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I found the beginning of the story very interesting. I enjoyed learning about how Thomas Keneally met Poldeck who gave him the inspiration for writing the story. I liked learning about the survivors of the holocaust and their stories. The second part of the book is about making the movie and that is where it began to drag.
I feel that only the writer's fans or the film's fans may be interested in this book. Midway through the book it begins to ramble and become boring. I began to look forward to its completion.
Great performance by the narrator Humphrey Bower.
A great tale by a great Aussie Author and perfectly delivered by our premium actor, Humphrey Bower. A magical t6ale about the worst possible subject. Get it, you will not be disappointed.
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This book is an account of how the author, Thomas Keneally, was drawn into writing the story of Oscar Schindler. In itself it is an intriguing and multi-faceted story of a holocaust survivor that felt so indebted to Schindler that he spent his lifetime on the lookout for a writer to immortalize him, on the page and in film. It is also about Thomas Keneally himself and the long journey of writing a book and then getting it filmed. And the impact that such a demanding project had on him and his own family. It involved the vagaries of the publishing industry, the difficulty of the research, the various perspectives of the survivors, not all of whom saw Schindler as a saint. It also touches on the showbiz issues surrounding the film, the locations, the stars, the premieres the legacy. I liked the Spielberg film and so I was interested in how it came about, if you are too then you will enjoy this book, as it is It is well written as well read.
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It's probably a good idea to read "Shindler's Ark" or see the film version, "Shindler's List" before listening to this audiobook, because it will heighten your enjoyment and amazement at the story told. I found it really quite compulsive listening - beautifully written and very well narrated indeed by Humphrey Bower.
You will not regret adding this to your library.