The main character the jewis woman
This was my first Audio book, and the experience was more than I expect.
A real life story of someone living during the most terrible time in the way humans can treat their own ranks one of the highest of my non-fiction reading.
Edith because of her strength and beliefs.
Barbara makes the characters come alive with all of the detail in her voices. She paints the picture of the actual person to the point that you could pick them out in a crowd.
The whole book.
Because of my following of Barbara Rosenblat, I now have even more respect for the Jewish struggles and losses.
Yes. It is an excellent story and gives a deep insight into life during the Nazi-Era from both the Jewish and the German angle.
The human will to survive - regardless of any obstacles. And, of course, a first hand recollection of the times as experienced by a Jewess thrown into a 100% Nazi environment.
This is my first Barbara Rosenblat experience - and will certainly not be my last. She is a very, very good narrator.
Highly recommended - for the story (a true story!) as well as the narrator.
The details of life in Nazi Germany revealed in the story in an engaging way. The writing style took you out of yourself and put you in Edit Hann's shoes.
Edit Hann Beer, her honesty about trying to save herself by disguising as a non-Jew in Nazi Germany whilst knowing that other Jews were being killed in death camps.
The scene in which Edit Hann is interviewed by a Nazi officer responsible for Race Relations and he tells her exactly what to do to invent a non-Jewish identity for herself and how to use that identity to survive the war and what to do to avoid detection.
Yes, without doubt.
More stuff like this please. Beautifully read by Barbara Rosenblat and written in a way that made you feel that you were there with Edit in the room, experiencing her joys and disasters.
I listened to this book mesmerized by Edith's story and having to tell myself that this wasn't fiction. Her strength of character through unbelievable hardships shines through. life under Nazi Germany came alive in this book. The cruelty of mankind towards people who are different was evident throughout. A must listen to book. Narrator was excellent. Totally believable, inspirational and not over-dramatic. This story will stay with me.
The fact it was a true story
I kept having to remind myself that she wasn't The Nazi Officer's Wife, but only the reader.
Not a typical Holocaust story, but another true hero in my eyes.
The narration was perfect and very compelling.
Stirs up your imagination and emotions.
Fully captures the description of the era as it walks you in step with the author's experiences.
The narrator was perfect!
I listened to the story twice in a row and has become one of my favorites.
Don't be afraid by the title or a publisher review. The story is so alive and breathaking not to mention it is based on real facts. I felt I was watching a movie rather than listening to a narration, it was so vivid. Just can't stop. Barbara Rosenblat's narration this time was absolutely amazing! One of my favorite listens of all times!!!
This book was quite interesting. The life of Edith and what she went through as a Jew during WWII. Barbara Rosenblat does a fantastic job as a reader. Her accent is well executed and easy to understand. Definately worth listening too.
Great read! Very smart and creative. She was a very strong woman. You do what you have to do in a situation that she was in. I hated to put it down could not wait to pick it up again. Wonderfully spoken by the narrator. A must have.