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Author: Elie Wiesel Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2016 ISBN: 9781456124267
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Malkiel Rosenbaum agrees begrudgingly to revisit the events of his father's wartime experiences in Romania fighting the Nazis and, as a result, discovers another side to the stories, and a truth his own generation is in danger of forgetting. Download and start listening now!

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  • “A book of shattering force that offers a message of urgency to a world under the spell of trivia and the tyranny of amnesia.”

    Chicago Tribune

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 11/4/2013

    " Hauntingly beautiful and terrifying. This is one of my must-read books. Highly recommend! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Francie | 9/29/2013

    " This was an intense book. I was fascinated by the way Wiesel explored the experience of Alzheimer's and how it affects not just the person with Alzheimer's but their family as well. The story of the father's wartime experiences was heartbreaking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra | 9/5/2013

    " there is nothing new I could ever find to say about any of Wiesel's works. Each one is epic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jillian | 5/10/2013

    " I liked it. I think he is a great writer and has quite a story to tell. Obviously pretty depressing, but I love that in a book. It was great to see people fight back against the Nazis because for some reason I feel like we don't hear or read about that as much as we should. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ninamarie | 9/7/2012

    " powerful - required reading for anyone having a parent or loved one with alzheimers, or for those with Jewish parents/father, recommended for all who have parents "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/16/2012

    " The story itself was okay but I just couldn't seem to get into the writing style of this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yifot | 12/24/2011

    " I cannot 'rate' a holocaust novel, fictitious or true... impossible "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 12/7/2011

    " I will never think of Alzheimer's in quite the same way. An important reflection on generations and what we remember. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Evelyn | 10/30/2011

    " So I'll be honest, I didn't finish the book. I just couldn't get into it. Maybe I'm too mom-brained. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 9/24/2011

    " Really had a hard time getting through this one. Had a lot of lagging parts. Perhaps it was just hard that the Alzheimer's hit a little too close to home. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maya | 8/25/2011

    " Gripping and really unforgettable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 cindy | 4/14/2011

    " A lyrical weaving of a father's experience in World War II, his global decline, and the need his son has to know his father, and recreate his past. Haunting, relevant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 3/16/2011

    " Hauntingly beautiful and terrifying. This is one of my must-read books. Highly recommend! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra | 9/1/2010

    " there is nothing new I could ever find to say about any of Wiesel's works. Each one is epic.
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Evelyn | 1/21/2010

    " So I'll be honest, I didn't finish the book. I just couldn't get into it. Maybe I'm too mom-brained. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jillian | 6/13/2008

    " I liked it. I think he is a great writer and has quite a story to tell. Obviously pretty depressing, but I love that in a book. It was great to see people fight back against the Nazis because for some reason I feel like we don't hear or read about that as much as we should. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 cindy | 4/16/2008

    " A lyrical weaving of a father's experience in World War II, his global decline, and the need his son has to know his father, and recreate his past. Haunting, relevant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yifot | 11/6/2007

    " I cannot 'rate' a holocaust novel, fictitious or true... impossible "

About the Author

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 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.