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  • By Night Under the Stone Bridge

  • A Novel
  • By: Leo Perutz
  • Narrated by: Simon Brooks
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

First published in 1953, this magical historical novel ostensibly describes the series of events which led to Bohemia's defeat by Austria at the Battle of the White Mountain, in the 16th century. But the Czech emigre author was probably inspired by the events of the Holocaust, so expertly does he re-create the uneasy alliances of Prague's Jewish and Catholic communities. While riding in the woods, Emperor Rudolf II, King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor, comes upon two men counting money destined for a member of the "persecuted race", Mordechai Meisl.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible reading - every single name mispronounced

  • By A. Oehme on 07-25-17

Terrible reading - every single name mispronounced

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The stories are beautiful, but I could not continue listening to the audio book. The names are completely mispronounced. These are Yiddish names or Yiddish versions of names and sound horribly butchered in the audiobook.

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