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by | Read by Grover Gardner

Fiction • 39 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

Whenever a book is released that fictionalizes the Holocaust, the question arises: Why? However, when a novel like Jonathan Littell's THE KINDLY ONES is released, it’s easy to understand why. Littell's novel about a fictional Nazi officer and his life during and after WWII is a compelling and, at times, tedious work. Grover Gardner's narration is magnificent—he gives a performance as stunning as the writing. The content is frequently gruesome, especially in some of the earlier scenes, and it takes a special reader like Gardner to transcend any repulsion while conveying the brutality of the plot and its characters. Although the answer to the question "why" is clear, with a work of more than 39 hours, at times the listener still must wonder: Why so long? D.J.S. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2009]



Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2009

CS ISBN Part A/ 9781-4332-7915-7 Part B/ 9781-4332-8767-1 $175.90 • Twenty-nine cassettes

CD ISBN 9781433279164 $159.00 • Thirty-one CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781-4332-7919-5 $44.96 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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