The Gestapo

  • by Jacques Delarue, Mervyn Savill (translator)
  • Narrated by Eric Brooks
  • 19 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A history of Nazi Germany's secret police written by one of their victims, with a new introduction by the author.
From 1933 to 1945, the Gestapo was Nazi Germany's chief instrument of counter-espionage, political suppression, and terror. Jacques Delarue, a saboteur arrested by the Nazis in occupied France, chronicles how the land of Beethoven elevated sadism to a fine art. The Gestapo: A History of Horror draws upon Delarue's interviews with ex-Gestapo agents to deliver a multi-layered history of the force whose work included killing student resisters, establishing Aryan eugenic unions, and implementing the Final Solution. This is a probing look at the Gestapo and the fanatics and megalomaniacs who made it such a successful and heinous organization: Barbie, Eichmann, Himmler, Heydrich, Mller. The Gestapo's notorious reign led to the murder of millions. The Gestapo is an important documentation of what they did and how they did it.

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Audible Editor Reviews

The Gestapo: A History of Horror is a thoroughly researched and ultimately terrifying in-depth study of the inner workings of history's most ruthless and deadly secret police. Jacques Delarue, former member of the French resistance, combines firsthand accounts from his own run-ins with the Gestapo with information from countless interviews and primary documents. The Gestapo: A History of Horror is excellently performed by Eric Brooks whose clear and methodical narration conveys the weight of one of history's greatest tragedies.

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Interesting Information but....

Where does The Gestapo rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was okay but hard to stay interested because of the narrator but not the worst I have heard.


Any additional comments?

I love WW2 and the stories of the Allies and the Axis and this one had really good info but not they best. I still recommend it....at least once.

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- The Kindler

Once read never fogotten!!

Where does The Gestapo rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a great book. It reveals the Gestapo as it was, as it became, and what it caused - the uncountable lives that this wickness has consumed!!! Please after reading this book THINK the next time you or someone else calls someone, organization, and Government NAZIS GESTAPO what it really means - after reading this you will be changed.

This book is without peers for it reveals what once was a power for evil that once rule the huge land mass of EUROPE! This must never happen again!


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Gestapo?

How the people so willing give up their freedom


Have you listened to any of Eric Brooks’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Excellent dictation and tone, he was terrific!


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, it makes me realize that todays persons do not want to know, do not care to know as it could not happen again - sad so very sad!


Any additional comments?

Please buy and read

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- Peter OHandley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-18-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios