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Hostage

Elie Wiesel

From Elie Wiesel, Nobel laureate and author of Night, a charged, deeply moving novel about the legacy of the Holocaust in today's troubled world and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It's 1975, and Shaltiel Feigenberg-professional storyteller, writer and beloved husband-has been taken hostage: abducted from his home in Brooklyn, blindfolded and tied to a chair in a dark basement. His captors, an Arab and an Italian, don't explain why the innocent Shaltiel has been chosen, just that his life will be bartered for the freedom of three Palestinian prisoners. As his days of waiting commence, Shaltiel resorts to what he does best, telling stories-to himself and to the men who hold his fate in their hands. With beauty and sensitivity, Wiesel builds the world of Shaltiel's memories, haunted by the Holocaust and a Europe in the midst of radical change. A Communist brother, a childhood spent hiding from the Nazis in a cellar, the kindness of liberating Russian soldiers, the unrest of the 1960s-these are the stories that unfold in Shaltiel's captivity, as the outside world breathlessly follows his disappearance and the police move toward a final confrontation with his captors. Impassioned, provocative and insistently humane, Hostage is both a masterly thriller and a profoundly wise meditation on the power of memory to connect us to the past and our shared need for resolution.

From Elie Wiesel, Nobel laureate and author of Night, a charged, deeply moving novel about the legacy of the Holocaust in today's troubled world and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It's 1975, and Shaltiel Feigenberg-professional storyteller, writer and beloved husband-has been taken hostage: abducted from his home in Brooklyn, blindfolded and tied to a chair in a dark basement. His captors, an Arab and an Italian, don't explain why the innocent Shaltiel has been chosen, just that his life will be bartered for the freedom of three Palestinian prisoners. As his days of waiting commence, Shaltiel resorts to what he does best, telling stories-to himself and to the men who hold his fate in their hands. With beauty and sensitivity, Wiesel builds the world of Shaltiel's memories, haunted by the Holocaust and a Europe in the midst of radical change. A Communist brother, a childhood spent hiding from the Nazis in a cellar, the kindness of liberating Russian soldiers, the unrest of the 1960s-these are the stories that unfold in Shaltiel's captivity, as the outside world breathlessly follows his disappearance and the police move toward a final confrontation with his captors. Impassioned, provocative and insistently humane, Hostage is both a masterly thriller and a profoundly wise meditation on the power of memory to connect us to the past and our shared need for resolution.
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From Elie Wiesel, Nobel laureate and author of Night, a charged, deeply moving novel about the legacy of the Holocaust in today's troubled world and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It's 1975, and Shaltiel Feigenberg-professional storyteller, writer and beloved husband-has been taken hostage: abducted from his home in Brooklyn, blindfolded and tied to a chair in a dark basement. His captors, an Arab and an Italian, don't explain why the innocent Shaltiel has been chosen, just that his life will be bartered for the freedom of three Palestinian prisoners. As his days of waiting commence, Shaltiel resorts to what he does best, telling stories-to himself and to the men who hold his fate in their hands. With beauty and sensitivity, Wiesel builds the world of Shaltiel's memories, haunted by the Holocaust and a Europe in the midst of radical change. A Communist brother, a childhood spent hiding from the Nazis in a cellar, the kindness of liberating Russian soldiers, the unrest of the 1960s-these are the stories that unfold in Shaltiel's captivity, as the outside world breathlessly follows his disappearance and the police move toward a final confrontation with his captors. Impassioned, provocative and insistently humane, Hostage is both a masterly thriller and a profoundly wise meditation on the power of memory to connect us to the past and our shared need for resolution.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Bramhall

Length:

6h 53m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

00:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:15


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:23


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:28


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:28


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:10


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:32


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

01:18


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:28


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:09


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:34


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:12


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:57


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:33


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:06


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:40


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:53


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:00


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:07


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:48


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:26


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:10


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:19


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:35


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:35


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:47


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:20


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:00


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:50


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:17


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:41


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

00:43


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:33


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:07


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

00:55


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

00:54