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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (234 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Keneally Narrator: Humphrey Bower Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN:
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A memoir of Tom's journey around the world to discover the complete story of Oskar Schindler and those on his now-famous list.

In 1980, Tom Keneally walked into a store in Beverly Hills owned by Polish Jew Leopold Pfefferberg Page to buy a new briefcase. For the next few years, Tom's life was taken over by this charismatic and driven man, known as Poldek, and the story he wanted shared. The resulting book was Schindler's Ark, which went on to win the Booker Prize and ultimately became the Oscar-award-winning film Schindler's List.

Tom and Poldek travelled across the US, Germany, Israel, Austria and Poland, interviewing survivors and discovering their extraordinary stories. Searching for Schindler is very much Tom's journey; he reflects on his early days as a successful but less than confident writer, and how this book, the film it became and the people he met, changed his and his family's lives forever. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann Costello | 2/19/2014

    " Story behind the movie. Some of material is repetitive, but, overall, adds interest to original book and Spielberg's movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Eckel | 2/15/2014

    " Better than the Kommandant's Girl! Background details of how the story came to be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 2/7/2014

    " An inspiring story of commitment, conviction and belief personified in the hero of this story about a story, Poldek/Leopold Pfefferberg, one of Schindler's Jews. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bird Lovegod | 2/7/2014

    " The book behind the book, and the film. Totally readable, when writing about Schindler the author has a very fluid style, subtle and flexible, which occasionally cracks like a whip to deliver a cutting observation. Poetic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 2/1/2014

    " This is a "behind the scenes" look at the people who were saved by Schindler and the story of how the movie Schindlers List was born. I did quite a bit of "skimming" during some slow parts, but it still kept my interest "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annetteb | 1/13/2014

    " An interesting and fun prelude to Schindler's List. Who would think that buying a new attache would result in learning about and writing the story of Oskar Schindler? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Loong | 1/12/2014

    " A book on how the "Schindler's List" book and movie was made. I am certain that you will love the major character in this book - Poldek, who was a luggage bag shop owner and a Holocaust survivor. Both the making of the book and movie would not be successful without him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marylu Sanok | 1/3/2014

    " The background story of how Schindler's List story came to be written. It is fascinating and I enjoyed it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 12/1/2013

    " Finding this a bit slow-going and have moved on to something more enlightening and entertaining ... but found the background for the final book interesting. Might just return to it at a later time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 11/24/2013

    " This was a fantastic read. It wasn't entirely what I was expecting from the synopsis, but nevertheless was a great read. Quite the page-turner, I had a hard time putting it down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katy | 10/27/2013

    " I guess its just me, but I think this is a book that would have made really great article. Don't get me wrong, the meat of book makes for a great story is great. The meat of this needed to be shared, but there just isn't enough to fill all of the pages of a book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne | 10/18/2013

    " Really impressed by this book. Very well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hillary | 8/31/2012

    " Excellent book - highly recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Belebe | 6/9/2012

    " Poldek was the guy who was instrumental in getting the book and film (Schindler's List) out! Interesting insights on how this was made possible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marty | 6/9/2012

    " This was such an interesting story....how Schlindler's list, book and movie came about. The dedication of the survivors to bring out the story is amazing....as is the original story. \it still does not really shed light on what motivated schlinder to do what he did.....but he did something good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Felicity | 5/24/2012

    " Great book, only if you have read 'Schindlers Ark' though. Keneally is very interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 1/20/2012

    " After reading this book I will never look at a crust of bread in the same light again. The triumph of the human spirit over the most awful of circumstances never ceases to amaze me. This is an amazing story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dara | 12/14/2011

    " This was ok -- the interesting parts would have made a good essay. It started strong and then petered out and didn't feel like it had a strong narrative, or enough interesting material. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessie | 11/22/2011

    " This book is by the author who wrote Schindler's List. It is basically about writing that book. I really loved knowing the background and the research that went into writing Schindler's List. Of course now I have to read Schindler's List and watch the movie! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marty | 5/2/2011

    " This was such an interesting story....how Schlindler's list, book and movie came about. The dedication of the survivors to bring out the story is amazing....as is the original story. \it still does not really shed light on what motivated schlinder to do what he did.....but he did something good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katy | 8/17/2010

    " I guess its just me, but I think this is a book that would have made really great article. Don't get me wrong, the meat of book makes for a great story is great. The meat of this needed to be shared, but there just isn't enough to fill all of the pages of a book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 5/16/2010

    " An inspiring story of commitment, conviction and belief personified in the hero of this story about a story, Poldek/Leopold Pfefferberg, one of Schindler's Jews. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Felicity | 1/24/2010

    " Great book, only if you have read 'Schindlers Ark' though. Keneally is very interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 7/2/2009

    " This is a "behind the scenes" look at the people who were saved by Schindler and the story of how the movie Schindlers List was born. I did quite a bit of "skimming" during some slow parts, but it still kept my interest "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janis | 4/18/2009

    " Just read this - short memoir on the real story behind Schinder's List. The real characters are more nuances than movie, and true story is very moving. Easy reading, offering historic underpinning to incredible story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 2/10/2009

    " Finding this a bit slow-going and have moved on to something more enlightening and entertaining ... but found the background for the final book interesting. Might just return to it at a later time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessie | 1/14/2009

    " This book is by the author who wrote Schindler's List. It is basically about writing that book. I really loved knowing the background and the research that went into writing Schindler's List. Of course now I have to read Schindler's List and watch the movie! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hillary | 12/17/2008

    " Excellent book - highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 11/10/2008

    " Story behind the movie. Some of material is repetitive, but, overall, adds interest to original book and Spielberg's movie. "

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About the Author
Author Thomas KeneallyThomas Keneally began his writing career in 1964 and has published thirty-three novels since, most recently Napoleon’s Last Island, Shame and the Captives, and the New York Times bestselling The Daughters of Mars. His novels include Schindler’s List, which won the Booker Prize in 1982, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Gossip from the Forest, and Confederates, all of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He has also written several works of nonfiction, including his boyhood memoir Homebush Boy, The Commonwealth of Thieves, and Searching for Schindler. He is married with two daughters and lives in Sydney, Australia.
About the Narrator

Humphrey Bower earned his BA in English literature from Oxford University. He has worked extensively in theater, television, and audiobook narration, for which he won the prestigious Audie® Award in 2002.