story, and made all the more exciting when you realize that this is a true account of the life and eventual death of a notorious nazi killer. There is no more greater satisfaction than seeing someone of great evil being made to pay for his crimes and few people in history have been guilty of more crimes than Adolf Eichmann. He was the operational manager of the genocide that saw the dispatch and murder of some six million jews during the second world war. In style and content this is a very easy book to read, absorb and accept, at no time are you bombarded with heavy historical facts that could detract from the readability and boys own story telling of the book. Eichmann escaped from Germany at the end of the war and soon made his way to Argentina where he lived in relative obscurity for a number of years. His wife and sons joined him at a later date and the family were always blind to criticism aimed at Eichmann. For such an evil man Adolf Eichmann presented as an unassuming figure, there is no doubt that part of this was due to the fact that he wished to blend into his new surroundings and not draw attention to this evil past. But he had a price on his head and a team of Mossad agents, when they confirmed that it was indeed Eichmann living in Buenos Aires, masterminded a simple yet ingenious plot to "grab" Eichmann, keep him hostage and then disguised as an El Al official smuggle him on board an Israeli jet bound for Tel Aviv. You can feel the tension from the moment Eichmann is taken and during his long flight back to receive the justice he so richly deserved, the journey home was filled with danger and the flight arrived in Tel Aviv with just moments of fuel to spare...Phew!!! This is a book that deserves to be read by anyone who has a passing interest in the fate of Hitler's most ardent and fanatical supporters...or indeed if you just love a good, exciting and truthful adventure story, you will not be disappointed and indeed may give a little cheer when the El Al flight crew arrive safely with their precious cargo in Tel Aviv...read enjoy and be thankful this genocidal murderer was brought to justice "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 1/19/2014

    " The author does a good job of explaining the entire back story to the capture of Eichmann. I found the book a page-turner at some points, and a little dry in others. Overall, a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dianne Throop | 1/17/2014

    " Easy to read story to Eichmann's life after WWII and the hunt for him. One of my most vivid childhood TV memories was to seeing Eichmann in his glass cage during the trial. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan | 1/17/2014

    " What a great book! Absolutely fascinating how they found him and got him out of Argentina to stand trial. Good referral Dave, we're definitely doing a review for the website. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon Murphy | 1/17/2014

    " A friend at work loaned me this book and I read it in a week. It was hard to put down because of all the "near misses" and the hard work that went into getting Eichmann out of Argentina to Israel for trial. Good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clinton | 1/8/2014

    " I hope this is made into a movie. Finally a Jewish success story related to the holocaust. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron Buer | 12/11/2013

    " I loved this book but then again I'm a history nerd, especially history revolving around WWII. If you don't like history, don't bother with this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Loretta Matson | 11/28/2013

    " History that reads like a thriller. Outstanding. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cbarrett | 11/26/2013

    " Excellent. Chilling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carey Combe | 10/7/2013

    " Considering I knew the outcome, this beautifully written book read like a thriller; gripping, horrifying and ultimately satisfying. Thanks Bettie "

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

    " All I can say is wow. This is an incredible story and Neal Bascomb does an amazing job bringing it to life. Highly recommend. Even for those who think they already know the story or aren't interested in hearing the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 8/20/2013

    " Just brilliant and so well-written. More suspenseful than a thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 8/6/2013

    " Never knew that so many of the SS key players escaped to Argentina. Never heard of the Mossad and Shin Bet operatives either. Fascinating and infuriating all at the same time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Burky Ford | 3/12/2013

    " A real-life thriller! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Céline | 11/20/2012

    " Genius book - history and a story? Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad Cartwright | 8/29/2012

    " A non fiction espionage story that reads like some of today's best spy fiction. Very interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toni | 8/16/2012

    " Even knowing the final outcome of this book does not make it any less absorbing. The description of the final days leading up to Eichmann's capture and the eventual success of smuggling him from Argentina to Israel is as tense as any triller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Max | 8/2/2012

    " great book, from page 1 to the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 5/23/2012

    " This is a fascinating true story about what happened to Adolf Eichmann after the war, and how the Israelis eventually found him, captured him and secretly transported him to Israel for his trial and execution. Well worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 5/8/2012

    " Excellent non-fiction that reads like a spy thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire | 1/15/2012

    " For a story that you already know how it ends, I found this to be well-written, gripping and remarkably suspenseful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allyson | 7/24/2011

    " Fascinating read covering so many interesting firsts: beginning of the Shin Bet, Mossad, early days of El Al. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pito Salas | 6/11/2011

    " Interesting history, lots of stuff about spy methods, and well written. A quick read too! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yishai | 4/16/2011

    " it was good. im glad i read house on Garibaldi street first "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 4/3/2011

    " Absolutely fascinating. Reads like a spy thriller. An important piece of history everyone should know about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 3/9/2011

    " Good historical view of WW2, and a very interesting story. Neal Bascomb backs up his information well, so I generally feel comfortable trusting what he writes. Though that makes the book even more disheartening. Disheartening yet enlightening. A very worthwhile read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 2/19/2011

    " Amazing story. Brave people seeking justice.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 1/20/2011

    " Maybe the best book that I read in 2010. It tells of Eichmann's escape and pursuit from both his and his pursuers' points of view, and is a total page-turner. The book is interesting, suspenseful, and historical, what's not to like? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbaraleah | 1/16/2011

    " Absolutely fascinating and satisfying......although I feel guilty about feeling satisfied that at least one of the head Nazis was 'taken care of'. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 11/22/2010

    " Well researched and good flow for reading and moving reader along. Even knowing the ending, I found the details well worth the read. "

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About the Author

Neal Bascomb has published a number of international and national bestsellers, including Higher, The Perfect Mile, Red Mutiny, and Hunting Eichmann. His books have been optioned for film, featured in several documentaries, and translated into ten languages. He has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times.

About the Narrator

Paul Hecht’s long career in audiobooks spans dozens of titles and authors as varied as Ray Bradbury and Gore Vidal, Jack Finney and Thomas Mann. He has recorded such books as Bob Dole’s One Soldier’s Story and Alexander McCall Smith’s Portuguese Irregular Verbs and At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances. Hecht’s theater career in New York includes many Broadway and television credits. He has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audiobook narrations.