The Envoy

  • by Alex Kershaw
  • Narrated by George Guidall
  • 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hailed as “a master storyteller” (Booklist), Alex Kershaw routinely climbs best-seller lists with his narrative histories. In the waning months of World War II, SS Colonel Adolf Eichmann sent over half a million Hungarians to their deaths at Auschwitz. But one Jewish ghetto remained, and only one man - a Swedish diplomat named Raoul Wallenberg - could stop Eichmann.

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What the Critics Say

"A tense, fast-moving narrative that shows Wallenberg as a match for Eichmann in intelligence and determination as he utilized fake documents, safe houses, and a variety of other methods to save thousands of Jewish lives. This is an inspiring story that illustrates how one dedicated human can make an impact, even against a monstrous tyranny." (Booklist)

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an amazing story

This is a moving, tragic story of Raol Wallenberg's efforts to rescue Jews of Hungary using his diplomat's status and strategy. It exposes the cruelty of the Nazi's the Hungarian Nazi party and the role of Eichman in the deportation. Such cruelty is hard to imagine, Also hard to imagine is the courage of Wallenberg. The tragic end of Wallenberg and the impact on his family, make this book an important addition to the history of WW2
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- Henry Rosenberg MD

Great book on saving some of the Jews

Would you consider the audio edition of The Envoy to be better than the print version?

Never read it.


What did you like best about this story?

All the ways Wallenberg went about saving people.


Which scene was your favorite?

Too many


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

The end


Any additional comments?

This is a really good book on someone who risked his own life many times to save as many victims as possible. A true hero!

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- B Rose

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-14-2010
  • Publisher: Recorded Books