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Many people think stories (true or fictional) set in 1930s and 40s Europe are too heavy and too depressing to read. Not for me! I find them remarkable, inspiring and compelling. I’ve never once not been impressed by first-hand recollections and inspiring tales of life in those times.
The true story of Edith Hahn is no exception – it had me glued from start to finish
It is an interesting story buit not as amazing as I had hoped I love this period in history but her story did not grab me
Say something about yourself!
A young woman who refused to be beaten by the Nazi regime and all that it stood for. An amazing story narrated in such a wonderful way that i found myself cheering for Edith and yet at the same time full of sorrow that anyone should have to go through what she and many other's had to just to survive.
My reviews are rather simple but only because I want to convey my impressions of a story. I leave summaries to the publisher. LOVE Audible!
I did not read the print version.
The Book Thief because of the subject matter I suppose.
I have not listened to her other performances but would highly recommend this narrator. I felt like I was sitting at the kitchen table with her totally enraptured by her story.
Extreme reactions? Revulsion at the cruelty, relief at some of the kindnesses, I laughed out loud and I was frustrated too. Great book.
The performer was amazing. It was like listening to a speaker at Temple. The story was incredible and well written.
This is a stretch, but if you like memoirs listen to "In the water they can't see you cry" by Amanda Beard.
I am not sure that I had a favorite scene. I enjoyed how she always seemed to remember her Jewish identity.
I think Edith was the most memorable character. She was a smart, independent and intelligent woman.
Definitely a great way to spend some time! Loved the whole package, story, and narrator!
I was tempted to stop listening at times. It's a common story for the time; I was looking a "specialness" that I didn't find. She was an educated woman and a judge. Impressive. Otherwise, it's an often-told story of a Jew passing as a gentile to ride out that awful period of history.
Yes, it was a different and fascinating look at life under that Hilter regime.
Even though it is an autobiography, it reads much like a "thriller"
No, but I usually listen to audiobooks while running and I found myself spending extra time walking at the end of my run so that I could listen longer.
I bought this book on the basis of the reviews, now I find myself in a minority. In general I thought this was boring, saved only by excellent narration, but couldn't save the book. Certainly the main character demonstrated courage, but to often this was encapsulated in long periods that lead nowhere. Given the principle topic, ie the Holocaust I felt I should have been involved more. Dissapointing in the extreme