No, some interesting history wise but usually we need some light at the end of the tunnel
Pretty good performance
Not for me
Really angered me when book ended without them meeting when description said they did?
Heartfelt, inspiring, magical
I loved the idea that "what is meant to be will be" no matter what. The story was awesome and I would not have minded if it had ended with a little more detail on this eternally loving couple had rekindled their love. Finding true love in your youth and innocence, and then being separated by unpredictable horrendous historical events. The Holocaust was a terrible injustice to a mass population and this is one of the most detailed, up close and personal accounts that I have ever listened to. I love how they met and was so disheartened with them having to live separate lives, and then became grateful and so happy when they found each other again. It was such a positive, moving story. Family loyalty and choices separated these soul mates for years, but it was the infinite connection of love between the main characters that reunited them at a perfect time, at a wedding of another beginning love story. I absolutely loved this story!!
I loved their voices; perfect for the characters they read for. They read with so much feeling and compassion; I was totally immersed in the story. I cried with each character reading in sad moments, and even the warm moments.
Forever love exists!!! Inspirational, sensational, even spiritual love story.
This story reminded me of stories in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Wonderful audiobook:)
The stories within the story were able to pull you deeper and deeper. The struggles and the power we find within ourselves to survive.
The charcoal sketch of the child and mother at birth and the color to give it life with the only color she had, a drop of her blood. That was a powerful moment which screamed out the horror and one simple beauty of everything around them.
The voices of the two main characters and the way they spoke with a slight Yiddish accent. It always makes the listening more enjoyable.
They were all wonderful, but Yosef and Linka (? of spelling) are the main characters. Everyone else is part of their story. They are strong and real.
This book was awe inspiring, shocking, real and heart wrenching. The treatment of the Jews by the Nazis is more terrible than can be described. I think this was very close to real life. Much of the characters were based on real people and events. It was an amazing book. I loved it and would recommend it to anyone interested in the Holocaust.
I hope she writes more. A most compelling book.
I am a long-time listener to audible books - commuting, hiking - love 'em! Especially historical fiction and thrillers!
Absolutely. The characters are well defined and the story is compelling.
Well, the ending, of course!
They are both expert narrators and truly brought these characters to life.
It made me cry. It made me pull over into a parking lot to sit through to the end.
One of the best stories of the Holocaust era I've ever read. It doesn't get maudlin or overly illustrative, just depicts a carefully delineated picture of what life was like for the Jews in Terezin.
There is nothing better than a good book!
This book was recommended after I finished The Storyteller and I am so glad it was! The Lost Wife is loosely based on true events. The narration was flawless and I loved how it was told... If you enjoyed The Storyteller, this is a must have! Beautiful, heart wrenching, and shocking.... Bravo Alyson Richman!
The alternation between the male and female narratators helped to add suspense as the story unfolded. I couldn't wait to hear what had happened to Josef after hearing an episode from Lenka's experience, and vice versa.
I can't remember the last time I cried while reading a book, but I cried several times while listening to The Lost Wife. This book touched on so many different types of love. For me, love was the message of this story.
Such a heart-wrenching story and so beautifully written. I can't remember crying during a book since A Tale of Two Cities a few years ago; I did a bit for this one. The horrors of the Final Solution hit home. Though this story has some unusual twists, it seems so believable because some among the millions who suffered must have had similar experiences.
Excellent production, the story covered so much... life before, during, and after the war. I loved getting to know the characters and glimpsing what it must be like to have survived the holocaust. I think back upon friends' parents I knew with a deeper appreciation for how they managed their new lives in the US. While listening to the audio book I couldn't help think that if only some of Donald Trump's supporters could hear this story and learn a little history, they wouldn't be so quick to condemn another solely based on a person's religion.
I liked the way the author wove the two young lovers into a pattern of separate life times. The lost wife lived through the most unimaginal horrors but was able to survive through her art. The story of what happened to Jewish Art during the holocaust is not often told.
Sarah s Key
I thought she was really special. He came across best when he described himself before his grandsons wedding
I did .
Don't read this if you don't expect to cry.