Hitler’s Monsters

  • by Eric Kurlander
  • Narrated by Grover Gardner
  • 18 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Nazi fascination with the occult is legendary, yet today it is often dismissed as Himmler's personal obsession or wildly overstated for its novelty. Preposterous though it was, however, supernatural thinking was inextricable from the Nazi project. The regime enlisted astrology and the paranormal, paganism, Indo-Aryan mythology, witchcraft, miracle weapons, and the lost kingdom of Atlantis in reimagining German politics and society and recasting German science and religion. In this eye-opening history, Eric Kurlander reveals how the Third Reich's relationship to the supernatural was far from straightforward. Even as popular occultism and superstition were intermittently rooted out, suppressed, and outlawed, the Nazis drew upon a wide variety of occult practices and esoteric sciences to gain power, shape propaganda and policy, and pursue their dreams of racial utopia and empire.

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Written like a term paper by a student wanting to impress

A potentially fascinating subject rendered into a dull intellectual dissertation meandering intolerably on into painful disinterest.
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- David_in_Tennessee

University History Book Boring and Self Serving

What disappointed you about Hitler’s Monsters?

I had to stop listening to this book, as hard as I tried to get through it , because it reads like a University history . A professor you is required to write a book , and saturates the story with superflous words and irrelevant detail, and self serving commentary.


What was most disappointing about Eric Kurlander’s story?

Authors self serving narrative.


What didn’t you like about Grover Gardner’s performance?

He is a good narrator


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Hitler’s Monsters?

focus on story and back off the meaningless verbiage


Any additional comments?

Cant listen to any longer Will try to get refund.

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- jershop

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-18-2017
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.