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by Humphrey Bower,Thomas Keneally


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Thomas Keneally (Author), Humphrey Bower (Reader)

Thomas Keneally (Author), Humphrey Bower (Reader). I recommend this book and everything Keneally has written. I have, for many years believed Thomas Keneally deserves consideration for the Nobel Prize; this book is confirmation of that belief. 17 people found this helpful.

Also by Thomas Keneally. She gave the sort of smile I would get used to from people who had been under Oskar Schindler’s control in one or other of his two Second World War camps. The smile of those somewhat baffled by a phenomenon. In memory of Leopold Page, 2001, and to the continued health of Ludmila (Misia) Page.

2/5: Poldek and Thomas set out to meet the Australian and American Schindlerjuden, the Jews saved by Oskar.

By the time I walked into Poldek’s store I had, through being published in the United Kingdom and the United States, something of what was called a cult following, and of course, ambition still burned and I selfishly yearned for more. Only as an older writer would I ask, Who, what god, what destiny, ever guaranteed that someone who came from Homebush on the earth’s left buttock would grow up to write something people tolerated reading? I considered the arrival of Schindler’s tale to be part of the sequence of that good fortune.

Schindler's Ark is a Booker Prize-winning non-fiction novel published in 1982 by Australian novelist Thomas Keneally

Schindler's Ark is a Booker Prize-winning non-fiction novel published in 1982 by Australian novelist Thomas Keneally. The novel was also awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction in 1983. The book tells the story of Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi Party who becomes an unlikely hero by saving the lives of 1,100 Polish Jews during the Holocaust

On its face, the book sounds self-serving, but the listener quickly discovers that it’s a journey of self-exploration and inspiration. Narrator Humphrey Bower captures the joy, curiosity, and passion that overwhelmed Keneally as he discovered Oskar Schindler and the many people on his "list. This is a story about personalities, and Bower succeeds by imbuing each with a life.

On its face, the book sounds self-serving, but the listener quickly discovers that it's a journey of self-exploration and inspiration.

Looking down the slope I could see each day, from the pool table on which I spread all the documents, surfboard riders born long after the cataclysm, children to whom Hitler was a mere rumor.

There was also that certain obsession from which writers suffer-that somehow the world needs to hear this story

Narrator Humphrey Bower captures the joy, curiosity, and passion that overwhelmed Keneally as he discovered Oskar Schindler and the many people on his "list"

On its face, the book sounds self-serving, but the listener quickly discovers that it's a journey of self-exploration and inspiration. Narrator Humphrey Bower captures the joy, curiosity, and passion that overwhelmed Keneally as he discovered Oskar Schindler and the many people on his "list".

Schindler's List is probably the best-known book and film about the Holocaust. By Peter Lewis for MailOnline Updated: 12:26 GMT, 6 November 2008.

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Comments: (7)

Perongafa
This book is a biography/documentary review of how Schindler's List came about. The author tells the story how he met one of the Holocaust survivors by the name of Poldek in a luggage store in Beverly Hills, CA one day while visiting from Australia. From here, the story begins and would lead the author on research mission that would span years. The author then tells how the book was transitioned into the film by Spielberg which took around another decade after the book was first published. It was an interesting backstory and if I were to return to Krakow and Auschwitz I would visit some of the same areas which the author writes about. It is a nice and easy read prior to visiting these areas.
Aedem
Interesting to read Keneally's background work behind his most famous book.
The level of detail he went into is amazing and beyond what most authors could do without a fat advance from the publisher.
Also he gives credit to others involved in the book.
Good read.
ZloyGenii
A must read to understand the Schindler story
Zeus Wooden
Tom Keneally's apparent openness & honesty made this book a page turner. I have not read any of his other books, but certainly plan to now. His breadth of subject material & desire to bring hue truth in a readable format is outstanding.
Yayrel
It was a very interesting insight to how a powerful novel is written. I read this before reading Schindlers Ark and was glad I did. Tom Keneally really researched the novel before writing about it. But to see what lengths a great writer goes to get as much fact right is truly incredible. Really worth reading.
Nalmetus
I like the book.
Yozshubei
For those who loved the film Schindler's list this is a must read/hear. It is Keneally's own story of how he came across the story of Schindler. It fills in much of the background, and not having read Schindler's List/Ark, I really enjoyed this. The book also covers the story of the film being made - another fascinating drama in itself.

I listened to the audiobook and thoroughly enjoyed the brilliant narration - the reader does many of the accents of the characters from different nationalities. I listened to it on holiday and found it hard to put down - often wandering around the cottage with my iPod - stopping and replaying bits for my wife to listen to. The 9 hours certainly didn't seem like it.

The story of Schindler itself is fascinating, but Keneally lost this listeners interest for a while when he digressed into his own life as an English Professor in the gap between the book coming out and the film being made. In some ways the book seems to forget if it is the story of the search for Schindler, or the story of Thomas Keneally.

But in the overall context of such a great and fascinating story, this is a minor gripe (although it costs him a star)

I would almost recommend the audio version (bar the price) above the written version for the narrator's ability.
Searching for Schindler download epub
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Author: Humphrey Bower,Thomas Keneally
ISBN: 1921415126
Category: History
Subcategory: World
Language: English
Publisher: Bolinda Audio (June 30, 2008)