Once We Were Brothers: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
November 2013
13 hours 29 minutes
The gripping tale about two boys, once as close as brothers, who find themselves on opposite sides of the Holocaust.

Elliot Rosenzweig, a respected civic leader and wealthy philanthropist, is attending a fundraiser when he is suddenly accosted and accused of being a former Nazi SS officer named Otto Piatek, the Butcher of Zamosc. Although the charges are denounced as preposterous, his accuser is convinced he is right and engages attorney Catherine Lockhart to bring Rosenzweig to justice. Solomon persuades attorney Catherine Lockhart to take his case, revealing that the true Piatek was abandoned as a child and raised by Solomon's own family only to betray them during the Nazi occupation. But has Solomon accused the right man?

Once We Were Brothers is Ronald H. Balson's compelling tale of two boys and a family who struggle to survive in war-torn Poland, and a young love that struggles to endure the unspeakable cruelty of the Holocaust. Two lives, two worlds, and sixty years converge in an explosive race to redemption that makes for a moving and powerful tale of love, survival, and ultimately the triumph of the human spirit.
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One of the best books ever read. Historical, sensitive, inspiring and intriguing- good pace too. I was totally involved from the start. Highly recommended

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Berva Lorraine H.

A very captivating book. Held my interest from beginning to end. The narration and different accents were amazing.

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Paul W.

Best book I have listened to this year. I will definitely listen to another Ronald Balson book. I also enjoyed the narration.

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Julie B.

I really enjoyed this book. The story is deeply moving and I could not put it down.

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Peter G.

An extremely moving novel that had everything in it. Very well written, and the Narrator did a great job.

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Holi A.

Very well developed characters brought to life in my mind and heart by a perfect narrator. I highly recommend this title and look so forward to discovering more of what this writer has to contribute. I am very impressed. Bravo!

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John G.

Loved this book.

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Joseph Liotta

An excellent book, written from a different perspective. The narration was great and engaging.

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Tracey Butler

compelling look into camp survivor's life and heartfelt longing for story to be told and need for reveal. Need for accountability. Sweet love story and lawyer's dedication to her client. Enjoyable read with out depressing WW II story line.

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