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Night

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: The most harrowing experiences can renew our faith in life, and Elie Wiesel's autobiographical novel does this, even as it provides an explicit and terrifying account of humanity's darkest hour. George Guidall's steady and and evocative narration works beautifully with the text. –Corey Thrasher

Publisher's Summary

Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the Congressional Gold Medal, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel offers an unforgettable account of Hitler's horrific reign of terror in Night. This definitive edition features a new translation from the original French by Wiesel's wife and frequent translator, Marion Wiesel.

Night is an unmistakably autobiographical account of the author's own gruesome experiences in Nazi Germany's death camps. Told through the eyes of 14-year-old Eliezer, the tragic fate of the Jews from the little town of Sighet unfolds with a heart-wrenching inevitability. Even as they are stuffed into cattle cars bound for Auschwitz, the townspeople refuse to believe rumors of anti-Semitic atrocities. Not until they are marched toward the blazing crematory at the camp's "reception center" does the terrible truth sink in.

Recounting the evils at Auschwitz and Buchenwald, Wiesel's enduring classic of Holocaust literature raises questions of continuing significance for all future generations: How could man commit these horrors, and could such an evil ever be repeated?

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©1972, 1985 Elie Wiesel
Originally published in 1958 by Les Editions de Minuit
Translation ©2006 by Marion Wiesel
Preface to the New Translation ©2006 Elie Wiesel
(P)2006 Recorded Books LLC

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"[A] slim volume of terrifying power." (The New York Times)

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    pcwright@prodigy.net 10-20-16 Member Since 2002

    Audiobooks changed my life. My career as a trial lawyer left no time for recreational anything, much less reading. But then . . .

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    "The World Owes a Debt-This is Why."

    It is now time to revisit the "Jewish Holocaust" but this time, not from movies, not form interviews if observers or even survivors, but from several years of slavery and imprisonment at not just Auschwitz, but at several other of the 40,000 Nazi death camps as well, of a 16 year-old-boy recounting the experience from the inside out and tells a story of evil, cruelty and horror occurring daily before his child's eyes. This story was in print 50 years ago, but it was in a time when the truth of this tragic time was too fresh and too difficult for many if not most to fully face. Now with this magnificent "new" translation it can be and should be. It is with much satisfaction that it has become "must reading" at universities everywhere.

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    "An essential historical title"

    A true story that fills the reader with horror more than any work of fiction, 'Night' is required reading for any student of man's sordid history. The writing is simple and powerful, pared to its barest to evoke the sense of place, of misery, of torment, and ultimately of endurance.

    Guidall's narration is perfect, and is as haunting and memorable as the subject matter itself.

    Highly recommended.

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    Michael P. Cramer 10-11-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Left me speechless"

    A must listen for everyone. I have no words that do justice to this powerful book.

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    "Intense"

    Unimaginable presence throughput the book in the way he described his experiences. I felt as if I was experiencing captivity along with him.

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    "Listen Beyond the Book"

    The book is a stunning testament to a boy's desire to survive the horror of the Nazi concentration camps.
    In addition to the book, I enjoyed hearing Weisel's Nobel speech, the forward about the origin of the Night, and the essay by deMauriac.

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    Ross Waltman 10-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "What if we forget."

    What if we forget and are blind to future atrocities, lulled and lured into another snare?

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    ME 09-27-16
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    "Beyond profound..."

    No words can describe the profundity of this novel. As always, when I read such memoirs, I am left aghast at the horrors of the Holocaust. With this work in particular, I am left stunned at the miracle of Elie Wiesel's survival. I had tears in my eyes throughout the entirety of it, and because of the depth of emotion it invokes, it is one of the best memoirs ever written about the Holocaust.

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    Baka Svig 09-27-16
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    "Night"

    This is a book everyone should read/listen to at least once. Well written. Hard to listen to all at one time. Very glad it was written and published.

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    "An up close look at the horror of the Holocaust"
    If you could sum up Night in three words, what would they be?

    Authentic, heartbreaking, real


    What did you like best about this story?

    That it was told by an author who experienced the horror.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he brought his father a cup of coffee and his father enjoyed it so much that he smiled. In situations such as depicted in this book, simple things can bring such great pleasure.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. For me, it was simply too much to take in all at once. I preferred it in small sittings.


    Any additional comments?

    Any nation can learn from this short volume what can come from complacence and the belief that "it can't happen to me".

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    Chris Manna 09-26-16
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    "incredible read"

    Those who remain silent today will remain silent tomorrow. wow. what a great read. terrible trajedies.

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