1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Mengele  By  cover art

Mengele

By: Gerald Posner,John Ware,Michael Berenbaum - introduction
Narrated by: Bruce Mann
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $20.99

Buy for $20.99

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Based on exclusive and unrestricted access to more than 5,000 pages of personal writings and family photos, this definitive biography of German physician and SS-Hauptsturmfuhrer Josef Mengele (1911-1979) probes the personality and motivations of Auschwitz's "Angel of Death". From May 1943 through January 1945, Mengele selected who would be gassed immediately, who would be worked to death, and who would serve as involuntary guinea pigs for his spurious and ghastly human experiments (twins were Mengele's particular obsession). With authority and insight, Mengele examines the entire life of the world's most infamous doctor.

©1986 Gerald L. Posner and John Ware (P)2020 Tantor

What listeners say about Mengele

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    50
  • 4 Stars
    25
  • 3 Stars
    15
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    6
Performance
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    46
  • 4 Stars
    18
  • 3 Stars
    11
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    9
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    54
  • 4 Stars
    23
  • 3 Stars
    7
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

ONE OF THE WORST BOOKS I HAVE EVER READ

I LOVE TO READ HISTORY AND ESPECIALLY HISTORY ABOUT WORLD WAR II. I HAD A SMALL AMOUNT OF KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION ABOUT MENGELE AND THOUGHT THIS WOULD ADD TO MY "KNOWLEDGE" HOW AND WHY SOMEONE COULD DO WHAT HE DID....UNFORTUNATELY THAT DIDN'T COME THRU WITH THIS BOOK.
I WALK EVERY DAY...5 TO 8 MILES...AND IT'S USUALLY ENJOYABLE TO LISTEN TO A BOOK AND FORGET ABOUT THE MILES. UNFORTUNATELY THIS BOOK MADE A 5 MILE WALK SEEM LIKE 50. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT MENGELE...FIND ANOTHER AUTHOR, NARRATOR (BRUCE IS TERRIBLE) AND BOOK. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY OR CREDIT.

15 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Narrator is hard to listen too

First half of the book is great then South America comes and it sucks. Don’t recommend.

10 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Terrible narrator

I was really disappointed in who narrated this book. I felt annoyed before the introduction was over. I feel as tho Stefan Rudnicki would make this a 5 star rating. Please let me know if you ever decide to go in that direction.

7 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

To long

A really good 2 hour story told over 15 hours. It really gets in the weeds about his time in hiding. Very little spent on his atrocities.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Love this book

I love this book so much! It goes into depth about Josef Mengele's whole life with very accurate information. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the life of Josef Mengele, aka angel of death. Overall, I love this book cuz I have it in audio and a physical copy of this book and others on him.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

good narration; exhaustively detailed

Credibly written and seems exhaustive. For me, too much detail of little interest or consequence. Narration is good. I did finish it, albeit without great enthusiasm.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Mengele review

This was an individual I wanted to know more about. I was amazed how he was able to escape justice to the very end. The story tends to drag in details following the Auschwitz account. Narrator not ideal compared to others I have listened too.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Good performance, but heavily biased

The book goes into great detail about Mengele's life. But sometimes it seems to lean heavily on opinion and personal desire of the authors which makes questionable the accuracy of some historical events mentioned in the book

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

great book

10/10 truly. great listen and I enjoyed every second of it. compelling storytelling and writing

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars

DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK!

I am a huge history buff, however this narrator reminded me of my high school history teacher - monotone and robotic sounding.
I couldn't even make it through the first 5 chapters before I realized I had completely tuned out the annoying sounds in my ear holes!

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kate & Andy Garner
  • Kate & Andy Garner
  • 07-23-20

Read first !!!!!!!

If narration is a big of a part as the book itself then I urge you not to get this book. I cannot begin to say how disappointed I am in this book purely to the narrator. Being able to read DOES NOT mean you can narrate. This narrator sounds like a computer voice with absolutely no concept of what narrating is. I can read quite well and am 100% sure that I cannot narrate and as such do not do so.

I don’t know how the narrators are chosen but audible you need to pull your finger out and stop using these useless people. Highly disappointed if I could give less I would, thanks for ruing what I can only imagine would have been a good listen !!!!

19 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ben
  • Ben
  • 02-27-20

Very interesting book

This is a great book but I struggled with the narrator. The information is amazing but the narrator caused a loss in interest very quickly. sorry.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Linda M. White
  • Linda M. White
  • 10-04-20

A worthy and well written novel

This work is of immense importance in the story behind the search for Dr. Mengele. It answers many questions concerning the scope of people involved in allowing him his freedom in South America for so many, many years. However it left me, an aging survivor of a family which was totally wiped out at the Auswich Biercanae killing grounds, wanting to know more. To know what actually happened in those camps. So I find myself still left with a bitter-sweet taste of knowing the whole truth behind Mengeles roll in destroying every trace of my family and no way of finding the entire truth. I may soon be dead ,myself. And with that , they will have completely wiped out one Jewish families entire bloodline.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ian Irving
  • Ian Irving
  • 08-05-20

Incredible story

Intriguing story, but the. Narrator was the. Most irritating. I've ever. Listened to. Ruined the content for me a bit.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Morag Janet Davies
  • Morag Janet Davies
  • 05-12-20

the truth

story of how someone escaped a trail and certain death. yes he had a live for over30 years, but not a peacefu lone.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Craig
  • Craig
  • 03-23-20

Great historical work.

Although Bruce Mann has won awards cor his narration, i just couldn't get used to his voice at all. Putting that aside the story is riveting. Although some may require a strong stomach to get past the first two chapters. Great listen.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amanda
  • Amanda
  • 09-19-21

Well written, TERRIBLE narrator

I think this was fairly compellingly written but I honestly couldn’t tell because of the awful narrator. I did eventually get used to his robotic tones but it almost ruined an otherwise interesting listen. I have remembered his name only to avoid anything else he narrates.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for mark davies
  • mark davies
  • 06-10-20

Great book

a very well written and read book with lots of facts and dates will need more than one listen to take it all in

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for beduin024
  • beduin024
  • 12-02-22

Deep and detailed book about Mengele

The most detailed and complete biography of Joseph Mengele out there. It is infuriating that he escaped the gallows but one can maybe find consolation in that he suffered in his late years. I also enjoyed the narration: clear and easy to follow for a not native english speaker like me.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for J Boddington
  • J Boddington
  • 09-23-22

Terrible narrator

Very informative but the narrator is very monotone and pronounces foreign words with their native accent which can be off-putting