This is not just another Holocaust story. The author's writing and prose is as superior as any literary work. There are a few negative reviews with regard to the narration. I found the narrator perfect for the story. She was in no way dry or unemotional. She was awesome. Almost a female Scott Brick. Scott Brick is known for his subtle emotional narrations. It's his calling card. I will put Grace Conlin in that category. Do not fear purchasing this book because of the narrator. She is perfect pairing for this story.
the beauty of words even discibing great evil
life winning through against all odds
the will to survive death Not to blame God for forsaken her and her people
Near perfect,a download of a map would have been nice.One was left with the story of will. Reading was done very detached.The agony was not overplayed.It would be nice to know if she still had faith
I know people who were friends with Gerda and Kurt. What remarkable people and story of pure endurance and perseverance. I read a lot of this time period and forever am deeply touched by the cruelty of humans to humans, but also the opposite. This story will stay with me always.
Probably when Gertrude met the American man who became her husband. She spoke of him with such pride. It made me as a listener happy to feel her relief that she was saved.
Surviving Hitler's Rule
Maybe someone new to audible who hasn't heard the terrific narrators on here.
Maybe reading the book since it has such great reviews but not on audible with this narrator.
Almost anyone else
Disappointment since I couldn't stand listening to it, so couldn't finish the book. Only made it through the first 45 mins or so.
This is an old audio book that was converted to a digital file, with mixed results. Save you rmoney.
Tragic, youth, friendship
The Seamtress (very good!)
When she lost her best friend.
This true story is through the eyes of Gerda as a teen to young adult during the Holocaust. It is very frank about her beliefs and feelings, for instance the man who wanted to marry her but she did not love. This was almost a tragedy within a tragedy. I enjoyed Gerda sharing her life, especially marrying the US soldier that liberated her. I also liked the last part of the book describing how Gerda coped with her past. A wonderfully strong woman who knew herself well.
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I never cease to be impressed by the stories and memoirs of people’s survival during the horrific times of WWII.
This is another book in a very long list of poignant stories set in that time – on some level I think it’s important to read them, it’s like honouring their struggles somehow… does that make any sence?
The recoding quality however is very poor, and only for that reason I would not recommend it because it’s very distracting. Skip it and move on to another one.