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  • The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

  • By: Ilan Pappe
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Renowned Israeli historian Ilan Pappe's groundbreaking book revisits the formation of the State of Israel. Between 1947 and 1949, over 400 Palestinian villages were deliberately destroyed, civilians were massacred, and around a million men, women, and children were expelled from their homes at gunpoint. Denied for almost six decades, had it happened today it could only have been called "ethnic cleansing."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very pertinent history

  • By Matt Bewley on 05-28-18

Worst Audio Book Ever!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

I am not even going to refer to the ludicrous allegations that the embittered, delusional Ilan Pappe makes in this attempt at making a name for himself through lies and slander. I want to draw the attention of potential listeners (even and especially those who have sympathy for Pappe's viewpoint), to the absolutely abysmal performance by Paul Boehmer who narrates the book. Why on earth he was selected is a mystery to me. His rather scholarly voice is fine until he reaches the first Hebrew or Arabic word. Butchery is a kind description and he could be forgiven if his ineptitude was consistent, but the man goes on to slaughter the same name in many cases in four or even five versions, each more jarring on the ear than the previous one.
Stay away from this book and this narrator at all costs!

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