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The Boys from Brazil Audiobook

The Boys from Brazil

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Publisher's Summary

The classic thriller of Dr. Josef Mengele's nightmarish plot to restore the Third Reich.

Alive and hiding in South America, the fiendish Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele gathers a group of former colleagues for a horrifying project. Barry Koehler, a young investigative journalist, gets wind of the scheme and informs famed Nazi hunter Yakov Liebermann, but before he can relay the evidence, Koehler is killed.

Thus Ira Levin opens one of the strangest and most masterful novels of his career. Why has Mengele marked a number of harmless aging men for murder? What is the hidden link that binds them? What interest can they possibly hold for their killers: Six former SS men dispatched from South America by the most wanted Nazi still alive, the notorious "Angel of Death"? One man alone must answer these questions and stop the killings - Liebermann, himself aging and thought by some to be losing his grip on reality.

At the heart of The Boys from Brazil lies a frightening contemporary nightmare, chilling and all too possible.

©1976 Ira Levin (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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    W Perry Hall 09-29-15
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    "Nazi Hunter Hounds Angel of Death"

    This thriller is set in 1974 as the fictional Ezra Lieberman, a Nazi hunter based loosely on Simon Wiesenthal, is contacted by a U.S. reporter on the job in Brazil who just heard of a plan by Josef Mengele, infamously called the "Angel of Death," to activate ODESSA (former SS members on the loose in South America) in order to kill 94 men. The only link among the men who have thus far been killed is they were murdered just after reaching age 65; otherwise, they seem to share no common traits.

    The chilling novel tracks Lieberman as he desperately tries to determine the link among the targeted men before more are killed (why does Mengele want these seemingly harmless men dead?) and attempts to track down Mengele.

    While some parts of the novel are dated (mainly because most any SS officer in the Third Reich, if alive, would be near 100 or older), the genetic engineering premise is much more likely than it was in 1976 upon the novel's publication.

    A hearty recommendation for a change from the glutted market and often overlapping scenery of recently-published mystery/suspense novels.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    IHeartShoes 08-27-15
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    "good read"

    I thought the book was good and I'm now excited to watch the movie of the same name.

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    Amazon Customer Summerville, Sc 06-07-17 Member Since 2011
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    "great book I enjoyed it"

    very interesting book to listen to even though it is fiction it is easy to believe its pretense this is an excellent narrator I have listened to many of his narrations of stories I plan to listen to more of the Levine books enjoy

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    John Kenmore, WA, United States 04-20-17
    John Kenmore, WA, United States 04-20-17 Member Since 2003
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    "If you want to be paranoid then read this book."
    If you could sum up The Boys from Brazil in three words, what would they be?

    Believable; Capture; Wonder


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Boys from Brazil?

    Point of origin for the 94 Boys.


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

    None


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    Very good book and much enjoyed. Rapidly paced but with good detail to walk the reader through the various scenes of the book. I highly recommend.

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    Mark Madison, WI, United States 05-24-16
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    Have human beings been cloned? This story either reveals a hidden truth - or spins an entertaining yarn. Great narration and a colorful, well-paced story. I enjoyed it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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