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Publisher's Summary

War hero and Expressionist painter Max Bauer is an ambitious protégé of the artistic-minded - but anti-Modernist - Adolf Hitler. Max is the assigned curator of the infamous Aryan Art and Degenerate Art exhibitions in 1937 Berlin. Torn between ambition and revulsion, he defends his creative integrity, his colleagues, and his steadfast, half-Jewish physician wife Frieda from escalating Nazi terror. As danger mounts and his pacifism crumbles, he battles an obsessive but refined Gestapo henchman determined to destroy them. His fight to save not only his artistic legacy but also his country and loved ones culminates with the massive Crystal Night pogrom, when - with Frieda - they resolve this high stakes jeopardy in an action-packed, suspenseful climax. This is a fast-paced story based upon true incidents, about love, romance, intrigue, atrocities, the psychology of twisted historical figures, and the determination to destroy evil at its source.
©2016 R. Manolakas (P)2017 R. Manolakas
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5 out of 5 stars
By Paul J McSorley on 11-15-17

Compelling and riveting

Max Bauer, German WWI war hero is introduced to us immediately in the opening scene. We follow his life from there as he first encounters Adolf Hitler in a hospital due to them both being exposed by mustard gas. His genius in painting and his hero status bring he and Hitler back together roughly fourteen years later. All is not as it seems to Max and he must make decisions that most likely will get him killed.

A moving story, well performed by Steve White, my favorite by Manolakas since Subversion. Bravo to both!

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5 out of 5 stars
By cps on 03-13-17

Historical fiction excellent well written - YES!

Where does Palette Knife rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I loved listening to this book and I would rank it in my top 10. The narrator was excellent and it was a pleasure to listen to him perform Palette Knife.

What other book might you compare Palette Knife to and why?

This book was original. It was a different take on what life was like for some during WWII.

Any additional comments?

I agree with every other review of this book. It was entertaining. It was full of historical fiction. It was well written. The narrator was perfect for this book. I loved this book and I would absolutely recommend. I hope this author is busy writing another one!

I received a copy of this audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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