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Denial [Movie Tie-in] Audiobook

Denial [Movie Tie-in]: Holocaust History on Trial

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Publisher's Summary

In her acclaimed 1993 book, Denying the Holocaust, Deborah Lipstadt called David Irving, a prolific writer of books on World War II, "one of the most dangerous spokespersons for Holocaust denial". The following year, after Lipstadt's book was published in the United Kingdom, Irving led a libel suit against Lipstadt and her publisher. She prepared her defense with the help of a first-rate team of solicitors, historians, and experts, and a dramatic trial unfolded.

Denial, previously published as History on Trial, is Lipstadt's riveting, blow-by-blow account of this singular legal battle, which resulted in a formal denunciation of a Holocaust denier that crippled the movement for years to come. Lipstadt's victory was proclaimed on the front page of major newspapers around the world, such as The Times (UK), which declared that "history has had its day in court and scored a crushing victory".

©2005 Deborah E. Lipstadt. Introduction 2005 Anthony Lewis. Foreword 2016 David Hare. (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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    S. Moorcroft London UK 26/09/2016
    S. Moorcroft London UK 26/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Justice History and the Law"

    An extremely thorough description of Lipstadt's defence of the defamation case brought against her by Holocaust denier David Irving. Even though the verdict is now a mattter of historical record she manages to capture the tension and uncertainty she experienced as the trial proceeded. A thoroughly bad man Irving exposes himself as much as the defence team reveal is lies, bigotory and grotesque inhumanity.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dallas Winston 9 East Yorkshire 02/06/2017
    Dallas Winston 9 East Yorkshire 02/06/2017 Member Since 2017

    Audiobooks are life.

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    "Theory vs Fact. History in court."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Denial [Movie Tie-in] to be better than the print version?

    Yes, as a read there may have been times I gave up on it. As a audiobook I felt it flowed more.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The whole defence team, Lipstadt especially. I felt she highlight how the case affected her life and career,as well as expressing how important the case was to the communities she belong to; Jewish, historian etc


    Have you listened to any of Kate Udall’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No. But she was perfect for the material, formal yet humane.


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

    Shocked by the whole reviewist approach. Encouraged by Lipstadt's resolve.


    Any additional comments?

    I've always loved a good conspiracy theory. This book however has ingrained in me the importance of fact based decision making.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    R. Uduwerage-Perera UK 10/03/2017
    R. Uduwerage-Perera UK 10/03/2017 Member Since 2009

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    "Deborah E. Lipstadt's heroic defence of the truth"
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    Deborah E. Lipstadt's heroic defence of the truth deserves the five star response, and especially so as we are currently living in troubling times when the Far/Alt Right are on the rise again as if the history of humanity has never been heard and learnt.<br/><br/>Holocaust Deniers and Revisionists such as David Irving need to be called out at every opportunity for unless challenged their warped version of history becomes an acceptable truth, and therefore normalises intolerance.

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    Lynne Sesel 16/06/2017
    Lynne Sesel 16/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Brilliant !"

    An amazing book, of great value. Could not stop listening. Up all night to Finnish this. Brilliant barrister and the court case was totally engrossing.

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    Ovekat Exeter, Devon United Kingdom 12/04/2017
    Ovekat Exeter, Devon United Kingdom 12/04/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "The Deeply Dislikeable David Irving on trial."
    What made the experience of listening to Denial [Movie Tie-in] the most enjoyable?

    It is incredible that the likes of David Irving can still deny the Holocaust and the death of six million Jews after the mountain of evidence, film and first hand accounts to the contrary.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Denial [Movie Tie-in]?

    How David Irving's dishonest representation of events was unmasked.


    Have you listened to any of Kate Udall’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Not listened to Kate Udall before.


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

    What moved me was the emotional anguish involved in reducing David Irving's version of the Holocaust to banal fiction.


    Any additional comments?

    Superb narrative with gripping courtroom drama rarely found in a non-fiction work. Well worth the time spent listening.

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    Christine 26/02/2017
    Christine 26/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Really did not like the narration"

    Although the content of this book was fascinating and sometimes a grim insight into the deniers mind, I found the stilted narration robotic. It was another trial to just try and zone out the inappropriate pauses & staccato speech and concentrate on the conte

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  • Tammy
    06/01/17
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    "All hail victory for Lipstadt."

    To think people like Irving exist sickens me. To begin to comprehend what D.L. had to go through is strengthening. What a struggle to go through that & still have people look down on you. Not I & this book enlightened me to her positive outlook & never give up attitude. Tell the truth & it shall set you free. Read this book & different perspectives unfold before you into a Web of insanity that plays out in a court system so different from ours in the US.
    I enjoyed learning the depth of the facts of this case & truly both sides at that.
    well told piece of history.
    Well read, but the pauses in mid sentence started to irk me. perhaps it was to assist in the language impact or just the reader. Regardless it's well told enough to be able to look past it & continue to the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • M. Nora
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    23/04/17
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    "Educational account"

    Educational listening. Interesting to hear about the Trump-style antics of Mr. D. Irving and racist propaganda networks. However, the trial arguments and exchanges don't work well for an audio book. This not a literary masterpiece or a psychological or sociological analysis but the account of a notorious case in the trial. I miss a deeper understanding of the social pathology that people like Irving stands for.

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  • Victor
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    05/02/17
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    "The world isn't changing ."

    This true event reminds me that for inapparent reasons, it appears necessary for groups of people to hate another group, to belittle, demean and sometimes kill the either singly or in small (re: Quebec mosque attack in February 2017) or very large (World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001) groups. It is a terrible commentary on human nature.
    As for the book itself, it opens up the shadowy world of the Holocaust denier. It is well written but tends to go on too long and in too much detail on the day to day happenings of the trial. The emotional state of the players is well characterized. It was very hard to put it down.
    The performance was superb.
    I highly recommend this tome but make sure you have a strong stomach and maybe a box of tissues.

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  • cryan
    20/01/17
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    "Amazing!"

    Loved it! Had a hard time putting it down. Worth every second. Need to listen to more than once to grasp everything!

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  • William
    Brightwood, Virginia, United States
    25/11/16
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    "Outstanding"

    I could never understand even the existence of holocaust denial. Liebstadt's book and her heroic defense is truly educational and monumental in defeating not just Irving but all Holocaust deniers whether they accept that or not. Nicely narrated and well written.

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  • Rachel Baird
    19/10/16
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    "A must read"

    This book is fascinating. I think Holocaust denial is very interesting and I loved being able to read a book that laid out the biggest arguments for Holocaust denial and how those arguments are met and addressed through historical fact and testimony.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robert
    18/09/16
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    "A lawyer's procedural"

    It's like the second half of "Law & Order." I now understand what Oscar Wilde faced in the 1890's. Odd that British law had not advanced since then. Here's a team that literally beat the system, but it still took a massive effort.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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