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All But My Life Audiobook

All But My Life

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Publisher's Summary

A classic of Holocaust literature, Gerda Weissmann Klein's celebrated memoir tells the moving story of a young woman's 3 frightful years as a slave laborer of the Nazis and her miraculous liberation. All But My Life stands as the ultimate lesson in humanity, hope, and friendship. Klein's memoir is the basis for the HBO Academy Award-winning best documentary short, One Survivor Remembers.

©1995 by Gerda Weissmann Klein; (P)1997 by Blackstone Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"Soul-searching and human...A moving personal testament to courage." (The New York Times)
"...as sensitive and 'disturbing' a story as The Diary of Anne Frank." (Library Journal)

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    Melissa 06-14-16
    Melissa 06-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "a must read"

    very moving and informative. Learned new things about the Holocaust that I had never heard before

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    Monika 11-22-15
    Monika 11-22-15 Member Since 2011

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    "Never let the world forget . . ."

    The strength and persistence of the Holocaust victims' determination to survive is beyond words. If put to the test, I don't know if I would have that strength. I pray this part of history will never repeat itself.

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    Nancy L. Collins 06-07-15

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    "Compelling Story, Excellent Narrator"
    Any additional comments?

    This is not just another Holocaust story. The author's writing and prose is as superior as any literary work. There are a few negative reviews with regard to the narration. I found the narrator perfect for the story. She was in no way dry or unemotional. She was awesome. Almost a female Scott Brick. Scott Brick is known for his subtle emotional narrations. It's his calling card. I will put Grace Conlin in that category. Do not fear purchasing this book because of the narrator. She is perfect pairing for this story.

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    sojo 05-21-15
    sojo 05-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "story was great, reader was not"

    I enjoyed the true story because I am intrigued by accounts of WW2, but the narrator seemed bored.

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    Dr Brampton, ON, Canada 04-03-15
    Dr Brampton, ON, Canada 04-03-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Life over evil of the Holocaust"
    If you could sum up All But My Life in three words, what would they be?

    the beauty of words even discibing great evil


    What was one of the most memorable moments of All But My Life?

    life winning through against all odds


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

    no


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the will to survive death Not to blame God for forsaken her and her people


    Any additional comments?

    Near perfect,a download of a map would have been nice.One was left with the story of will. Reading was done very detached.The agony was not overplayed.It would be nice to know if she still had faith

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    Caroline 02-05-15
    Caroline 02-05-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Shameful narrator"
    What didn’t you like about Grace Conlin’s performance?

    How can you have a narrator about the Holocaust who can't pronounce "Auschwitz"? Shame!


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    ann warner 01-25-15
    ann warner 01-25-15

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    "Exceptional"

    I know people who were friends with Gerda and Kurt. What remarkable people and story of pure endurance and perseverance. I read a lot of this time period and forever am deeply touched by the cruelty of humans to humans, but also the opposite. This story will stay with me always.

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    HNC 11-14-14
    HNC 11-14-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Very Good"
    Would you consider the audio edition of All But My Life to be better than the print version?

    N/A


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gertrude


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Probably when Gertrude met the American man who became her husband. She spoke of him with such pride. It made me as a listener happy to feel her relief that she was saved.


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

    Surviving Hitler's Rule


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    B Rose Ivins, UT USA 10-12-14
    B Rose Ivins, UT USA 10-12-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Horrible narration!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Maybe someone new to audible who hasn't heard the terrific narrators on here.


    Would you recommend All But My Life to your friends? Why or why not?

    Maybe reading the book since it has such great reviews but not on audible with this narrator.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Grace Conlin?

    Almost anyone else


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

    Disappointment since I couldn't stand listening to it, so couldn't finish the book. Only made it through the first 45 mins or so.


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    Tracy Cincinnati, OH, United States 06-01-14
    Tracy Cincinnati, OH, United States 06-01-14 Member Since 2013

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    "An old audio book converted with mixed results"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This is an old audio book that was converted to a digital file, with mixed results. Save you rmoney.


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