Library Ed. Recorded Books 2009
CS ISBN 9781436170079 $92.75 Eleven cassettes
CD ISBN 9781436170086 $123.75 Eleven CDs
The infamous Nazi killer of Jews, Adolf Eichmann, escaped the war trials after WWII and hid himself in Argentina. The secret Israeli police, the Mossad, located him, and this account of the operation to kidnap and return him for trial in Israel should be rated as an audio thriller. Paul Hecht narrates it as such, keeping himself in the background and letting the suspense and twists of fate engage his listeners. His tone remains deep and aloof, adding to the tension as the action meets unplanned obstacles. Hecht uses only his normal speaking voice, pronouncing the many German and Spanish names like a native speaker. The detailed account of this important event qualifies as a worthwhile addition to the growing body of Holocaust literature. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2009]
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