• The Nazi Hunter

  • A Novel
  • By: Alan Elsner
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (1,089 ratings)

Try our newest plan – access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks, and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Plus plan is $7.95 a month after 30 day trial. Upgrade or cancel anytime.
Buy for $20.97

Buy for $20.97

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

Brimming with surprising characters, chilling political revelations, and a heart-pounding climax, The Nazi Hunter is a thrilling debut and “an action-packed story” (Jewish Book World).

A gripping thriller, The Nazi Hunter mixes fierce partisan Washington politics, the search for ex-Nazi criminals, and a crazed, right-wing militia intent on bringing down the government.

Nicknamed “the Nazi Hunter”, Marek Cain, deputy director of the Office of Special Investigations at the Justice Department, has for 10 years been the point man for tracking down ex-Nazis who have fraudulently entered the United States since World War II and bringing them to justice.

Late one afternoon, a distraught German woman eludes security and slips into Cain’s office. “I have documents,” she says, “important documents only for the Nazi Hunter.” She promises to bring them the next day. When she doesn’t show, he dismisses her as just another crackpot. But when he reads in the Washington Post the next morning that the woman has been brutally murdered, he senses he’s on to something big. He must find those documents. The trail leads from Washington to Florida, to Boston, to Germany and Ukraine, and eventually to the Belzec extermination camp in Poland, where half a million Jews were murdered in the winter of 1942.

The Nazi Hunter is a thriller that combines romance, political intrigue, music, religion, and culture. Meticulously researched, it takes the listener on an intellectual journey into the seamy side of Washington, the heart of darkness in Europe, and the lair of America’s fascist militias. Nobody who hears it will fail to be entertained, amused, and profoundly moved.

©2007 Alan Elsner (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“[A] gripping debut thriller…. [A] compelling tale.” ( Publishers Weekly)

More from the same

What listeners say about The Nazi Hunter

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    694
  • 4 Stars
    289
  • 3 Stars
    72
  • 2 Stars
    29
  • 1 Stars
    5
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    663
  • 4 Stars
    235
  • 3 Stars
    65
  • 2 Stars
    14
  • 1 Stars
    12
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    652
  • 4 Stars
    243
  • 3 Stars
    56
  • 2 Stars
    18
  • 1 Stars
    11

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

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

Lousy narration

The story was interesting, if a bit too convoluted. It needed to decide if it was a mystery/thriller, a love story, or a story about religious faith. The author was trying to accomplish too much in one book. Perhaps he's setting up for a series and so he was world building, but there's no indication of that. Still, it held my interest and the mystery/thriller part was a unique take (to me anyway) on hunting Nazis.

However the narration was awful. It was flat and featureless, with very little inflection. Unless there was an accent, the male characters all sounded pretty much alike, as did the female characters. It would have worked better if it had simply been read with no attempt at doing 'voices'.

There was one twist too many at the end which I felt ruined much of the story. It made the evil of the Nazi aspect seem cheap and facile rather than the powerful indictment it had been.

12 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • LS
  • 12-21-20

Narrator Warning!!

Until the main character’s age was mentioned as being 35, I thought he was at least 65 from the sound of the narrator’s voice. I had to increase the speed just to tolerate listening to him, but he still sounded too old.
This book starts very, very slowly with way too much character development and detail. I had started using it to fall asleep to before it started to get interesting around Chapter 8. The whole second half was really entertaining and educational, so I just ignored the narrator’s voice at that point.
Listen to the first third when you’re busy doing other things. Glad it was free.

8 people found this helpful

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

Too political, and narrator voice doesn’t match

The story could have been okay, but a big part of this book is calling out American Patriots as racists, scumbags, Holocaust deniers, and now-nazis. There’s no denying that these types of people exist in the world, but the constant reference to these types of people as American Patriots was too much for me. Also, the narrators voice doesn’t match the age of the character. It was hard for me to relate to him and picture him as a believable character because of the choice of narrator. I couldn’t finish the book.

5 people found this helpful

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

Well, that was good

I have read many WWII history books. This historical fiction was so good, I kept falling into its story, thinking ‘this must be a true story’.

The characters were well developed. I didn’t get lost in the names like I can with some thrillers. The number of characters was perfect. And the story line was excellent.
I will be checking to see if he has any other books in the Audible Plus library.

Also, I don’t want to forget to mention the narrator. He was excellent, with a great repertoire or voices and accents. His father Jacob’s Polish Jewish accent was very authentic. Most male narrators fail the test when it comes to female voices, in fact when I hear a man speaking as a woman, I often envisage Dame Edna Everage speaking, bc men just can’t do women’s’ voices well. But this one did, and I think it was bc he didn’t try to sound like a girl.

Thank you Audible for another great Plus book.

4 people found this helpful

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

Great

Really enjoyed this and was totally taken at the end. Would never have guessed. Well written. And not all full of junk sex. Plus I learned a lot about the Jewish community

4 people found this helpful

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

Great other than the political profiling

The writer unnecessarily painted one political party as anti Semitic even though they delivered for Israel when others haven’t.
Was unnecessary otherwise a good listen

3 people found this helpful

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

Riveting

Amazing story... It grabbed me from the beginning and held me till the end... I couldn't stop listening

3 people found this helpful

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

This was a OK read/listen

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I enjoyed the story. I thought the neo Nazi angle was too simplistic and did not really make sense

Would you recommend The Nazi Hunter to your friends? Why or why not?

No, i felt the writing was not strong enough and towards the end I was waiting for it to finish

What three words best describe Keith Szarabajka’s voice?

I enjoyed the voice of the speaker

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No

3 people found this helpful

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

Very left leaning story.

Trying to liken the patriots of today white trash neo nazi scum. The narrator is horrible.

2 people found this helpful

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

Justice has not time limit.......3 STARS~

PLOT: Marek Cain looks for clues to a Nazi who has special talents. Better than expected.

Marek Cain works for the Dept of Justice ends up with an elderly German Woman who has "clues" to a Nazi. When the woman fails to show up the next day with her "documents' that will help nail the Nazi....she is later found with her throat cut. Marek is soon on the trail of a very famous singer who is now elderly. His secrets is tied into his Nazi Past....immigrated to South America and then with false passports ends up in the USA. Suspecting and proving are two different things. The trail goes to Poland and several elderly people who knew the Nazi. Now back in the USA Marek soon has White Neo Nazis on his trail. The reader is excellent....a big 5 STARS to the reader Keith Szarabajka who is very good with accents. The story is good but this would have been a much better 8 hour book. The story keeps us guessing and the plot is both entertaining and interesting. I give it 3 STARS.

2 people found this helpful