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Jillian

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  • Rena's Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Rena Kornreich Gelissen, Heather Dune Macadam
    • Narrated By Heather Dune Macadam
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (30)

    "I do not hate. To hate is to let Hitler win." - Rena Kornreich Gelissen. On March 26, 1942, the first mass transport of Jews - 999 young women - arrived in Auschwitz. Among them was Rena Kornreich, the 716th woman numbered in camp. A few days later, her sister Danka arrives and so begins a trial of love and courage that will last three years and 41 days, from the beginning Auschwitz death camp to the end of the war.

    Erin says: "Great story, poor recording and performance."
    "Loved!!"
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    Story
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I Loved Rena. Her story was amazing and I can not believe just how strong she was and how much she cared for her family and friends!


    What about Heather Dune Macadam’s performance did you like?

    I thought she did a great job, and I enjoyed the way she sounded


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

    I loved the book, i felt as though I was attached to the characters and thought the story was real and a true of what it was like in the camps. I also really enjoyed the facts they provided which just proved how real the story really was!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girls from the Five Great Valleys: Nancy Pearl's Book Lust

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Savage
    • Narrated By Kimberly Harsch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Determined to climb the social ladder in Missoula, Montana, Hilary knows appearances are crucial to getting ahead - but she’s in for a rude awakening. With a rough home life, Doll seeks every chance she can to escape and hang out with one of the local bad boys, but her need to be noticed may land her in serious trouble. Janet hasn’t inherited the smarts of her doctor father, but she’s content to let life lead her rather than grab the steering wheel. Kathy’s the smartest of the group, but her know-it-all attitude can be a real turnoff.

    Jillian says: "Confusing!"
    "Confusing!"
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    Story
    What would have made The Girls from the Five Great Valleys better?

    The story line was so confusing, I could not keep track of what was going on. I really wish they would have gone into more detail about each girl so that you could "get to know them each" better and understand there home lives. It was straight up a mess of a story line.


    How could the performance have been better?

    All the mens voices sounded pretty creepy and the same. The girls voices were a little to fake.


    Any additional comments?

    I was really looking forward to listen to a book about Montana, being born and raised in Montana I was really hoping to connect with the story a bit more and it was a complete let down. I would not listen to this again or recommend it to anyone else.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing Up in the Holocaust

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Livia Bitton-Jackson
    • Narrated By Christine Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    Imagine being a 13-year-old girl in love with boys, school, family - life itself. Then suddenly, in a matter of hours, your life is shattered by the arrival of a foreign army. This is the memoir of Elli Friedmann, who was 13 years old in March 1944, when the Nazis invaded Hungary. It describes her descent into the hell of Auschwitz, a concentration camp where, because of her golden braids, she was selected for work instead of extermination. In intimate, excruciating details she recounts what it was like.

    Jillian says: ""My God, My God""
    ""My God, My God""
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I did not really enjoy this book at all. I felt like the story was very vague and all I can remember is her saying "My God, My God" through the whole thing. I did not get emotionally attached to the characters and therefore found it hard to enjoy.


    Has I Have Lived a Thousand Years turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I like this part of history and will continue to read and listen to books about it.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Christine Williams’s performances?

    No. I did not like her voice.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Slightly disappointed.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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