I am an avid "reader"- I prefer to listen to books rather than read them due to the added dimension added by the narrator.
This book is astonishing in its ability to capture the horror of Nazi occupation and the life of the people whose lives and spirits the occupation threatened to destroy- but also a glimmer of hope that kept some spirits alive. Hard to stomach but well worth the listen.
I just couldn't stop listening to this incredible story....I found it was a memoir that was sensitively written and will no doubt be painful for many to listen to. Beautifully narrated by Guidall, it's a compulsory read so we may never forget the atrocities that occurred to so many.
This story was heartbreaking. I couldn't put it down. I downloaded it becuase my son was reading it for high school. I only wished the story continued.
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