This story is heartbreaking, and so very difficult to read/listen to, but I am so grateful that Sara Tuvel's story was told.
Wanda McCaddon's narration was superb! I felt like I was sitting with Sara herself. It's narrations like this that make my Audible subscription worth it. TEN stars for Wanda!
A wonderful story of survival,strength and determination
It allows you to understand what the mind is capable of under grave circumstances .
A remarkable story
Glad I ordered this book - while chilling and horrifying it also contains stories of family, resilience & hope told by a mist remarry able woman
Top 10%: moving true story, well written and narrated beautifully.
Sara, the main character. What a brave and loving soul she had, so full of humor, confidence and spirit.
Yes, except that I was sorry when it ended. It was hard to leave the world of such a special person.
I can't count how many Holocaust survivor stories I have read or heard. All are significant and moving. This story rests near the top, among the best. Everyone should live through Sara's story. It is less a tale of loss and horrors than it is one of love and hope. We all need more examples of both in our lives.
This is an amazing account of a woman's life focusing on her family life and survival of the holocaust. Intelligent, driven and independent, she worked hard to provide for her family before the war and even harder during her years in the concentration camps. She was always thinking of ways to obtain more food, stay warmer, keep herself and her sister and friends together and safe. This is what kept them all alive. She remained kind and optimistic through it all. Which is really what struck me most about this extraordinary woman. A must read and the narrator is perfect!
narrator had just enough accent to require attention. well written , not overly emotional considering the subject . endurance and courage above all hope
I have read many books about the Holocaust, seen many films, and have visited the camps in Poland but this book has made an indelible impression at a very deep emotional level. Sara's memoir is the most comprehensive and complete story that I've ever read and encourage its reading to whomever has the desire to understand how it really was.
Never too busy for a good book!
This is not the first book I have read/listened to describing the horrors of the holocaust. It always amazes me to see how determined the victims were to survive such unimaginable, deplorable conditions. Although the story started out slowly, it became more and more intense the further you got into the book.. I thank the author for sharing all these events. Reliving them in a memoir could not have been an easy task..
The true story of a Holocaust survivor is told in such a way that you really do want to hear more. It isn't just a series of gruesome details, though there are some of those. Rather, it is a story of a young girl whose life was interrupted by 4 years of horror, yet she was strong and lively...and even somehow happy.
Although the writer vividly describes the bad, she equally tells of the beauty of family, love and spirit. Be sure to stick around for the epilogue. It's also very interesting.