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Extended Audio Sample The Oath (Unabridged), by Elie Wiesel
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (122 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elie Wiesel Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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What would you say to a young stranger who wishes to die? What arguments would you use to restore his will to live? What ideas and ideals would you invoke to save him? Faced with that dilemma, the principal character of Elie Wiesel's magnificent novel - an old wanderer named Azriel - decides to tell a story: his own. The very one he was not supposed to tell, the one he had pledged to keep to himself.

The story of The Oath unfolds in two places and at two points in time: Kolvillág in the 1920s, a modern metropolis in the 1970s. It is about Jews and their enemies, friendship and hate, bigotry and war, testimony and silence - silence above all.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Maureen Stutzman | 12/8/2013

    " I probably shouldn't list this as read because I read about the first three chapters and couldn't get into it. When I saw it was due at the library I just returned it unfinished... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Casey | 9/14/2012

    " I remember this book blowing me away. I read it around the same time as Everything is Illumninated, though, and they've kind of blurred together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jessica | 8/31/2012

    " Not particularly cheery reading, but fascinating for the question Wiesel raises about whether the ability to remember or the ability to forget is more useful in moving past tragedy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by John | 5/27/2012

    " That's right. He won the Nobel Peace Prize. "

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