The One Man (英語) ペーパーバック – 2017/4/6
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Auschwitz, 1944. Alfred Mendl's days are numbered. But he has little left to live for - his family were torn away from him, his life's work burned in front of his eyes - until a glimmer of hope arises as he watches a game of chess. To the guards Mendl is just another prisoner, but in fact he holds knowledge that only two people in the world possess. The other is working hard for the Nazi war machine. Four thousand miles away, in Washington DC, intelligence lieutenant Nathan Blum decodes messages from occupied Poland. After the Nazis murdered his family, Nathan escaped the Krakow ghetto and is determined to support his new country - and the US government knows exactly how he can. They want to send Nathan on a mission to rescue one man from a place no one can break in to - or out of. Even if Nathan does make it in and finds him, can they escape the most heavily guarded place on earth? The One Man is a thrilling tale of heroism from master of the genre, Andrew Gross.
One of the most compelling thrillers I've read in a long, long while. Gripping, chilling and charged with emotion. -- Peter James An overwhelming, immersive, suspenseful success. -- Lee Child Riveting and horrifying - a grab-you-by-the-throat thriller, impossible to put down -- Jessie Keane商品の説明をすべて表示する
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This was another book that I purchased both the Kindle and the audiobook so that I could really immerse myself in the story. There were some parts that were so dark that I couldn't do that, and had to skip the narration and only read the Kindle version. Listening to material, like watching a movie, seems to me at least to cause much greater emotional identification with the characters and storyline. Reading is (again, in my opinion only) stimulates the intellectual part of my mind but not so much the emotions. Perhaps that's why it's so satisfying to me to have both the audiobook and Kindle or other print format.
At any rate, I've always been interested in the dark side of humanity and have read much Holocaust literature as well as those set in other dark settings; the gulag system, the worst of American prisons, historical genocides and such. Most of what I've read has been documentary-style works written by those who suffered there and survived, with a smattering of fiction. This is one of the absolute best fictional accounts, but again, the time spent researching the death camps by the author is obvious from the specific details, the little things that most readers of the present day wouldn't notice. I, personally, have read a lot of both fiction and historical fact with settings in places I've experienced personally, such as the world of street drug addiction, prison, etc. I've lived in those places and am really offended when a writer obviously has not lived in that world nor done the necessary research to make the setting accurate, which occurs more in 'drug fiction' than one would think. The author states in his forward and afterward that he never personally experienced Hitler's camps, but did interview people who had and used the little details of life in such places to make the plot lines seem true to life. A truly great novel, in my opinion.