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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (320,013 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elie Wiesel Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN:
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Notable author Elie Wiesel won the Nobel Peace Prize for Literature in 1986. As a survivor of the Holocaust, Wiesel used his experiences in a German concentration camps to call attention to the plight of millions of prisoners who lived and died under unimaginably horrendous conditions.

Wiesel's most famous work is "Night," which is a grim depiction of his time spent in such camps and the horrors that he experienced firsthand. The story is told via the autobiographical main character, a young boy named Eliezer.

This powerful and haunting book has sold millions of copies worldwide and remains one of the most often assigned novels of contemporary times.

Wiesel was born in 1928 in Romania. His father was an Orthodox Jew, and his mother was an Hasidic Jew. Wiesel's family was placed into a ghetto in Sighet, Hungary. They were eventually sent, along with many other Jews from their small town, to the concentration camp at Auschwitz, where the men and women were separated.

Wiesel ended up surviving largely because his father served as his protector in the camps, giving of his own meager food rations so that his son might survive. Extreme living conditions in the camp led to the death of his father. His mother and sister died in the gas chambers.

Wiesel eventually moved to the United States and dedicated his life to educating world audiences so that the truths and lessons of the Holocaust would not be forgotten and to help ensure that such atrocities never be repeated.

He became an Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities at Boston University and authored more than 40 books. He was presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States Congressional Gold Medal, the French Legion of Honor and many other honors and accolades.

Other books by Elie Wiesel, also available in audiobook format include "Dawn," and "Day," both part of the "Night" Trilogy.

Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the Congressional Gold Medal, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel offers an unforgettable account of Hitler's horrific reign of terror in Night. This definitive edition features a new translation from the original French by Wiesel's wife and frequent translator, Marion Wiesel.

Night is an unmistakably autobiographical account of the author's own gruesome experiences in Nazi Germany's death camps. Told through the eyes of 14-year-old Eliezer, the tragic fate of the Jews from the little town of Sighet unfolds with a heart-wrenching inevitability. Even as they are stuffed into cattle cars bound for Auschwitz, the townspeople refuse to believe rumors of anti-Semitic atrocities. Not until they are marched toward the blazing crematory at the camp's reception center does the terrible truth sink in.

Recounting the evils at Auschwitz and Buchenwald, Wiesel's enduring classic of Holocaust literature raises questions of continuing significance for all future generations: How could man commit these horrors, and could such an evil ever be repeated?

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Fleet | 2/4/2014

    " Such an emotional book. I couldn't put it down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina Hunter | 1/28/2014

    " Quick read, could not put it down. Very inspiring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Demian Kendall | 1/20/2014

    " The book everyone was forced to read in high school but no one regretted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy Peterson | 1/18/2014

    " Of all the holocaust books I've read, this is my least favorite. In my opinion there are so many other better written ones out there! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mama Kaye | 12/31/2013

    " The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because I thought it would have been more effective if a younger narrator had been used. Since the story is told from the point of view of a 14-year-old boy, I think it would have been better if it wasn't read by an old man with a raspy voice. Except for that, though, a wonderfully written story (and personal reflection) of a horrific chapter in human history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/27/2013

    " I was hooked from the start. Definitely gonna read the rest of the trilogy when I get time "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Akua Colley | 12/24/2013

    " I have read several books including the Diary of Anne Frank on the Holocaust. But this book put a different perspective on this hideous part of World History. I read this book in a few hours and was emotionally invested from the introduction. Amazing! Everyone should read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sylvie | 12/15/2013

    " Still one of my favorite books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colton Moore | 12/9/2013

    " I've read a couple of holocaust novels, and I have to say, this one was my favorite. As a Non-Fiction, it really puts those horrible events into perspective for the reader of this book, and that makes it quite memorable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ariadna73 | 11/26/2013

    " Here is a fantastic tribute to life and hope: no matter how horrible life seems to be; there is always hope for something better. This is the story of a holocaust survivor that never lost his hope. A must read for anyone who doesn't want to live their lives hiding their heads under their wings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 9/16/2013

    " Not only did I read this book in high school but recently bought a copy at a used bookstore. It is as chilling and heartbreaking of a masterpiece today as it was in 1994. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kt, Kt | 8/2/2013

    " A must read but a hard read. It is not for the faint of heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelly Hochdorf | 6/7/2013

    " Was a really good and interesting book....just did not like the way it ended...it kinda left you hanging! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rab | 4/6/2013

    " In one word....sobering! It's astonishing that anyone survived this treatment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanna M | 11/24/2012

    " This book was extremely powerful, and had amazing writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Morford | 11/3/2012

    " It seems disgraceful to give this book a star rating. This was one of the most horrifying books I have read and I believe I cried myself dry. A literary must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Veasnaeng | 9/4/2012

    " Night was one of the many genocide books I've read. This tale of struggle and Survival can pull the emotions out of any human heart. Even though it was not lengthy like many other books/novels it is very detailed in Elie's experience of the holcaust and WWII. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph Whitt | 8/23/2012

    " Terrifying. Surreal. Unimaginable horror. To read this book is witness a glimpse into the Hell of German concentration camps. To know this is a true account feels utterly implausible; how could any human do this to another human? The book has shaken my very soul. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashlin | 1/4/2012

    " I really liked this book! It was really interesting how personal it got and how informational it got. I didn't realize how hard it was for the Jews during the Holocaust. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lillian | 6/15/2011

    " This book is not for the faint of heart but if you think you can stomach it it is an amazing true story that nearly brought me to tears many times "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meganisamazing | 6/11/2011

    " I loved it. Night is truly an eye opener of the Holocaust. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ineta | 5/31/2011

    " This book had me in tears!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renee Girouard | 5/5/2011

    " A fantastic, chilling, true story. The book itself is very short, but the story behind it is very powerful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mendy | 5/1/2011

    " I didn't really enjoy the writing style in this short novel that is part 2 of the "Night" trilogy; however, I did find it thought provoking--especially in contrast to "Night" (i.e. victim versus terrorist). I am glad I read it but I definitely enjoyed "Night" more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caitlin | 3/2/2011

    " Good -- not the ending I wanted but I really did like it. Made me think :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 2/18/2011

    " I absoultely loved this book. I think that Night was the best but this one is still a great read and quite interesting to follow. A quick read because Wiesel does a great job describing everything. Highly Recommend it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Morgan | 1/27/2011

    " Very dark...not sure what else to say. I will try "Day" next, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 1/27/2011

    " a very powerful book that i enjoyed, it definitely makes me want to learn more about that region immediately following ww2 as i was unaware of a lot of this history! it does make you think about the morality of war and and causes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 1/15/2011

    " This was an okay book. Wiesel's biography of his life following his liberation from the concentration camps, and his eventual participation in the liberation of Jerusalem is ultimately unsatisfying, but still worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 1/10/2011

    " This was a bit different than the first book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bryan | 1/1/2011

    " It was slow and mostly uneventful. The entire plot is based on ONE event. The prose style is similar to that of Night, but the story (since it's fictional) is nowhere near as powerful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shinta | 12/29/2010

    " true story....! mencekam, menyedihkan, mengharukan...manusia...homo homini lupus "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 12/24/2010

    " I don't know if I can say that I enjoyed this book. I think this book was written to be thought-provoking because in 77 pages, Wiesel reaches into your soul and wrenches it out. I've never read a book that has made me so sad. This is a splendid book. But it is not one I enjoyed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 11/7/2010

    " extremely well written story of a young palestine terrorist that is assigned his first execution. "

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About the Author
Author Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel (1928–2016) was the author of more than fifty books, both fiction and nonfiction, including his masterly memoir Night. He was awarded the United States Congressional Gold Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the rank of Grand-Croix in the French Legion of Honor, an honorary knighthood of the British Empire, and, in 1986, the Nobel Peace Prize. Since 1976, he served as the the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty-eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.