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Schindler's List

Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
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Summary

The acclaimed best-selling classic of Holocaust literature, winner of the Booker Prize and the inspiration for the classic film Schindler's List

In the shadow of Auschwitz, a flamboyant German industrialist grew into a living legend to the Jews of Cracow. He was a womaniser, a heavy drinker and a bon viveur, but to them he became a saviour. A stunning novel based on the extraordinary true story of German war profiteer and factory director Oskar Schindler, who came to save more Jews from the gas chambers than any other single person during World War II. 

In this milestone of Holocaust literature, Thomas Keneally, author of Daughter of Mars, uses the actual testimony of the Schindlerjuden - Schindler’s Jews - to brilliantly portray the courage and cunning of a good man in the midst of unspeakable evil.

©2017 Thomas Keneally (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Great story

Loved this version very harrowing at times truly remarkable story. Well read would highly recommend

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Brilliant!

Excellent book very factual and fascinating to listen to, the reader was clear when reading it.

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Michael

A moving indictment of the depth of depravity that some members of the human race are capable but also testimony to the bravery and kindness of an individual.

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Gripping story...and great narration

This is a most moving story, not spoiled by having seen the film in the 90’s; and I’d wonder about the experience of the reader who encountered the material for the first time. Oskar Schindler, speculator and saviour is an undeniable hero who rescues Jews from the Nazi machine at great personal risk, though also carries some ambiguity as a profiteer. Although the dialogue is partly fictionalised, it’s crucial to the flow of this true historical account, and is gripping and compelling. I really enjoyed the novelty of an Australian narrator, appropriate in view of the author and his excellent pronunciation of Polish, Hebrew and German really contributed to the authenticity.

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so much more then just a film

tough topic but very well written so pleased it was written true to the survivors own words and so very well read thank you

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Lest we forget

This was a tough listen not just because of the story but the amount of detail. This is be expected though as it is not a novel but a highly factual account of a very dark time in history. I feel it is a book that needs to be heard/read by all. 'lest we forget'

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A must read

Simply a must read or listen. Trying to build up the courage to watch the film now.

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loved this , sad but most of history is!

loved this and couldn't put it down, history you need to know, some people were born to be heroes.

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Schindler’s List

A sad story which needed to be told. Hard to listen to in some parts but any story concerning the Holocaust will never be an easy listen. Bought as a DD

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outstanding

I was gripped from start to finish. Having watched the film I was interested to see how true to the book it was and wasn't disappointed. Great narration