I know that from a politically correct standpoint, I should praise this Holocaust survival memoir. It just isn't as good as others I have read, so for me it was just OK. The author's notes at the end were actually the most interesting part of the whole book.
The story was told with all the horror of the situation and at the same time a feeling of hope. I felt like I was listening to the author telling me what happened over a cup of tea.
She did a great job with voices, there was never any confusion about who was talking.
I have read many, many stories on the holocaust. This story is very touch and I just love Wanda McCaddon's accent. I could wait to listen everyday on my way to work. Highly recommended.
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How many books like this have I read? They are always good. Human resilience is amazing… and sadly, so is cruelty.
This recollection of suffering and surviving through hard times was just as riveting as the others, and therefore another must-read.
Sara Tuvel Bernstein is an exceptional example of the kind of skills needed for survival of unimaginable horror. This was an uplifting story for me, despite the topic and has given me much to think about in terms of the kind of emotional and mental skills needed to endure life's suffering. Beautiful performance by Wanda McCaddon - you won't be able to put it down.
The gifted reader brought to life Sara's heartbreaking losses and unwillingness to absent herself from this world. I've only met one Holocaust survivor. Now I have an insight into her experience. So glad I listened.
One courageous woman.
The genuine nature of Sarah's personality shone throughout the story. How she adapted her independent spirit to the atrocious ordeal she suffered was fascinating.
Wanda's narration brought a whole new dimension to the story. There was nary a false note in her presentation of the this vibrant woman.
Spirit of survival.
I was totally mesmerized by the account of Sarah's experience. It was told with such honesty and warmth. Despite the often painful aspects of her life, her perseverance and spirit of survival are an inspiration for us all.
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I love books that are written in first person. Not long after you start listening you feel one with the author. The simplicity and matter of fact analysis of the author's account seem simple at first, yet are very rich and profound, once you think about them.
There was no particular moment I would pick, but the way Sara handled and acted in different situations was remarkable, somewhat unexpected, witty and shaped and saved some of the lives of those that met her.
I got this book on sale, but it's worth a credit. Yes, it is a Holocaust story, but what I liked most about it was that Sara did not seem bitter and hateful. She ended up being the master of her destiny - in a worldly sense.
in the top five
this is the first story I have listened to about survivors of the holocaust so I cannot compare to any other book.
for me she captured the moments of Sarah's life in good times and in terrible times as well
there were several but I literally cried after Sarah was rescued and weighed. it broke my heart
This book moved me so much. Nothing in my life can never be so terrible compared to what all of these women went through. this book did change my life. I recommend it to anyone.
This is one of the best audio books that I have listened to. The narrator portrays the characters believably.
It is a story of the Holocaust, so that being said, many stories have been written about this horrendous time in history. But, it is told in a way so that your very soul is crying out for the injustices that these people had to face.
The main character, Sara, was portrayed with authenticity.