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Prisoner B-3087 Audiobook

Prisoner B-3087

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Publisher's Summary

A gripping novel based on the astonishing true story of a boy who survived 10 concentration camps. Based on the true story by Ruth and Jack Gruener.

Ten concentration camps. Ten different places where you are starved, tortured, and worked mercilessly. It's something no one could imagine surviving. But it is what Yanek Gruener has to face. As a Jewish boy in 1930s Poland, Yanek is at the mercy of the Nazis, who have taken over. Everything he has and everyone he loves have been snatched brutally from him. And then Yanek himself is taken prisoner - his arm tattooed with the words PRISONER B-3087. He is forced from one nightmarish concentration camp to another as World War II rages all around him. He encounters evil he could have never imagined but also sees surprising glimpses of hope amid the horror. He just barely escapes death only to confront it again seconds later. Can Yanek make it through the terror without losing his hope, his will - and, most of all, his sense of who he really is inside?

©2013 Alan Gratz (P)2015 Scholastic Inc.

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    Jim "The Impatient" 01-08-17 Member Since 2016

    My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.

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    "Disturbing Good Story"

    YOU COME IN THROUGH THE FRONT GATE, BUT THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGH THE CHIMNEY.
    Words can not express how good this book was or how important for people of all ages to listen to. The story is based on a real person. In the afterword the author mentions that he wrote some things that did not happen to this boy, but did happen to others. This boy did survive nine different concentration camps. At times I think we are too civilized for this type of thing to happen in modern times and than I turn on the news and hear about a man going to a black church and killing nine people in order to start a race war. I see what happens in Syria and the refugees, plus more. We must stay vigilante, this sort of hatred could happen again, right here in America. This book will grab you by the throat and not let up until it is over.

    PASS THE SALT

    34 of 36 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly S Mcfadden 09-16-16
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    "LOVE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL KIDS"
    Would you listen to Prisoner B-3087 again? Why?

    YES I love this book. I use this audio for the classroom. The kids like it a lot. Allows them time to focus on the events without trying to struggle through vocabulary in some chapters. We use it about every other chapter.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Prisoner B-3087?

    Uncle Moshe' being killed. Such a disappointment. Also the Allies rescuing those prisoners after so long in the concentration camps.<br/>


    What about Steven Kaplan’s performance did you like?

    Tone and accent


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

    No, but I think in a normal setting you might


    Any additional comments?

    Lots of opportunity for follow up research with this book and research as you read.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-05-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Great Summary of Nazi Concentration Camps"

    This book is a great summary of what the Jews (and others) endured during the holocaust. The author admits to fabricating some of the circumstances so that the reader can gain even more of a window into the truths of those situations. With that said, it's the truly remarkable moments in Jacks (the main character) experiences that are factual anyway.

    The audio performance is magnificent with accents and solid overall performance to keep you engaged.

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    lee 06-23-17
    lee 06-23-17 Member Since 2015
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    "This book choked me"

    There were times when I was choking up holding back tears on the train whilst reading this book. I have a new hero, for the protagonist you will read about but also for every Jewish person who suffered any loss by the Germans. Terrible truth, great read

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    Amazon Customer 08-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great story"

    I've already read this story twice, and now for the third time I reading it🙂 this is one one of the besst stories I've ever read. nice job

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    Denise Entzminger Aiea, HI 03-28-16
    Denise Entzminger Aiea, HI 03-28-16

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    "It made me weep for the families that endured this"

    I wept for the families while I cheered his endurance and strength. I hope we learn acceptance and embrace diversity.

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    Amayah 03-12-16
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    "wonderful"

    amazing book couldnt stop listening to it ♥it so I would recommend this book for u

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    manmuzic 01-15-16
    manmuzic 01-15-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Dr. Halbert"

    A great read. Students need to know on their level what happened during that time. African Americans are not the only ones who have suffered. I couldn't wait till the end.

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    angie 05-01-17
    angie 05-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "GREAT !! Touching , pulled my heart strings ,"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Prisoner B-3087 to be better than the print version?

    Yes and no i love both , i am able to listen to story and do my work at the same time , i love it ,


    What did you like best about this story?

    ALL the details and how i can really see that the picture of it all and almost build a painting in my head . As if its a movie .


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

    The voice , the passion the , oh my gosh what is going to happen next, i have read the book myself but its different , i can hear his voice his soul.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I would tag it under a heart string , its real , Passion , so much soul , you will love it and want to watch it again and this movie would leave you in aww and that you can use it in the classroom.


    Any additional comments?

    I love it !!!!!!!!!!! 5 stars .

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    "Amazing"

    I listen to all of it in just over two days I could not stop

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