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Author: Martin Fletcher Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2013 ISBN: 9781427235367
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Martin Fletcher's Jacob's Oath is a heart-wrenching and heartwarming thriller about the consequences of revenge that will be a huge word-of-mouth and book club favorite

As World War II winds to a close, Europe's roads are clogged with twenty million exhausted refugees walking home. Among them are Jacob and Sarah, lonely Holocaust survivors who meet in Heidelberg. But Jacob is consumed with hatred and cannot rest until he has killed his brother's murderer, a concentration camp guard nicknamed "The Rat." Now he must choose between revenge and love, between avenging the past and building a future.

Martin Fletcher, who won the National Jewish Book Award for Walking Israel, proved his chops as a novelist with The List, which was selected as the One Book, One Jewish Community title for the city of Philadelphia. Now, Fletcher brings us another touching novel of love, loyalty, and loss, set in the aftermath of the Holocaust.

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Quotes & Awards

  • George Guidall delivers the delicate balance needed to bring this complex, emotional story to audio. The result is a dynamic and, at times, chilling presentation. AudioFile Magazine
  • “National Jewish Book Award–winner Fletcher explores the experiences of Jews in the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust in this engrossing, if unsettling, thriller…The taut prose and multidimensional protagonists help make this a page-turner.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A moving love story, a vivid portrait of a devastated and chaotic Germany immediately after the war’s end, and a remarkably insightful look into the minds of two survivors of the Holocaust. Fletcher’s style is spare and graceful, and it enhances the power of this small gem of a novel.”


  • “George Guidall delivers the delicate balance needed to bring this complex, emotional story to audio. The result is a dynamic and, at times, chilling presentation. Guidall accentuates the characters’ psyches and emotions, allowing the listener to fully appreciate the fragility of Sarah and Jacob’s romance. Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award and finalist for the 2014 Audie Award.”


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A 2014 Audie Award Finalist for Fiction
  • Among shortlisted titles for Audie Award Finalist, 2014

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About the Author

Martin Fletcher is an author and retired journalist who has covered world events for NBC News. His coverage has won him the DuPont Award, the Pulitzer Prize for television, several Overseas Press Club awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence, and five Emmys. His book, Walking Israel: A Personal Search for the Soul of a Nation, won the Jewish National Book Award in 2011.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of more than eighty AudioFile Earphones Awards, has won three of the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for lifetime achievement/ During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,700 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. His forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.