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Renowned author, journalist, presenter and art historian Simon Schama talks to Audible about the release of the next instalment in the Jewish history collection, Belonging: The Story of the Jews: When Words Fail (1942-Present Day).

Following the success of the first volume, Audible talks to Simon about the next few centuries of Jewish life, his multiaward-winning career and his hopes for a better and more equal society.

Longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize, Belonging has been recognised as one of the greatest contributions to historical literature and is guaranteed to transport and immerse listeners in a time gone by yet clearly not forgotten.

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  • EmilyK
  • 25-03-18

interesting interview

Interesting interview about Schama's forthcoming book about Jewish history; made me want to read it when it is published. This is in sort of a podcast format. While quite short, definitely worth listening.

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  • ANDREW GRIFFIN
  • 23-04-21

Problem audio bait and switch

I’m a great fan of Simon Sharma,so when offered an interview or conversation I was delighted, and he didn’t disappoint, but there was no mention of the book being discussed to open, and you have to guess what they are referring to......certainly he would have expected that some background has been given to the listener......I generally read works proferred in this manner , free....if I know the authors work, but. Other ones of these free offerings also fall short.....ie one short story...just teasers......Eisenberg for instance.....

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  • C
  • 05-07-21

Why offer a taster for a book you don’t stock?

The « selection » on audible is becoming worse and worse, clogged up with true crime, crappy US trash, confessional rubbish and people reading their own self-published epics. Why promote this when none of Schama’s books except his history of Britain are even available ??!

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  • J. Wexler
  • 29-08-19

Took 40 seconds to become bored stiff.

So simon, you spent the morning doing dialogue, how was that for you?

What a fabulous start. Why not So Simon, you showered and brushed your teeth this morning, how was that for you?

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  • michael
  • 16-07-19

Wonderful interview

As always with Simon’s work, this interview is brimming with detail and energy, just like his writing. Thoroughly recommended.

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  • Joan Edwards
  • 22-09-18

Simon Schama

Simon Schama is a great author and journalist. This is a nice free interview. Loved it!

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  • EmilyK
  • 03-09-18

Schama is always interesting

Fascinating interview with Simon Schama. He is always witty and perceptive. I enjoy these Audible interviews as an extra benefit of membership, even though they are short.