1940

Genre: Fiction

1940

Performed by:
Jeff Woodman

Set on the eve of America's entry into World War Two, award-winning novelist Jay Neugeboren's first new novel in two decades is built around a fascinating historical figure, Dr. Eduard Bloch, an Austrian doctor who had been physician to Adolf Hitler and his family when Hitler was a boy and young man, and who cared for Hitler's mother during her illness and death from breast cancer. The historical Bloch was the only Jew for whom Hitler ever personally arranged departure from Europe, and he must now, living in the Bronx, face accusations over the special treatment he received from the Nazi dictator. 1940 focuses on Dr. Bloch's relationship with Elizabeth Rofman, a medical illustrator at Johns Hopkins Medical School, who has come to New York from Baltimore to visit her father, only to find that he has, mysteriously, disappeared. The story grows more complex when Elizabeth's son, Daniel, a disturbed young adolescent, escapes from the institution in Maryland where his parents have committed him, and makes his way to New York, where he is hidden and protected by his mother...and by Dr. Bloch.

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Run time: 9 hours
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Author
Jay Neugeboren
Narrator
Jeff Woodman

Biography:
Jeff Woodman,a six time Audie finalist (and 2007 winner),has received 17 Golden Earphones and was named to The Fifty Greatest Voices of the Century by AudioFile Magazine.He won the S.F. Critics' Circle Award for his performance in An Ideal Husband, and San Jose’s Goodman Choice Award for Enchanted April. In addition to numerous credits on and off Broadway, his television work includes Sex and the City, Cosby, and several episodes in the Law & Order series.

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