Saturday, July 3, 2021

Beyond the Tracks by Michael Reit, Mike Paul (Narrator)


Berlin, 1938

It’s no longer safe here.

When the Jewish families of Berlin start disappearing in nightly raids, 21-year-old Jacob Kagan knows it’s only a matter of time before the trucks come for him. Along with his family and best friend, he flees the country he’s always called home to find shelter in a Dutch refugee camp. Before long, the Netherlands falls to the Nazi war machine - Jacob’s new home is transformed into a transit camp with weekly trains bound for the horrors of the Eastern concentration camps.

Handpicked by the cruel new SS regime to police the camp’s Jewish population, Jacob has the opportunity to save his parents and best friend from the dreaded transport lists - but at what cost?

Based on true events, Beyond the Tracks is a redemptive story of unconditional loyalty, and a will to survive at impossible odds.



About The Author

Michael Reit is an independently-published author. That means he likes to do everything himself, but he doesn't identify as a control freak.

An avid fan of history and historical fiction, and intrigued by WWII, Michael spent years researching lesser-known events, locations, and people to produce his debut novel Beyond the Tracks.

He's currently working on his next novel on the Polish Home Army, one of the largest resistance networks in Europe during World War II.

Born in the Netherlands, he now lives in beautiful Vienna, Austria, with his partner Esther, daughter Bibi, and Hungarian Vizsla Maggie. You can connect through or Twitter (@MichaelReit)


My Review

This was an audio book for me, and the narrator was excellent.
There are author notes at the end of this book, and the story is fictional but based on fact, and we know the facts.
We put faces to this insanity, and follow the Kagan family from Berlin to Holland, and away from the danger, until we aren’t far enough.
This book will have your heart in your throat, and I was holding my breath, such a horrible disregard for human life, and should never be repeated, which is why books like this need to be written.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Audiobooks, and was not required to give a positive review.

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