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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Selling Hitler by Robert Harris, read by David Rintoul.

Spring 1983: it seemed that one of the most startling discoveries of the century had been made and that one of the world's most sought after documents had finally come to light - the private diaries of Adolf Hitler. What followed was a fiasco of fakery, greed, the duping of experts, and the exchange of extraordinary sums of money for worldwide publishing rights. But that was just the beginning of the story....

©1986 Robert Harris (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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The Hitler Diaries

This is a detailed account of the fabricated Hitler Diaries; how and why they were produced, how the German publisher Stern was deceived into buying the fake diaries, and finally how the world's press reacted to the publication of these diaries and what happened to perpetrators of this fraud

The book does show how such a fraud was possible, in spite of all the potential forensic evidence that eventually revealed as such but was ignored initially. The fixation of certain people with things claimed to be Hitler and Natzi in origin, made those people gullible and willing to spend large amounts of money for basically fake goods.

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  • C I H
  • Bath, United Kingdom
  • 20-06-18

An excellent overview of an intriguing story.

David Rintoul brings the words to life a masterpiece of story narration, Robert Harris takes the listener through a complicated and compelling journey gathering the myriad strands of intrigue and events that demonstrate the human frailty of money, greed and avarice, an excellent storyline delivered simply.

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  • John
  • Westhill, United Kingdom
  • 17-08-18

Not Quiet What I Expected

Sold as a "new" Robert Harris, it dates back decades and is really a work from his journalistic days and really is more non-fiction. Good enough but not what I have come to regard Harris for.

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What a surprise

Stick with it. I just got more and more into it. Bit difficult to follow all the names but we'll worth persevering. Incredible story which if you've been involved in any type of corporate ego or politics it will be very familiar. Another great Robert Harris book

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A tangled web.

David Rintoul, as always, narrates well.
This is an almost unbelievable tale of the darker side of human nature. Fuelled by perverse obsessions with the evil of Nazism and the greed of journalists and publishers in search of lucrative sales of sensational stories, an outrageous con fools both the gullible and the cynical for a prolonged period. Few want to investigate the authenticity of this fraud/forgery, for their own reasons. The banality of the spurious diary’s contents is no deterrent- either it’s sacrosanct for Hitler worshippers (anything he said must be profound) or it’s going to be such a good money-spinner, or boost to academic acclaim, that those drawn into the net lose all sense of judgment.
Harris’s book was published years back but the audiobook is recent, and worth hearing. perhaps even more relevant today with the alarming rise of extreme right visibility. When the US President thinks Nazis could be nice people...

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  • Mr
  • 19-07-18

you life is to short to listen to this book.

This is the most boring book I have ever listened to. However with that being said knowing once you have listened to it that you will never need to inflict this torture on yourself again can only be described as pure relief.

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