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THE HAPPIEST MAN ON EARTH The Beautiful Life of an Auschwitz Survivor

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Raphael Corkhill

Biography & Memoir • 3.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

Narrator Raphael Corkhill channels 100-year-old memoirist Eddie Jaku, sounding as thoroughly aged, German accented, dignified, and spirited as the author. Both author and narrator demonstrate master storytelling skills with pacing and verbal imagery that compel listeners to witness the experiences Jaku lived through. After a patriotic middle- class childhood, he was arrested on Kristallnacht and sent to a Nazi concentration camp. After horrific experiences, he escaped and immigrated to Australia. Jaku's clarity of details and his emotional responses, both in the time and from the distance of time, including his capacity to recognize kindness even in the worst of times, make this Holocaust memoir an instant classic. Corkhill's delivery makes it an exemplary audiobook experience for both adults and older teens. F.M.R.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2022 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2022]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2021

DD ISBN 9780063097711 $17.99

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