Summary

For the first time in 65 years, a modern, easy to understand, truly complete, and uncensored edition of Mein Kampf has been released, which reveals more than any past translation. This is also the first translation available in an English language audio format.
Older translations altered passages, omitted passages, mistranslated Hitler's words, and made some parts more sensational while concealing the true meaning of other parts of the book. If you have read one of those older translations of Mein Kampf, then you have not read the real Mein Kampf, which is found only in the Ford Translation.
Mein Kampf is often portrayed as nothing more than an anti-Semitic work; however, only six percent of it references the Jews. The rest contains Hitler's ideas and beliefs about a greater nation and his plan for accomplishing that goal. He outlines his plans for not only world conquest, but the conquest of the universe. The majority of the work involves Hitler's discussion of the German people's difficult times after the First World War, his political theories, and his organization of the Nazi Party, as well as many attacks against his enemies.
Mein Kampf offers an interesting interpretation of politics, people, and foreign-policy matters. To characterize it as only a racist work is to oversimplify.
The Ford Translation offers:


The most accurate translation ever produced
Phrases that are translated with precision and without translator bias
Uncommon words replaced with more common and meaningful terms
References to unfamiliar people or places explained in the text
All original passages and references restored, including passages omitted from other common translations
This translation has corrected over 1,000 errors present in past translations and is the only edition so thoroughly researched and verified that it required a separate book (Mein Kampf: A Translation Controversy) to document the changes and corrections made.
©2009 Elite Minds Inc (P)2009 Elite Minds Inc
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3 out of 5 stars
By Mr on 31-07-14

Worth listening to for the historic value

This book was a hard listen but gave a great insight into the man and the politics. It certainly gave me an insight to what the events leading up to the darker days were. There are many lessons to be learnt from this book to ensure that we are aware how damaging one highly intelligent man can be and the thin line between genius and madness.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Paula on 23-12-12

My Understanding

I guess that like most people I was unsure whether a book by Hitler (Mein Kampi) would be really suitable, however I would like to say with an open mind that this audio delivers an informative and intellectual insight into the struggles of European economic and strategic policy from all perspectives.

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2 out of 5 stars
By margot on 20-10-13

Annoying Pop-Ups

There are many things wrong with this book. It appears that Michael Ford did not do a real translation at all, he merely rewrote a new paraphrase based on the earlier, faulty, editions, and self-published it through a print-on-demand scheme. Nothing wrong with that if his intention was to create a readable, rationalized edition with the Murphy and Manheim errors corrected. Alas Ford doesn't even write or proofread English very well, and makes a bad situation worse. He has some bizarre and novel 'translations' of phrases that do not require translation, for example the newspaper 'Volkischer Beobächter', which he turns into 'The Race Watcher.' If you must translate a title like that, something like 'People's Observer' or 'Populist Observer' or even 'Folkish Observer' might be acceptable, but there's no excuse for 'Race Watcher.' (Prof. Randall Bytwerk has written extensively on this and other translation problems, and you should Google that name if you wish to know more.)

What is annoying about the Audible edition is that the translator's footnotes and interlineations pop up frequently and annoyingly, often giving bad information. There should be some way of turning these off, as you turn off pop-ads in a web browser.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Grady on 26-05-16

Great reading,

Great reading easy to listen. I really enjoyed the footnotes. I have a completely new understanding of Adolf Hitler.

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