Kingdom of Twilight
  • List: $32.00  |  Sale: $22.40
    Club: $16.00
    • facebook
    • Twitter
    • googleplus
    • pinterest

Details

Kingdom of Twilight

Author: Steven Uhly

Narrator: Peter Noble

Unabridged: 9 hr 52 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Published: 08/07/2018

Genre: Fiction - Historical - World War 2

Synopsis

"POWERFUL AND ORIGINAL." --THE TIMES"REWARDING AND WHOLLY ENGAGING." --HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY"ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND POWERFUL NOVELS OF RECENT GERMAN LITERATURE." --DEUTSCHLANDRADIO KULTURHypnotically lyrical and intensely moving, Steven Uhly's epic novel set in the wake of World War II is a finely nuanced yet shattering exploration of universal themes: love, hatred, doubt, survival, guilt, humanity, and redemption. One night in autumn 1944, a gunshot echoes through the alleyways of a small town in occupied Poland. An SS officer is shot dead by a young Polish Jew, Margarita Ejzenstain. In retaliation, his commander orders the execution of thirty-seven Poles--one for every year of the dead man's life. First hidden by a sympathetic German couple, Margarita must then flee the brutal advance of the Soviet army with her newborn baby.So begins a thrilling panorama of intermingled destinies and events that reverberate from that single act of defiance. Kingdom of Twilight follows the lives of Jewish refugees and a German family resettled from Bukovina, as well as a former SS officer, chronicling the geographical and psychological dislocation generated by war. A quest for identity and truth takes them from refugee camps to LA¼beck, Berlin, Tel Aviv, and New York, as they try to make sense of a changed world, and of their place in it.

Recommended

The World of Tomorrow
by Brendan Mathews

One whirlwind week of love, blackmail, and betrayal following three brothers through teeming prewar New York in this "entertaining . . . outsized . . . big, expressive debut" (Wall Street Journal)"A masterfully crafted novel . . . Comic, violent, a...

Narrator: Graham Halstead
Published: 09/05/2017

The Good at Heart
by Ursula Werner

Based on the author’s discoveries about her great-grandfather, this stunning debut novel takes place over three days when World War II comes to the doorstep of an ordinary German family living in an idyllic, rural village near the Swiss border...

Narrator: Gibson Frazier
Published: 02/21/2017

The Brass Compass
by Ellen Butler

A beautiful American spy flees into the night. On her own, she must live by her wits to evade capture and make it to the safety of the Allied forces. Lily Saint James grew up traveling the European continent, learning languages as she went. In 1938,...

Narrator: Justine Eyre
Published: 06/30/2018

Pearl Harbor
by Newt Gingrich

"A Thrilling Tale of the Attack That Marked America's Darkest Day" ---W.E.B. GriffinPresident Franklin D. Roosevelt's speech on December 8, 1941, lasted a mere six and half minutes. But his words and tonea€”in a monologue that would later...

Narrator: William Dufris
Published: 05/15/2007

The Lost Vintage
by Ann Mah

“If you enjoyed my Sarah’s Key and Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale, then this wonderful book by Ann Mah is for you.” -- Tatiana de RosnaySweetbitter meets The Nightingale in this page-turning novel about a woman who re...

Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld
Published: 06/19/2018

Deviation
by Luce D'Eramo

Finally available in English translation, Deviation is at once a personal testament, a work of the imagination, an investigation into the limits of memory, a warning to future generations, and a visceral scream at the horrors of the world.

Narrator: Justine Eyre
Published: 09/18/2018

Letters to the Lost
by Iona Grey

An accomplished novel from a talented writer, Letters to the Lost is a stunning, emotional love story. Iona Grey's prose is warm, evocative, and immediately engaging; her characters become so real you can't bear to let them go.I promised to love you...

Narrator: Avita Jay
Published: 05/06/2015

The Madonna of the Mountains
by Elise Valmorbida

“A riveting adventure for the soul . . . just the kind of evocative historical fiction I love.”—Sara Gruen, author of At the Water’s Edge and Water for ElephantsAn epic, inspiring novel about one woman&rsq...

Narrator: Cecilia Gragnani
Published: 06/12/2018

Days of Infamy
by Newt Gingrich

Gingrich and Forstchen's now critically acclaimed approach, which they term "active history," examines how a change in but one decision might have profoundly altered American history. In Pearl Harbor they explored how history might have been changed...

Narrator: William Dufris
Published: 04/29/2008
{"id":"2003362","ean":"9781635060751","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Kingdom of Twilight","subtitle":"","author":"Steven Uhly","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Peter Noble","ubr_id":"2003362","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"32.00","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"20.80","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Peter Noble","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 9 hr 52 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}