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The Sonderberg Case

Elie Wiesel

From the Nobel laureate and author of the masterly Night, a deeply felt, beautifully written novel of morality, guilt, and innocence. Despite personal success, Yedidyah-a theater critic in New York City, husband to a stage actress, father to two sons-finds himself increasingly drawn to the past. As he reflects on his life and the decisions he's made, he longingly reminisces about the relationships he once had with the men in his family (his father, his uncle, his grandfather) and the questions that remain unanswered. It's a feeling that is further complicated when Yedidyah is assigned to cover the murder trial of a German expatriate named Werner Sonderberg. Sonderberg returned alone from a walk in the Adirondacks with an elderly uncle, whose lifeless body was soon retrieved from the woods. His plea is enigmatic: "Guilty . . . and not guilty." These words strike a chord in Yedidyah, plunging him into feelings that bring him harrowingly close to madness. As Sonderberg's trial moves along a path of dizzying yet revelatory twists and turns, Yedidyah begins to understand his own family's hidden past and finally liberates himself from the shadow it has cast over his life. With his signature elegance and thoughtfulness, Elie Wiesel has given us an enthralling psychological mystery, both vividly dramatic and profoundly emotional. From the Hardcover edition.

From the Nobel laureate and author of the masterly Night, a deeply felt, beautifully written novel of morality, guilt, and innocence. Despite personal success, Yedidyah-a theater critic in New York City, husband to a stage actress, father to two sons-finds himself increasingly drawn to the past. As he reflects on his life and the decisions he's made, he longingly reminisces about the relationships he once had with the men in his family (his father, his uncle, his grandfather) and the questions that remain unanswered. It's a feeling that is further complicated when Yedidyah is assigned to cover the murder trial of a German expatriate named Werner Sonderberg. Sonderberg returned alone from a walk in the Adirondacks with an elderly uncle, whose lifeless body was soon retrieved from the woods. His plea is enigmatic: "Guilty . . . and not guilty." These words strike a chord in Yedidyah, plunging him into feelings that bring him harrowingly close to madness. As Sonderberg's trial moves along a path of dizzying yet revelatory twists and turns, Yedidyah begins to understand his own family's hidden past and finally liberates himself from the shadow it has cast over his life. With his signature elegance and thoughtfulness, Elie Wiesel has given us an enthralling psychological mystery, both vividly dramatic and profoundly emotional. From the Hardcover edition.
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From the Nobel laureate and author of the masterly Night, a deeply felt, beautifully written novel of morality, guilt, and innocence. Despite personal success, Yedidyah-a theater critic in New York City, husband to a stage actress, father to two sons-finds himself increasingly drawn to the past. As he reflects on his life and the decisions he's made, he longingly reminisces about the relationships he once had with the men in his family (his father, his uncle, his grandfather) and the questions that remain unanswered. It's a feeling that is further complicated when Yedidyah is assigned to cover the murder trial of a German expatriate named Werner Sonderberg. Sonderberg returned alone from a walk in the Adirondacks with an elderly uncle, whose lifeless body was soon retrieved from the woods. His plea is enigmatic: "Guilty . . . and not guilty." These words strike a chord in Yedidyah, plunging him into feelings that bring him harrowingly close to madness. As Sonderberg's trial moves along a path of dizzying yet revelatory twists and turns, Yedidyah begins to understand his own family's hidden past and finally liberates himself from the shadow it has cast over his life. With his signature elegance and thoughtfulness, Elie Wiesel has given us an enthralling psychological mystery, both vividly dramatic and profoundly emotional. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Bramhall

Length:

4h 58m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:43


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:07


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:45


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:00


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:24


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:40


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:55


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:34


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:01


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

00:48