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Schindler's List Audiobook

Schindler's List

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Publisher's Summary

During the Holocaust at the German concentration camp near Plaszow, thousands of Jews lost their lives at the hands of the Nazis. More than a thousand others were spared thanks to a womanizing, heavy-drinking, German-Catholic industrialist and Nazi Party member named Oskar Schindler. One of the most remarkable narratives of the Holocaust, Schindler's List masterfully recreates the daring exploits of Schindler, who used his enormous fortune to build a factory near the concentration camp and his influence to save the lives of more than 1,300 Jews. It is an absorbing, suspenseful, and moving account of Schindler's legacy of life.

©1993 Serpentine Publishing Co. PTY LTD. All Rights Reserved; (P)1993 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved; AUDIOWORKS is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • 1982 Man Booker Prize Winner

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    AttyCasner 01-09-16
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    "Unabridged would be better"

    I would probably rate an unabridged version 5 star. Much was cut in the abridged.

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    Nou Midlothian, TX, United States 01-14-15
    Nou Midlothian, TX, United States 01-14-15 Member Since 2016

    As much as I love music, I'd rather listen to a book. I love being taken far far away while doing everything.

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    "One of the greatest stories of humanity!"

    I've always loved this story. Too bad it's abridged for audio but I have the hard copy.

    As we see time and time again throughout history, it only takes one voice, the rest will follow.

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    W. Lee Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 10-12-14
    W. Lee Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 10-12-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved the movie, didn't like the abridged book"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I must admit I didn't see that it was an abridged audiobook ...

    I wanted to follow on with my paper copy of the book.After I realised I could not follow along with the book, I simply tried to listen to the story.

    I found that the way the author writes is like a series of facts. No doubt Keneally wants to make sure that he presents a true accurate account of what happened, so maybe that is why he writes that way, but I found that there was little suspense in the book, unlike the movie where I genuinely on the edge of my seats.

    Instead what I felt we got was a series of dry facts ...

    I loved the important message of both this book, audiobook and the film

    ... for me I don't think this abridged audiobook tells the story in as clear or as compelling a way as the film unfortunately.

    (perhaps an unabridged version would have done better, I'm not sure)


    Did Schindler's List inspire you to do anything?

    Perhaps watch the movie again ... it made me realise what a fantastic job they did with the movie to make it a cohesive and suspenseful story


    Any additional comments?

    It is an important story and an important book

    ... but this abridged audio recording was too dry for me unfortunately

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    Lady Tarisa 06-18-13
    Lady Tarisa 06-18-13

    Sometimes, I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

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    "Wish it was Unabridged"

    This was an excellent book, though I wish there was more. I am surprised that the Unabridged version is not offered.

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    TerryRhoades YUBA CITY, CA, United States 11-23-12
    TerryRhoades YUBA CITY, CA, United States 11-23-12
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    "Very moving story"

    The narrator's voice is very nice to listen to and his pronunciations are right on. The story is compelling and inspiring.

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    ilana 08-18-12
    ilana 08-18-12
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    "Disappointment"
    If you could sum up Schindler's List in three words, what would they be?

    does not bring the full story- alltestimonials are missing


    What could Thomas Keneally have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    It is not Thomas' Keneally's fault


    What does Ben Kingsley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His personality. although he dos not pronounce right many German names and words


    Any additional comments?

    As I said - the grim details are missing. I am comparing it to Schindler's Ark - It is the same but the book includes testimonials and details that the audio version does not include. I wonder why this is.

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    Trevor Bend, OR, United States 07-31-12
    Trevor Bend, OR, United States 07-31-12
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    "Not good"
    What disappointed you about Schindler's List?

    Its the abridged copy


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    his accent threw me off i could barely understand him


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    book is a great one


    Any additional comments?

    I am very disappointed that this is the abridged copy so it skips throughout the whole book... it doesn't even tell the whole story

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer USA / Barbados 04-16-12
    Amazon Customer USA / Barbados 04-16-12
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    "Masterpiece"
    If you could sum up Schindler's List in three words, what would they be?

    Intense compassion crazy


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Schindler's List?

    Schindler's acquiring the jews who were on the list to be sent to a consentration camp to work in his factory


    What does Ben Kingsley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Passion


    If you could rename Schindler's List, what would you call it?

    The man who deified an empire


    Any additional comments?

    Not only go for history students but for anyone who wants to know about truly loving one's neighbour as oneself.

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    DYMPNA BUCCAN, Australia 02-23-12
    DYMPNA BUCCAN, Australia 02-23-12
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    "Schindler a Saviour"
    What did you love best about Schindler's List?

    The panache and risks that Oscar Schindler took to save as many people as he could from the Nazi concentration camps. His bravado.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How wonderful a human spirit Oscar Schindler was and his contribution to saving lives, albeit small in comparison to the gross atrocities that occurred. He truly is a lion-heart for all that he risked and accomplished.


    Which character – as performed by Ben Kingsley – was your favorite?

    Oscar - because he is portrayed as a worthwhile human being who was not swayed by the propaganda machine. In essence, he risked his life for the Jewish community. He didn't have to do that, but his compassion for justice was strong.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Just made me sad that the world has to live with that event forever - may we never forget, and may we be ever on guard for it to ever happen again. I feel especially for all the


    Any additional comments?

    Great film. Great book. This is the first time I have read a book after having seen the film but I was never disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Serena little rock, AR, USA 03-15-04
    Serena little rock, AR, USA 03-15-04
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    "A great companion to the movie"

    Fills in the blanks from Spielberg's film and provides an excellent read.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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