The Judges

Author(s): Elie Wiesel
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.23 hours)
Product Number: Z00672
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449883591
Narrator/s: George Guidall
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A plane en route from New York to Tel Aviv is forced down by bad weather. A nearby house provides refuge for five of its passengers: Claudia, who has left her husband and found new love; Razziel, a religious teacher who was once a political prisoner; Yoav, a terminally ill Israeli commando; George, an archivist who is hiding a Holocaust secret that could bring down a certain politician; and Bruce, a would-be priest turned philanderer. Their host - an enigmatic and disquieting man who calls himself simply the Judge - begins to interrogate them, forcing them to face the truth and meaning of their lives. Soon he announces that one of them-the least worthy - will die.

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Author(s): Elie Wiesel
Product Number EB00167625
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: #9780307428790

Professional reviews

"The Nobel Peace Prize winner serves up a Gothic morality play in novel form, in which five stranded airline passengers on their way to Israel find themselves prisoners of "The Judge," who forces them to engage in a parlor game with life-and-death consequences. Throughout The Judge's isolated mansion one hears ghostly echus of J.B. Priestley and Isak Dinesen, authors who would not strain our credulity the way Wiesel dus in this piece. Narrator George Guidall diverts our attention from the glaring flaws by convincingly vivifying the characters--a miraculous job, actually, considering the way they're written--and conveying that desperate earnestness that permeates all of Wiesel's writings. Y.R. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"

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