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Ella

Ella toronto,, Ontario, Canada Member Since 2005

Knowledge is knowing the way. Wisdom is looking for an alternative, more interesting road to get there. Audiobooks are that road.

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  • "Excellent, don't skip this one."

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    My husband and I listened to this book on our long drive down to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where there is an exhibit called "Daniel's Story" to go with this book. I was a little disappointed by the exhibit, but not by the book. Daniel's Story is an excellent account of what it was like living through the horrors of the holocaust through the eyes of a young boy. He witnesses unspeakable tortures and fears for his own life and that of his entire family including his young sister. He is forced to stand by and watch those he loves suffer and he can do nothing to help. Seeing and feeling this kind of inhuman unspeakable behavior from one human being to another, through the eyes of an innocent child, really hammers home the evil people are capable of. I am very experienced with the holocaust, having grown up as a child of two survivors and having read countless books on the subject. I am now in the midst of writing my own novel. Daniel's Story in an excellent way to introduce this shameful time in our history to young people everywhere. It's appropriate for adults and young adults alike. The reader did a decent job as well. For a short book it really packs a punch. Even though it's only 3.5 hours long, it's worth every bit of the credit it cost me. I have listened to books that were over 24 hours long that did not affect me like this short novel did.

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    Daniel's Story

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Carol Matas
    • Narrated By Daniel Carpenter-Gold
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    How does Daniel survive one of history's worst nightmares? Since the Nazis came to power in 1933, this extended Jewish family has been relentlessly persecuted and finally forced from their home in Frankfurt, Germany to the Jewish ghetto in Poland and on to the death camps.

    Ella says: "Excellent, don't skip this one."
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Jeri

Jeri Mineral Wells, TX, USA 07-22-10 Member Since 2006
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  • "Pop by Gordon Korman"

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    Always love Gordon Korman, but this one was so much fun! The main character is a fun-loving, but hard-working teen in a new town who enjoys and then is annoyed by his new friend, Charlie. He finally shows empathy for the man and his condition and begins to understand him better than his family. Fully-developed characters that move the story along. Recommended for football players and those who want to learn more about different forms of Alzheimer's.

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    POP

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Gordon Korman
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
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    When Marcus moves to a new town, he doesn't have any friends. While practicing football for impending tryouts, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with former NFL star Charlie Popovich, nicknamed "The King of Pop". Charlie is a charismatic prankster, and the best football player Marcus has ever seen. But when his behavior starts getting more and more erratic, Marcus learns a secret: Charlie is suffering from early onset Alzheimer's from the concussions he sustained while playing professional football.

    Jeri says: "Pop by Gordon Korman"

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