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Publisher's Summary

With the coming of dawn is the coming of death for a captured English officer in British-controlled Palestine. Elisha, a young Israeli freedom fighter, is his executioner. Ordered to kill the officer in reprisal for Britain's execution of a Jewish prisoner, Elisha thinks about his past, a sorrowful memory of the nightmare of Nazi death camps. As the only surviving member of his family, he dreamt of a wonderful future in his promised homeland. But instead, he finds himself closer to committing heartless murder with the approach of daylight. Dawn presents a haunting glimpse into the soul of one man and a budding nation.
©1961, 2006 Elie Wiesel; 1989 Elie Wiesel (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC.

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G-d post holocaust

In night Gd s lost. At dawn Gd is found again. But Gd has changed.

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Dawn - Book 2

Just finished Dawn from the Night trilogy... i’m not really sure I understood anything that I read. It was a little abstract for me. I’m sure others will love this but it was really difficult to follow. ☹️

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Deeply deeply felt words that pull you back and forth with the character's conflicting thoughts and seeing the real meaning and the raw consequences of war.

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An interesting, short novel.

An interesting, short read/listen, from the perspective of a soon to be executioner. The inner struggle that took place within Elijah kept you on the edge throughout. I love Elie Wiesel's writing and George Guidall does a superb job narrating.

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Better that DAY - but not as good as NIGHT.

This was a book I purchased because I liked his first book NIGHT. This is nothing like NIGHT - has a different character - the story line is OK - but not what NIGHT was.... It's a short read - and George Guidall is spectacular as always..

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Amazing book and Narration

The narrators voice was very appealing and flowed gracefully but personally I did not like the story if I may I 100% recommend the book night by the same author in this series absolutely love that book!!!

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I had no idea what this book was about.

The only reason this got 2 stars instead of one is because I know this man went through horrific things in the prisoner camps. But, I have no idea what this book was about. I read the first book 'Night' but stil have no idea what this book is about. Sorry, this one missed the mark.

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Very good !! loved it from begin to end

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes, it tell a true story about a real persons struggle.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the ending because it really shows progres.

Which scene was your favorite?

when he first knew he had to kill a guy the next day. The waiting was great

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

well none really but i reallllllly enjoyed it

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So long

This is the absolute worst book I have ever read it could be told as a short story in less then 10 pages yet it spans over 100 the writing was good and the plot was good but the sceans just dragged their heels in the ground, this book is so dragged out the entire book is literally one day and is disribing a guy having trouble morally killing a guy though I have to say the guy telling the story has a nice voice.

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This book could not decide if it was a story, a poem or a metaphor. Is it possible to be all three? Not in this story. I felt like the author weaved in and out of good ”sounding” word combinations instead of connected thought.