My only regret is that I hadn't read or listened to this years ago. I can't add much to all the praise that has been heaped upon this book, except to say that it is well deserved. I honestly plan to read it again . . . and again. Narration was excellent, too.
A good book about the Holocaust as experienced through the eyes of a 15 year old Hungarian boy. Very moving. The narrator brought the book to life in a real way.
I loved the man reading this story. His accent lends authenticity to the story while it is still easy to understand. Be careful if you want to follow along with a written work... this translation may be different. It was for me and a bit distracting.
Night is finely written - yet not too overwelming in language or length. Our high school students read this, so I had not and I decided to and what a great book for all races.
Elie Weisel recounts his personal account of the Holocaust from his youth in Siget to the bowels of Hell in the concentration camps. His personalization of horrors experienced by 6 million Jews and allows the reader to intimately share the experience and thoughts of a Holocaust survivor.
We can never know enough about the holocaust. To be drawn in by both the story iteself and the narration... I felt as though I were sitting across from Mr. Weisel as he told his story for the first time. I was moved, interested, anxious. Hopefully you will get the version with the Pulitzer acceptance speech at the end. This is a book for your must-read list.
This book will bring your emotions to the surface as it so vividly describes the ability of mankind to practice genocide, and specifically the Nazi program of WW2. It is incredibly powerful, well narrated and should be read by anyone who has a conscience and questions man's behavior and cruelty on this planet
I have tought of myself as a person who enjoys history and someone who thought I knew most of what there is to know about the the WWII death camps. Reading this book, I came to realize I had missed one of the most important authors and humanists of his time. I think it should be required reading for highschool on up.
I hadn't read Elie Wiesel's "Night" until after I saw him speak at our local university. In his soft-spoken way, Mr. Wiesel explains the atrocities he and his family experienced during the Holocaust. You are there with him. This book must be shared, and his story must always be told, so we may understand the good and evil we are all capable of.
This is a powerful story that must be heard over and over again. It is well told. It is horror. It is bravery. It is pathos. It is history doom to be repeated unless it is history learned. No recompense can be given to the author and to the people that lived it but the honor that is due them for the courage and the dignity that is related here. You will especially feel the author's inner pain at a very difficult death scene, and hope that he has found the forgiveness and peace of his creator.
Hearing this boy's life story... we should all be glad we have a life such as ours. Be reminded about how fortunate we are to be alive.