HHhH
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HHhH

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by Laurent Binet, John Lee
     
 

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Laurent Binet's captivating debut novel follows the lives of Jozef Gabcik and Jan Kubiš, the men responsible for the death of Reinhard Heydrich, one of the most feared men in Nazi Germany.See more details below

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Laurent Binet's captivating debut novel follows the lives of Jozef Gabcik and Jan Kubiš, the men responsible for the death of Reinhard Heydrich, one of the most feared men in Nazi Germany.

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"This fluid translation by Taylor is a superb choice for lovers of historical literary works and even international thrillers. Most highly recommended." —Library Journal Starred Review
Library Journal - Audio
Reinhard Heydrich was one of the most powerful and ruthless Nazis until his 1942 assassination. Binet skillfully blends history and fiction in this spellbinding novel, recounting the rise of Heydrich, the stories of the members of the Czech underground who plotted his death, and French collaboration with the Germans, mixing fact with imagined conversation. Binet's tale is a postmodern one as he skips back and forth between the historical figures and his account of how he wrote the book. HHhH, a German abbreviation for "Himmler's brain is called Heydrich," is unusually suited to audio as it consists mostly of short chapters, making it easy to break off at any point. John Lee's clipped delivery is perfect for material both horrifying, as with the planning of the Holocaust, and tongue-in-cheek, as with Binet's remarks about his messy love life. VERDICT Recommended for all listeners interested in the history of central Europe or in innovative historical fiction. ["Binet won the Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman, France's most prestigious literary prize, for HHhH. This fluid translation by Taylor is a superb choice for lovers of historical literary works and even international thrillers," read the review of the Farrar hc, LJ 5/15/12.—Ed.]—Michael Adams, CUNY Graduate Ctr., New York

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ISBN-13:
9781452659084
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
08/13/2012
Edition description:
MP3 - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

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"This fluid translation by Taylor is a superb choice for lovers of historical literary works and even international thrillers. Most highly recommended." —-Library Journal Starred Review

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