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Skeletons at the Feast

Chris Bohjalian

In January 1945, in the waning months of World War II, a small group of people begin the longest journey of their lives: an attempt to cross the remnants of the Third Reich, from Warsaw to the Rhine if necessary, to reach the British and American lines. Among the group is eighteen-year-old Anna Emmerich, the daughter of Prussian aristocrats. There is her lover, Callum Finella, a twenty-year-old Scottish prisoner of war who was brought from the stalag to her family's farm as forced labor. And there is a twenty-six-year-old Wehrmacht corporal, who the pair know as Manfred-who is, in reality, Uri Singer, a Jew from Germany who managed to escape a train bound for Auschwitz. As they work their way west, they encounter a countryside ravaged by war. Their flight will test both Anna's and Callum's love, as well as their friendship with Manfred-assuming any of them even survive. Perhaps not since The English Patient has a novel so deftly captured both the power and poignancy of romance and the terror and tragedy of war. Skillfully portraying the flesh and blood of history, Chris Bohjalian has crafted a rich tapestry that puts a face on one of the twentieth century's greatest tragedies-while creating, perhaps, a masterpiece that will haunt readers for generations. From the Hardcover edition.

In January 1945, in the waning months of World War II, a small group of people begin the longest journey of their lives: an attempt to cross the remnants of the Third Reich, from Warsaw to the Rhine if necessary, to reach the British and American lines. Among the group is eighteen-year-old Anna Emmerich, the daughter of Prussian aristocrats. There is her lover, Callum Finella, a twenty-year-old Scottish prisoner of war who was brought from the stalag to her family's farm as forced labor. And there is a twenty-six-year-old Wehrmacht corporal, who the pair know as Manfred-who is, in reality, Uri Singer, a Jew from Germany who managed to escape a train bound for Auschwitz. As they work their way west, they encounter a countryside ravaged by war. Their flight will test both Anna's and Callum's love, as well as their friendship with Manfred-assuming any of them even survive. Perhaps not since The English Patient has a novel so deftly captured both the power and poignancy of romance and the terror and tragedy of war. Skillfully portraying the flesh and blood of history, Chris Bohjalian has crafted a rich tapestry that puts a face on one of the twentieth century's greatest tragedies-while creating, perhaps, a masterpiece that will haunt readers for generations. From the Hardcover edition.
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In January 1945, in the waning months of World War II, a small group of people begin the longest journey of their lives: an attempt to cross the remnants of the Third Reich, from Warsaw to the Rhine if necessary, to reach the British and American lines. Among the group is eighteen-year-old Anna Emmerich, the daughter of Prussian aristocrats. There is her lover, Callum Finella, a twenty-year-old Scottish prisoner of war who was brought from the stalag to her family's farm as forced labor. And there is a twenty-six-year-old Wehrmacht corporal, who the pair know as Manfred-who is, in reality, Uri Singer, a Jew from Germany who managed to escape a train bound for Auschwitz. As they work their way west, they encounter a countryside ravaged by war. Their flight will test both Anna's and Callum's love, as well as their friendship with Manfred-assuming any of them even survive. Perhaps not since The English Patient has a novel so deftly captured both the power and poignancy of romance and the terror and tragedy of war. Skillfully portraying the flesh and blood of history, Chris Bohjalian has crafted a rich tapestry that puts a face on one of the twentieth century's greatest tragedies-while creating, perhaps, a masterpiece that will haunt readers for generations. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Bramhall

Length:

12h 14m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:45


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:55


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:19


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:45


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:49


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:19


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:41


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:24


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:40


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:05


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:27


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:06


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:08


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:33


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:07


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:43


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:45


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:11


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:23


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:32


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:59


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:23


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:09


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:55


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:32


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:54


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:22


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:49


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:57


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:48


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:38


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:34


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:16


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:44


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:07


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:51


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:27


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:04


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:19


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:10


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:38


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:56


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:12


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:35


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:44


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:05


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:18


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:54


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:42


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:12


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:50


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:19


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:14


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:39


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:52


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:47


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:03


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:42


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:03


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:10


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:40


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:19


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:28


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:25


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:31


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:45


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:47


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:25


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:11


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:08


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:15


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:16


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:56


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:47


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:50


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:46


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:33


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:41


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:45


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:55


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:19


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:14


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:04


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:35


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:52


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:10


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:19


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:59


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:41


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:29


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:14


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:00


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:52


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:12


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:04


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:52


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:05


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:31


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:56


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:01


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:36


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:13


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:27


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:57


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:08


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:05


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

04:48


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:08


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

03:22


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:10


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

05:06


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:28


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

05:12


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:28


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

03:44


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:17


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:00


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

03:59


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:01


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:04


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:18


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:42


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

04:22


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:54


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

04:02


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

03:34


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

03:05


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

03:19


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

03:55


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

03:12


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

02:49


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

03:33


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

03:34


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

04:11


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

03:50


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

00:32