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The Zone of Interest Audiobook

The Zone of Interest

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Publisher's Summary

From one of England's most renowned authors, an unforgettable new novel that provides a searing portrait of life - and, shockingly, love - in a concentration camp.

Once upon a time there was a king, and the king commissioned his favorite wizard to create a magic mirror. This mirror didn't show you your reflection. It showed you your soul - it showed you who you really were.

The wizard couldn't look at it without turning away. The king couldn't look at it. The courtiers couldn't look at it. A chestful of treasure was offered to anyone who could look at it for 60 seconds without turning away. And no one could. The Zone of Interest is a love story with a violently unromantic setting. Can love survive the mirror? Can we even meet each other's eye, after we have seen who we really are? In a novel powered by both wit and pathos, Martin Amis excavates the depths and contradictions of the human soul.

©2014 Martin Amis (P)2014 W. F. Howes

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    john 03-26-15
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    "the performance is excellent, superb"

    This is an important book on the secondary damages of man's inhumanity to man -- on its perpetrators, bystanders and antagonists. I would like to read this even though I have just listened to it. I would like to stop and re-read passages and translate some of the German passages and phrases. I am a different person than I was a few days ago before experiencing this book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lawrence Monroeville, PA, United States 12-31-14
    Lawrence Monroeville, PA, United States 12-31-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book, great performance, worth your money."

    I loved Martin Amis's "Money," but I've been disappointed by his other works because they fell short of it. For my money, "The Zone of Interest" puts Amis back on top. It spins a heartbreaking story of a Nazi extermination camp through the eyes of three denizens: 1) a young, cynical, Nazi aristocrat; 2) a pathetic Jew who was forced to act as an overseer; and 3) the camp's savage and sociopathic commander. Throughout, Amis uses his sophisticated, lapidary, English style. To make things even better, Sean Barrett does spot-on characterizations . His character portrayals are so distinct you could skip to any part of the book and immediately recognize who is talking. My prediction is this novel will withstand the test of time. Money well spent!

    51 of 63 people found this review helpful
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    Todd Chicago, IL, United States 03-26-15
    Todd Chicago, IL, United States 03-26-15
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    "Chilling!"

    A haunting story of well developed characters running a concentration camp. It really captured the German national psyche under the Nazis.

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    RI in Canada 09-05-15
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    "Well narrated"

    This novel tells a story of Auschwitz is well-narrated with strong characterizations of the book's three narrators. In this way, a listener really feels like the three voices are different and the story proceeds. It is not all gripping as a story--I found the ending a bit clumsy--but it is well done on the whole.

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    "Impossible to understand due to the terrible narra"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The ability to understand what was supposed to be audible. It was impossible to follow the story because of the voice. The addition of the interjection of German was absurd


    Would you ever listen to anything by Martin Amis again?

    Yes. I have reared and listened to his books and for the most part found them interesting


    What didn’t you like about Sean Barrett’s performance?

    Could not follow or understand, voice garbled and irratic


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

    None - I know the WWII issues well.


    Any additional comments?

    Very sorry I ordered this book.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful

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