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Andy Round

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  • The Auschwitz Volunteer

  • Beyond Bravery
  • By: Jarek Garlinski (translator), Witold Pilecki
  • Narrated by: Marek Probosz, Jarek Garlinski, Ken Kliban, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

In 1940, the Polish Underground wanted to know what was happening inside the recently opened Auschwitz concentration camp. Polish army officer Witold Pilecki volunteered to be arrested by the Germans and report from inside the camp. His intelligence reports, smuggled out in 1941, were among the first eyewitness accounts of Auschwitz atrocities: the extermination of Soviet POWs, its function as a camp for Polish political prisoners, and the "final solution" for Jews. Pilecki received brutal treatment until he escaped in April 1943; soon after, he wrote a brief report....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spine chilling stuff

  • By katie on 08-07-16

Riveting

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Reviewed: 13-03-18

A very well written account of a man's personal survival in a world of darkness

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Auschwitz #34207

  • The Joe Rubinstein Story
  • By: Nancy Sprowell Geise
  • Narrated by: Richard Rieman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Shortly before dawn on a frigid morning in Radom, Poland, twenty-one year-old Joe answered a knock at the door of the cottage he shared with his widowed mother and siblings. German soldiers forced him onto a crowded open-air truck. Wearing only an undershirt and shorts, Joe was left on the truck with no protection from the cold. By the next morning, several around him would be dead. From there, things got worse for young Joe, much worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Follow your dreams

  • By Andy Round on 22-02-18

Follow your dreams

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Reviewed: 22-02-18

A lovely story, well written, well researched. Tense, and gripping in places. Enjoyable
'L Haim'

  • Our Crime Was Being Jewish

  • Hundreds of Holocaust Survivors Tell Their Stories
  • By: Anthony S. Pitch
  • Narrated by: Malk Williams, Fenella Fudge
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
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    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Our Crime Was Being Jewish contains 576 vivid memories of 358 Holocaust survivors. These are the true, insider stories of victims, told in their own words. They include the experiences of teenagers who saw their parents and siblings sent to the gas chambers; of starving children beaten for trying to steal a morsel of food; of people who saw their friends commit suicide to save themselves from the daily agony they endured.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The German death camps and the survivors stories.

  • By John Lake on 16-12-15

Not the best if audible books on this subject

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-02-18

Although I have read many books on thus topic, unfortunately I found this difficult to follow

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Operation Mincemeat

  • The True Spy Story that Changed the Course of World War II
  • By: Ben Macintyre
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485

From the best-selling author of Agent Zigzag, the thrilling true story of the greatest and most successful wartime deception ever attempted. One April morning in 1943, a sardine fisherman spotted the corpse of a British solder floating in the sea off the coast of Spain and set in train a course of events that would change the course of the Second World War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just Brilliant

  • By Brian on 11-03-12

Gripping..

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Reviewed: 07-02-18

A Fascinating Account of deception, cloak and dagger, although somewhat repetitive in places, and tended to sidetrack from the main story line. But nonetheless a brilliant story..Very Enjoyable!!

  • The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz

  • A True Story of World War II
  • By: Denis Avey, Rob Broomby
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

Here is the extraordinary true story of a British soldier who marched willingly into Buna-Monowitz, the concentration camp known as Auschwitz III. In the summer of 1944, Denis Avey was being held in a POW labour camp, E715, near Auschwitz III. He had heard of the brutality meted out to the prisoners there and he was determined to witness what he could. He hatched a plan to swap places with a Jewish inmate and smuggled himself into his sector of the camp.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Man's inhumanity to man.

  • By Craig on 18-08-11

"L Chaim"

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Reviewed: 01-02-18

A very interesting visit into the mind of a man who believed in himself. Fascinating

  • The Children's House of Belsen

  • By: Hetty E. Verolme
  • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 86
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 73

Hetty’s family was torn apart following the German invasion of the Netherlands. Rounded up by the Nazis and then separated from their parents, Hetty and her brothers were sent to the Children’s House, within Belsen concentration camp. As one of the eldest, Hetty became the ‘Little Mother’, helping to care for not only her siblings, but the other children as well.In a direct and powerful style, Hetty recalls one of the remarkable, largely untold stories of the Holocaust – the extraordinary struggle and survival of this group of children through those terrible years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart-breaking!

  • By Ian on 26-08-16

"L'Chaim"

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Reviewed: 30-01-18

An absolutely remarkable story of survival thank you for sharing your experience with the world