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The Black Obelisk

Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
Length: 14 hrs
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A hardened young veteran from the First World War, Ludwig now works for a monument company, selling stone markers to the survivors of deceased loved ones. Though ambivalent about his job, he suspects there's more to life than earning a living off other people's misfortunes. 

A self-professed poet, Ludwig soon senses a growing change in his fatherland, a brutality brought upon it by inflation. When he falls in love with the beautiful but troubled Isabelle, Ludwig hopes he has found a soul who will offer him salvation - who will free him from his obsession to find meaning in a war-torn world. 

But there comes a time in every man's life when he must choose to live - despite the prevailing thread of history horrifically repeating itself.

©1998 Erich Maria Remarque (P)2018 Recorded Books

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