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  • Auschwitz

  • By: A Survivor
  • Narrated by: Craig Beck
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Many books have been written about German horror camps where, from 1939 until 1945, human beings were subjected to degrading experiences, or were destroyed like swarms of helpless insects. Every publisher in the USA has been offered at least one hair-raising diary, and the flow of these human stories will probably continue for many years to come. It would seem to be a sign of mass psychosis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible!

  • By J.T. on 02-20-16

Incredible!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-16

The details in this book left me stunned. The personal account of this survivor is packed with clearly stated experiences. Courageous account.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Thomas Cromwell

  • The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant
  • By: Tracy Borman
  • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294

Thomas Cromwell has long been reviled as a Machiavellian schemer who stopped at nothing in his quest for power. As Henry VIII's right-hand man, Cromwell was the architect of the English Reformation, secured Henry's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and plotted the downfall of Anne Boleyn, and upon his arrest, was accused of trying to usurp the King himself. But here Tracy Borman reveals a different side of one of the most notorious figures in history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Behind the Scenes" of Wolf Hall!

  • By J on 11-23-16

Pragmatic and filled with interestng and fact.

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-15

interesting approach to compelling and factual lifestyle traditions of the age. Would have been difficult to capture the man without this complete profile. Will listen again soon and highly suggest to those interested in the history of this fascinating time.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Graves Are Walking

  • The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People
  • By: John Kelly
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 292
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 289

It started in 1845 and lasted six years. Before it was over, more than one million men, women, and children starved to death and another million fled the country. Measured in terms of mortality, the Great Irish Potato Famine was one of the worst disasters in the 19th century-it claimed twice as many lives as the American Civil War. A perfect storm of bacterial infection, political greed, and religious intolerance sparked this catastrophe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unforgettable, Haunting, and a Compelling Warning

  • By Carole T. on 08-22-12

Now I Can Believe the Stories Passed Down

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-31-14

What did you love best about The Graves Are Walking?

Incredible how the sense of entitlement one class feels for another can be so catastrophic. Even if you have no Irish ancestry everyone should listen to how cruelty can rule.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Graves Are Walking?

The dead Mothers and Fathers. Children abandoned and the perceived reprogramming of the workhouses. Deplorable.

Which character – as performed by Gerard Doyle – was your favorite?

This is a narration and marvelous all.

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

No, I had to listen in small doses.

Any additional comments?

I have told everyone I know about the book.