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    This beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov - an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity.

    In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for "tattooist"), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.

    Imprisoned for more than two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism - but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.

    One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her.

    A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful recreation of Lale Sokolov's experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions.

    ©2018 Heather Morris (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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    "Richard Armitage is a superb narrator whose performance here is among his best.... Armitage's performance captures every emotion from fear to trepidation to hope and even to love with understated warmth." (AudioFile)

    "The audio version of this book is a particularly strong marriage of narrator and material. The British actor Richard Armitage uses an impressive variety of actorly tools as he shifts perspective.... He skillfully conveys the cruel, mocking tone that the SS officers and guards often used with prisoners as a way of reinforcing their power. Even when he isn't portraying a specific character, Armitage keeps the listener engaged and alert by modulating his tone, sometimes within individual sentences. At times it seems as if there are two narrators, so often, and ably, does Armitage vary his delivery.... [The author's] compassion for her characters, combined with Armitage's riveting delivery, makes this an immensely satisfying book to listen to, whatever else you might happen to be doing." (The New York Times Book Review)

    "The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an extraordinary document, a story about the extremes of human behavior existing side by side: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love. I find it hard to imagine anyone who would not be drawn in, confronted and moved. I would recommend it unreservedly to anyone, whether they’d read a hundred Holocaust stories or none." (Graeme Simsion, internationally best-selling author of The Rosie Project)  

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    Haunting story, great narration

    Richard Armitage does a brilliant job bringing this story to life. The editing of this audiobook is not perfect, you can often hear where the audio has been cut because the tone kind of changes. I still recommend you give this a go because overall the narration is still amazing. The story is captivating. Don't listen to it when you're feeling down though as it might drag you down even further. I found it took quite an emotional toll on me at times.

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    Gutes Buch, furchtbarer Schnitt des Hörbuchs

    Die Geschichte ist mitreißend. Das englischsprachige Hörbuch hat deutliche Schwächen. Man hört deutlich das "Anstücken" Dabei ändert sich auch häufig grundlos die Lautstärke. Gibt es keine technische Möglichkeit diese Übergänge (teilweise im gleichen Abschnitt/Satz) sanfter zu gestalten ? Ich höre sehr viele Hörbücher, aber so extrem habe ich es noch nicht erlebt. Schade, denn Mr Armitage gibt sich viel Mühe mit Stimmen und Stimmungen