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The Auschwitz Escape Audiobook

The Auschwitz Escape

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A terrible darkness has fallen upon Jacob Weisz’s beloved Germany. The Nazi regime, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, has surged to power and now hold Germany by the throat. All non-Aryans - especially Jews like Jacob and his family - are treated like dogs.

When tragedy strikes during one terrible night of violence, Jacob flees and joins rebel forces working to undermine the regime. But after a raid goes horribly wrong, Jacob finds himself in a living nightmare - trapped in a crowded, stinking car on the train to the Auschwitz death camp.

As World War II rages and Hitler begins implementing his "final solution" to systematically and ruthlessly exterminate the Jewish people, Jacob must rely on his wits and a God he’s not sure he believes in to somehow escape from Auschwitz and alert the world to the Nazi’s atrocities before Fascism overtakes all of Europe. The fate of millions hangs in the balance.

©2014 Joel C. Rosenberg (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Kelly Colorado Springs 08-31-16
    Kelly Colorado Springs 08-31-16 Member Since 2016

    Reading allows me to travel through time; to visit the world's unique and stunning places. To become somebody I am not... It is glorious.

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    "A Chilling & Deeply Thought-Provoking Story."

    I really liked this book and listened to it in its entirety in two sittings. It is a deeply moving story set in a tragic and chilling period of this world's history. The protagonist is a young German Jew named Jacob who finds himself a prisoner in Auschwitz and Birkenau. Because most of the book takes place within the walls of the prison complex it takes a serious peek into the life of those held there. It allows the reader to reflect on the harrowing lives of the men and women imprisoned there, the disgusting behaviors of some very evil men, and the frightful display of human obscenity. This book serves as a reminder to look deeply at others, to think and act with love and respect, to refrain from judgment. This book serves as a reminder that dark and ignorant thought leads to angry, thoughtless, and wrong words which often provoke worse behaviors. That each step towards hatred and prejudice makes the following step look more acceptable instead of more horrendous. And eventually holocausts occur while others ignore it. This has happened many times and will likely happen again. Perhaps if more of us read books like this one regularly we could prevent future holocausts.

    Christopher Lane embodies Jacob. He provides Jacob with a unique voice. He allows Jacob to be innocent and yet angry, intelligent and let judgmental. He allows Jacob to sound frightened when appropriate, sympathetic when the character would have been sympathetic, and shocked, angry and lost when he finds himself living in the horrific world of Auschwitz. He takes Mr Rosenberg's words and gives them life. Truly excellent narration.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Joel Sheboygan, WI, United States 03-26-14
    Joel Sheboygan, WI, United States 03-26-14 Member Since 2016
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    "A heart warming read."
    If you could sum up The Auschwitz Escape in three words, what would they be?

    Great true story.


    What other book might you compare The Auschwitz Escape to and why?

    None that I can think of. Probably why its a great read or listen. The Narrator was great. He truly brought the book to life.


    Which character – as performed by Christopher Lane – was your favorite?

    Jacob


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

    This book brought me as close to tears as i have been in years, and not all of it was sad. It had a wonderful ending.


    Any additional comments?

    Any Christian looking for a truly powerful read this is your book. In fact you do not need to be a Christian to enjoy the wonderful story telling in this book.

    25 of 35 people found this review helpful
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    mgrabens Chicago, IL 01-22-17
    mgrabens Chicago, IL 01-22-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Questionable accuracy and dicey performance"

    Really disliked this. The basics for the background were not there and the narrator was not the best at multiple voices. Hard to finish

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    naomi 10-13-16
    naomi 10-13-16 Member Since 2011
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    "there are much better books of its type"
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    no, because the story was composed of stereotypical characters . sometimes I felt that the author had a check list of events that had to take place.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    LeahP 10-07-16
    LeahP 10-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    It was alright. Worth the read, but I never really felt engrossed in the story. I guess it wasn't very engaging for me. It felt kind of shallow and written at an arm's-length from reality. I really didn't love the narrator, but it didn't ruin it for me. His attempts at all the different accents felt contrived instead of helpful. Just eh....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lance A. Andrewsen 05-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "What an awesome book to inspire and sober"
    What did you love best about The Auschwitz Escape?

    The performance is amazing with all the European accents he did. Excellent! The details in the story brought the Auschwitz experience to life and was very sobering to ponder. I loved that it was based on many facts and real events, yet the story was very captivating.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jean-luc. He was such a good man. An example for all of us.


    What does Christopher Lane bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He did a fantastic job with the voices and brought the characters to life.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were too many.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Joel Rosenberg's writing and have read many of his books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John 01-24-16
    John 01-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Moving, disturbing, necessary."

    My first audio book in 20 years. Picked up as part of my Read Harder 2016 Challenge, listen to an audiobook that has won an Audie Award.

    Christopher Lane narrated wonderfully. His ability to bring each character to life through voice was excellent.

    The story itself is based on one of the most disturbing chapters in human history and Joel Rosenberg retold the story in a manner that was very credible and moving.

    This book is one of my top 10 favorites.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Erika Subieta Delray Beach 12-27-15
    Erika Subieta Delray Beach 12-27-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Superb!"
    Would you listen to The Auschwitz Escape again? Why?

    I would definitely read the print version as it is a very long and complex novel that requires focus.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Abby and Jean-Luc


    Any additional comments?

    It was a moving and extremely well told story. With complex stories, I typically prefer to read them as oppose to listen as it is sometimes hard to capture all the details and developments when I am driving or cleaning; however the performance of this audio was stellar.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    T. Fredette USA 11-11-15
    T. Fredette USA 11-11-15 Member Since 2016
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    "One of the best Holocost books I've ever read."
    What made the experience of listening to The Auschwitz Escape the most enjoyable?

    It wasn't enjoyable, it was riviting.


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

    Somewhat, especially at the farm house.


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

    I don't think so.


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

    Um...no. It's over 14 hours long! That would be a darn long sitting!


    Any additional comments?

    What a great story!! And it shows the shameful attitude the world took even when confronted by proof of Nazi atrocities.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gayle Young 10-13-15
    Gayle Young 10-13-15
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    "Compelling story of an awful time"

    I had never read much about the concentration camps in Germany during World War II. This book was a good way to enter that horrible time as it was clearly written (though fictionalized history) but saved the reader from graphic, horrific details. What was recounted left the imagination open to fill in details of the mind blowing hatred that was left unspoken. I loved the thread of Hope that Rosenberg wove throughout the story. I highly recommend this book and I particularly enjoyed the audio version.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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