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It was a time of crisis, a time of tragedy - and a time of transcendent courage and determination. Leon Uris’s blazing novel is set in the midst of the ghetto uprising that defied Nazi tyranny, as the Jews of Warsaw boldly met Wehrmacht tanks with homemade weapons and bare fists. Here, painted on a canvas as broad as its subject matter, is the compelling story of one of the most heroic struggles of modern times.

©1961 Leon M. Uris (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Powerful and Moving

This book is a thought provoking powerful tale of bravery and honour in the face of severe unwavering persecution of a People, it is a book I read many many years ago many times and I never fail to be moved by the story and characters within. This audio version is paced beautifully and acted well. It is well worth your time and trouble to read or listen to.

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A most wonderful story.

A very moving book. Very compelling. I will definitely listen again. Thoroughly recommend. I intend to purchase the book too.

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Great story, poor reader

I love the detail woven into Leon Uris' stories, but why chose someone who knows the words but cannot read. Ruined a great book.

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  • Shmuel M
  • 13-05-18

True Heroism

This bestseller historic fiction novel by Leon Uris tells the heroic struggle of the Jews of the Warsaw ghetto. There were various groups that comprised the Jews of Warsaw. There were the Jews of the Judenrat, those charged with organizing into Jewish councils who favored complying with Nazi "directives" hoping that there was a trace of humanity beneath their barbaric and murderous decrees and that things would eventually improve. There were the religious Jews who hoped that the faith that allowed them to survive two millenia in the diaspora would sustain them. There were the rebels who favored resistance and struggle. Eventually all the groups came to realize that the Nazi plans were directed not just at subjugation but elimination of the Jews. A handful of non -Jews were also present that joined in the struggle to keep alive the memory of the heroic Jews who decided to fight back against the Nazi beasts. Mixed in are a couple of love stories which in my opinion were of marginal added value. Hence 4 stars rather than 5 David de Vries is a talented narrator who brings the story to life. Overall an excellent listen.

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  • Kitty
  • 22-10-19

read this book when it was first published.

i read this book when it first came out. this book came alive with audible.

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  • Marcus
  • 17-06-19

Best of Uris?

In my view this is the Best one of Uris books. Read it a long time ago and now listened. I eas not disappointed.

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  • tonydinardo@earthlink.net
  • 12-05-19

A documented revolt against tyranny

Finally, a story of the holocaust that has a suitable ending. Excellent story telling. You feel the characters and there are plenty to feel. I listened to this book twice in a row (45 hours) and was glad of it. The second time I was able to give the characters the wholeness that better positioned me to the necessary end. I would have like an ending autobiographical paragraph or two depicting the final days to the all characters.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-04-19

Masterpiece

A compelling story, my first introduction to the Holocaust when I was in high school. 40 years and thousands of books later, this one has stood the test of time as one that has stayed with me. What a pleasure to reread it as an adult. Highly highly recommend.

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  • Abel Rodriguez
  • 09-11-20

fascism and it's consequences of hate.

A praise of the Holocaust victims, their struggle to survive and to resist the actions of the fascist birds, and the complicit indifference of others.

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  • William C. Butcher
  • 28-09-20

courage personified

Those who find such fault in society should read this story of suffering and courage

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  • Matt Mendillo
  • 30-10-19

Masterpiece

Such a thrilling ride, some of the characters were to cartoonish, however overall an amazing book.

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  • Drina
  • 01-04-19

UNBALANCED

Good story about an horrific time but there never was a "bad Jew" or a "good Christian". A bit more balance would have been nice. Npt everyone wanted to be a Zionist, some just wanted justice in their country of birth and for that should not have been so vilified. Andre was particularly obnoxious and could not see the terrible position into which the Judenrat had been forced. Having read and admired this book in my teens, I was surprised at the tone some 60 years later.

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  • Patricia A. Case
  • 14-03-19

Favorite

This was the first time listening to this book. It brought all the characters to life more so than reading. I have read this book a couple of times over the paste 30 years. It ties with the book “Beloved Infidel” by Sheila Graham.