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I've become an avid "reader" since I discovered audiobooks a few years ago. Also a cat lover - at left is Prince Harold

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  • Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1552)
    Performance
    (1023)
    Story
    (1044)

    A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism. After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Führer and was hanged in Flossenbürg concentration camp at age thirty-nine. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the twentieth century.

    Alan says: "Very Moving"
    "Dispassionate telling of a saintly life"
    Overall

    I found this book to be pretty sterile and was expecting more. It read like a history textbook, e.g., he was born in....; his parents were .......; he had .......siblings; they lived in ...... and then moved to ......; he married ....... in ...., etc., etc., etc. Of course these aren't direct quotes, but that's the feeling I got. A sinfully boring account of incredibly courageous life. I quit listening about halfway through. Maybe it got better.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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