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THE LANGUAGE OF THIEVES My Family's Obsession with a Secret Code the Nazis Tried to Eliminate

by | Read by Qarie Marshall

History • 7.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

Language impacts the world in so many ways, and in this audiobook listeners will discover how a secret language known as Rotwelsch led author Martin Puchner to discover his sordid family history. In audio, a book about language can be more powerful than its printed version, but will succeed only when, as here, the narrator delivers the words with a casual confidence that lends credibility to every word. Whether speaking Yiddish, Rotwelsch, or another language, Qarie Marshall reads flawlessly. The audiobook, complex yet never boring, raises troubling issues, including the Nazi allegiance of close family members. Marshall's delivery reflects the work well. His style is direct, yet he excels in those moments that reveal Puchner's emotional turmoil, such as when he discovers family secrets best left hidden. D.J.S. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2021]

Trade Ed. • Dreamscape • 2020

CD ISBN 9781662038488 $49.99 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781662040887 $22.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781662040283 $24.99

 

Library Ed. • Dreamscape • 2021

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