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An extremely thorough description of Lipstadt's defence of the defamation case brought against her by Holocaust denier David Irving. Even though the verdict is now a mattter of historical record she manages to capture the tension and uncertainty she experienced as the trial proceeded. A thoroughly bad man Irving exposes himself as much as the defence team reveal is lies, bigotory and grotesque inhumanity.
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Would you consider the audio edition of Denial [Movie Tie-in] to be better than the print version?
Yes, as a read there may have been times I gave up on it. As a audiobook I felt it flowed more.
Who was your favorite character and why?
The whole defence team, Lipstadt especially. I felt she highlight how the case affected her life and career,as well as expressing how important the case was to the communities she belong to; Jewish, historian etc
Have you listened to any of Kate Udall’s other performances? How does this one compare?
No. But she was perfect for the material, formal yet humane.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Shocked by the whole reviewist approach. Encouraged by Lipstadt's resolve.
Any additional comments?
I've always loved a good conspiracy theory. This book however has ingrained in me the importance of fact based decision making.
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To think people like Irving exist sickens me. To begin to comprehend what D.L. had to go through is strengthening. What a struggle to go through that & still have people look down on you. Not I & this book enlightened me to her positive outlook & never give up attitude. Tell the truth & it shall set you free. Read this book & different perspectives unfold before you into a Web of insanity that plays out in a court system so different from ours in the US.
I enjoyed learning the depth of the facts of this case & truly both sides at that.
well told piece of history.
Well read, but the pauses in mid sentence started to irk me. perhaps it was to assist in the language impact or just the reader. Regardless it's well told enough to be able to look past it & continue to the end.
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Educational listening. Interesting to hear about the Trump-style antics of Mr. D. Irving and racist propaganda networks. However, the trial arguments and exchanges don't work well for an audio book. This not a literary masterpiece or a psychological or sociological analysis but the account of a notorious case in the trial. I miss a deeper understanding of the social pathology that people like Irving stands for.