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Dawn (Unabriged)

Written by: Elie Wiesel
Narrated by: George Guidall
Series: Night Trilogy, Book 2
Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins

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Publisher's Summary

With the coming of dawn is the coming of death for a captured English officer in British-controlled Palestine. Elisha, a young Israeli freedom fighter, is his executioner. Ordered to kill the officer in reprisal for Britain's execution of a Jewish prisoner, Elisha thinks about his past, a sorrowful memory of the nightmare of Nazi death camps. As the only surviving member of his family, he dreamt of a wonderful future in his promised homeland. But instead, he finds himself closer to committing heartless murder with the approach of daylight. Dawn presents a haunting glimpse into the soul of one man and a budding nation.
©1961, 2006 Elie Wiesel; 1989 Elie Wiesel (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC.

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  • aaronssse
  • 2019-01-30

G-d post holocaust

In night Gd s lost. At dawn Gd is found again. But Gd has changed.

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  • D.Thom
  • 2012-02-16

Better that DAY - but not as good as NIGHT.

This was a book I purchased because I liked his first book NIGHT. This is nothing like NIGHT - has a different character - the story line is OK - but not what NIGHT was.... It's a short read - and George Guidall is spectacular as always..

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  • Craig And Pam Booth
  • 2018-10-26

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Deeply deeply felt words that pull you back and forth with the character's conflicting thoughts and seeing the real meaning and the raw consequences of war.

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  • Stephen A.
  • 2018-01-10

An interesting, short novel.

An interesting, short read/listen, from the perspective of a soon to be executioner. The inner struggle that took place within Elijah kept you on the edge throughout. I love Elie Wiesel's writing and George Guidall does a superb job narrating.

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  • autumn
  • 2012-09-04

Very good !! loved it from begin to end

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes, it tell a true story about a real persons struggle.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the ending because it really shows progres.

Which scene was your favorite?

when he first knew he had to kill a guy the next day. The waiting was great

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

well none really but i reallllllly enjoyed it

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  • William Rowden
  • 2019-02-19

So long

This is the absolute worst book I have ever read it could be told as a short story in less then 10 pages yet it spans over 100 the writing was good and the plot was good but the sceans just dragged their heels in the ground, this book is so dragged out the entire book is literally one day and is disribing a guy having trouble morally killing a guy though I have to say the guy telling the story has a nice voice.

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  • Caroline Wood
  • 2018-10-09

All over

This book could not decide if it was a story, a poem or a metaphor. Is it possible to be all three? Not in this story. I felt like the author weaved in and out of good ”sounding” word combinations instead of connected thought.

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  • Brian
  • 2018-07-27

I had no idea what this book was about.

The only reason this got 2 stars instead of one is because I know this man went through horrific things in the prisoner camps. But, I have no idea what this book was about. I read the first book 'Night' but stil have no idea what this book is about. Sorry, this one missed the mark.

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  • Amber
  • 2018-02-15

Misleading and Dull

I read Night in one sitting. I literally read the tangible book crying and sobbing. Could not put the book down. Dawn was a long drawn out 12hrs of a guy pretty much reminiscing and talking to a couple of people. It's like a "what if" kind of story. What if I joined the military. And what if I did this. Or what if I did that. All fictional. Not sure how it qualifies as a sequel. I feel like I would like to have my time back. Not worth it at all. But at least I can say I know it and speak intelligently when discussing the trilogy.