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Barbara

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  • 611 titles in library
  • 28 purchased in 2014
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  • Flory: A Miraculous Story of Survival

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Flory A. Van Beek
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (41)

    Like Anne Frank, Flory Van Beek was a young girl caught in the ruthless Nazi occupation of Holland. But Flory survived to recount her extraordinary story of persecution and survival. Flory and her husband, Felix, endured the sinking of a ship bound for safety in the New World, the increasing danger of the occupation, and finally a life in hiding. This inspiring account vividly captures the terror of the Holocaust while telling a poignant story of love and courage.

    D. Hurley says: "Inspiring Story"
    "Best way to learn history"
    Overall

    I hated history in school but if I had had this book I think I could learn to love history. This was real life, in the raw and the people and their courage and their giving and their sorrows. I have listened to this book several times and have come away with a better awareness of today each time. I highly recommend it. I thank Flory for giving us her story.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23430)
    Performance
    (10038)
    Story
    (10111)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
    "Excellent read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo again? Why?

    I have listented to this book several times and found it to be as interesting the fifth time as it was the first Much info was given about many different things all tied neatly up in the story line a wonderful way to get a touch of information causing me to go research the subject matter.
    I highly recommend this book,


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Salinger she is a real true survivor no i am strong who can help me crap


    What does Simon Vance bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    kept the mood with different folks and different situations was hardly aware it was a book but real folks doing their own things


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    not sure what a tag line is but this is about real people doing real things in a real life situation doubt you could put the entire book into a movie better off with a tv once a week for a few weeks to get the job done right


    Any additional comments?

    a very satifing read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
    • Narrated By Paul Baymer, Susan Duerden, Roselyn Landor, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3251)
    Performance
    (1426)
    Story
    (1425)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The best book club you’ve never heard of – but will be eager to join, courtesy of a full cast of true characters. January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb....

    Kent says: "MUCH better than I ever expected! Give it a try!"
    "Livin history"
    Overall

    I have seen, read and listened to radio, movietone news regarding WWII but this book brought it home to me. A story of survivors during a time when the world went nuts. The compassion, the "living" through a truly hard time and yet having something for another person you hardly knew or did not know at all. I have listened to this book several times and come away knowing there are strong, good people in this world even now. I highly recommend this to everyone.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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