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Jasmine

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  • The Seamstress

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Sara Tuvel Bernstein, Louise Loots Thornton, Marlene Bernstein Samuels
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
    Overall
    (525)
    Performance
    (478)
    Story
    (474)

    Told with the same old-fashioned narrative power as the novels of Herman Wouk, The Seamstress is the true story of Seren (Sara) Tuvel Bernstein and her survival during wartime. This powerful eyewitness account of survival, told with power and grace, will stay with listeners for years to come.

    Mary says: "One of the most moving books..............."
    "Love and survival in equal measure"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Seamstress the most enjoyable?

    Wanda McCaddon. I agree with other readers. This is the best account of life in the camps I have read. Whether it was the fact that it was from a female perspective or that love features so heavily in Sara's tale, I don't know whether it would have touched me quite as much if I had read it or it'd had another narrator. When ever I started listening, I became lost in the story, and I find that happens with all of Wanda's narrations.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Seamstress?

    The behaviour of the Auschwitz survivors in the hospital after liberation. It brought home how ferociously these human beings had had to fight for their own survival. How long did it take for them to trust other human beings again?


    Have you listened to any of Wanda McCaddon’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. The usual fabulousness.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not laugh nor cry but certainly sadness and relief.


    Any additional comments?

    I started listening again as soon as I'd finished it.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful

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