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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: December 1999 ISBN:
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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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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 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 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 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 John | 5/27/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Mishap | 6/28/2011

    " Whatever the author's current beliefs on Iraq, Israel, etc,, this is a very good novel that delves into why pogroms happen and how they were carried out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberley Warsett | 5/19/2011

    " This book is astonishing in its philosophical clarity, in giving reason to continue to live, and in its moral value. Beautifully written-it reads like it could have been written in just a few sittings-brilliantly done-painful to read and necessary if you are able to take a very heavy topic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberley | 1/23/2011

    " This book is astonishing in its philosophical clarity, in giving reason to continue to live, and in its moral value. Beautifully written-it reads like it could have been written in just a few sittings-brilliantly done-painful to read and necessary if you are able to take a very heavy topic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 8/9/2009

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maureen | 7/1/2009

    " 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... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 9/7/2008

    " Whatever the author's current beliefs on Iraq, Israel, etc,, this is a very good novel that delves into why pogroms happen and how they were carried out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casey | 5/8/2007

    " 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. "

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About the Author
Author Elie WieselELIE WIESEL was fifteen years old when he was deported to Auschwitz. After the war he became a journalist and writer in Paris, and since then has written more than fifty books, both fiction and nonfiction. His masterwork, Night, was a major best seller when it was republished recently in a new translation. Wiesel has been awarded the United States Congressional Gold Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the French Legion of Honor's Grand-Croix, an honorary knighthood of the British Empire, and, in 1986, the Nobel Peace Prize. Since 1976, he has been the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University.
About the Narrator

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.