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  • The One Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Andrew Gross
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,576
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,565

It's 1944. Physics professor Alfred Mendel and his family are trying to flee Paris when they are caught and forced onto a train along with thousands of other Jewish families. At the other end of the long, torturous train ride, Alfred is separated from his family and sent to the men's camp, where all of his belongings are tossed on a roaring fire. His books, his papers, his life's work. The Nazis have no idea what they have just destroyed. And without that physical record, Alfred is one of only two people in the world with his particular knowledge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You gotta have a STRONG stomach.

  • By Richard Delman on 09-22-16

This story is so good, it hurts

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-29-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I knew the ending, but the journey kept me on an emotional roller coaster. This is a spy novel,and a love story. This story is about the worst of mankind and the best of man.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

His story is like riding Space Mountain at Disney World. You are in the dark about the next the twists and turns, you end up being turned every way but loose.

Have you listened to any of Edoardo Ballerini’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first time I've listened to his work. He reflected a voice change as needed, but kept tone that was easy on the ear.

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

I wanted to punch Andrew Gross in the mouth. His writings have matured over the years.
This was such a gut wrenching thriller, I will think twice before I start his next book. He wears the reader out emotionally.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Blue Heaven

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 980
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 648
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651

A 12-year-old girl and her younger brother go on the run in the woods of northern Idaho, pursued by four men they have just watched commit murder - four men who know exactly who the children are, and where their desperate mother is waiting patiently by the phone for news of her children's fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Mystery

  • By Holly Helscher on 04-08-09

A trend emerges

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-09

This story grabs you early and does not let go until the last word. If you love the life outdoors and an individual pursuit of an honest living, C.J. Box delivers. Characters have situations you could imagine yourself in the same struggles.
The author continues to reveal his love of family and childred in his books.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful