This is the rare audiobook that combines an extraordinary story with an exceptional performance by the author. Jonathan Freedland captivates the listener from the beginner with a perfect pace and tone. Unlike most books about Holocaust survivors, Freedland's biography of Walter Rosenberg, the first person to escape from Auschwitz, is uplifting, rather than depressing. After his escape with another prisoner, Rosenberg takes the name of Rudolf Verba to help him survive and achieve his goal of revealing to the world the atrocities being committed by the Nazis. Freedland's delivery is perfect by every measure. It's one of the best performances in this genre--and in the ranks of all audiobooks. D.J.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2023]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9780063112384 $27.99
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