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The Hiding Place | [Corrie ten Boom, John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill]

The Hiding Place

At one time, Corrie ten Boom would have laughed at the idea that she had a story to tell. For the first 50 years of her life, nothing out of the ordinary ever happened to her. She was a spinster watchmaker living contentedly with her sister and their elderly father in the tiny house over their shop in Haarlem. Their uneventful days, as regulated as their own watches, revolved around their abiding love for one another. But with the Nazi invasion and occupation of Holland, everything changed....
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Publisher's Summary

At one time, Corrie ten Boom would have laughed at the idea that she had a story to tell. For the first 50 years of her life, nothing out of the ordinary ever happened to her. She was a spinster watchmaker living contentedly with her sister and their elderly father in the tiny house over their shop in Haarlem. Their uneventful days, as regulated as their own watches, revolved around their abiding love for one another.

But with the Nazi invasion and occupation of Holland, everything changed. Corrie ten Boom and her family became leaders in the Dutch underground, hiding Jewish people in their home in a specially built room and aiding their escape from the Nazis. For their pains, all but Corrie found death in a concentration camp.

Here is a story aglow with the glory of God and the courage of a quiet Christian whose life was transformed by it.

©1971 Corrie ten Boom and John and Elizabeth Sherrill (P)1993 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Wanda McCaddon does great credit to the writers of this true story. Her emotional control makes the tension and horror of the family’s plight more real and hideous. The listener is left with a story of extraordinary humanity, goodness and overwhelming love." (AudioFile)

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    Deborah Las Vegas, NV, United States 02-09-13
    Deborah Las Vegas, NV, United States 02-09-13 Member Since 2008
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    "A book that holds one's attention!"
    If you could sum up The Hiding Place in three words, what would they be?

    Heartwarming, educational and thrilling!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hiding Place?

    One of the most memorable moments for me is the way that Corrie was let out of the concentration camp BY "ACCIDENT!" the time when the home of the Ten Booms was invaded and the family was taken away, while the Jewish "guests" were not found, was also exciting.


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

    No, I have not listened to other books read by Wanda McCaddon, but she does a great job. I could feel Corrie's feelings in the way she read the story.


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

    I cried many times during the book- when Corrie's mother passes away, Times when Casper would teach a life concept to Corrie, and when Betsy dies. There were also many fun and happy times that made me laugh.


    Any additional comments?

    A nice book to listen to on a rainy day when feeling sorry for ones self.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon Bloomfield Hills, MI, United States 11-14-12
    Sharon Bloomfield Hills, MI, United States 11-14-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Must Read for Everyone!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Hiding Place the most enjoyable?

    I liked the accents, and they were not difficult to understand. Helped me feel like I was there.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cory, of course! She's was just an amazing person. So much courage!


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

    No


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this very much. I'd heard many times that this was a good book, but never had time to read it. I'm thankful for Audible that I finally was able to have it read to me! I found it very educational too. The graphic descriptions made me feel like I was there witnessing everything Cory was seeing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    rocham CA 08-18-12
    rocham CA 08-18-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Charmed by words and voice"
    What did you love best about The Hiding Place?

    Looking back on her life growing up with her parents and the Tantas. The love and warmth and candor of that time was very heartwarming and relatable....I listened to the early time several times for its nostalgia.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Corrie was my favorite because she was so human and someone I could relate to......not so faith driven that she was saintly.


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

    Her voice just lulls me...the way she spoke the name corrie was magical to my ears...I know these characters because their personalities where painted with soft strokes of vocal sounds and tones, pitches and speech patterns.


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

    When the family had the argument because nollie's daughter couldn't lie to the Gestapo....when Corrie was chiming in with her reasoning, it sounded very life-like....


    Any additional comments?

    I believe this was a story of great substance and the value was realized based on the talent of the story teller....she truly made the book come to life,

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susie Hudson, WI, United States 08-13-12
    Susie Hudson, WI, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Fascinating, intriguing and uplifting"
    If you could sum up The Hiding Place in three words, what would they be?

    The Ten Boom family hides Jews and works in an underground to find hiding places for Jews all over Holland. The family is discovered and sent to concentration camps. The Jews are never found in the secret room and eventually escape and survive the war.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The religious aspects and the faith that led the family to do what they did. This is a true
    story that shows how very many people resisted against the Germans in small ways and in large ways.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda Dahlonega, GA, United States 11-22-11
    Brenda Dahlonega, GA, United States 11-22-11
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    "I've read this before but worth reading again."

    These true stories need to be told.God will see his people thought if we keep our faith.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl United States 04-10-14
    Cheryl United States 04-10-14 Member Since 2011
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    "How simple and wonderful"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would encourage my believing friends to listen to this book and have your faith refreshed. My friends who have yet to know Christ has their Savior - listen and see how much God loves you - personally, practically, and fantastically.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hiding Place?

    Thank God in all things - even fleas. Something so unlikable, so un-understandable - God will use for my good.


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

    Oh yes - I had an extreme reaction. It reminded me of when my faith was young and new and not all weighed down with "life". Somehow I've complicated my faith but Corey reminded me that it's so simple. Trust God, He loves me. Ask God, He loves me. Know God - He loves me.


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    Carolyn Milwaukie, OR, United States 04-07-14
    Carolyn Milwaukie, OR, United States 04-07-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Religious"
    What did you like best about The Hiding Place? What did you like least?

    This was written by a Christian and had a very religious outlook. This is fine and people who enjoy religious books would probably enjoy that. However, I was looking more for a nonreligious historical account of the time and place she described.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    C. Gerace Buffalo, NY 12-22-13
    C. Gerace Buffalo, NY 12-22-13 Member Since 2013

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    "New Perspective"
    Would you listen to The Hiding Place again? Why?

    Yes!


    What did you like best about this story?

    This story is a reminder of just how life can change, and how we can choose to deal with those changes for the good of ourselves and others.


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

    I believed I was listening to the actual Corie Ten Boom...she sounded as if she'd been there, done that.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Basically, I did listen to this book in one sitting. I couldn't stop listening.


    Any additional comments?

    When day to day troubles get to you, listen to this story and get some major perspective lovingly slapped into you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    E. Little Houston, TX USA 12-04-13
    E. Little Houston, TX USA 12-04-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Loved it!"
    If you could sum up The Hiding Place in three words, what would they be?

    Incredible truth written


    What did you like best about this story?

    The wisdom and truth about God's interaction and relationship to us in this life.


    Which character – as performed by Wanda McCaddon – was your favorite?

    Corrie


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

    I cried at the beauty of the revelations of God given to us to help us in this life, and I cried at the horror of man's inhumanity to mankind. It takes a person to put hands and feet to the enemy's plans just as the Body of Christ, God's people, are Lord's hands and feet.


    Any additional comments?

    A must read for all!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hope O. Kiah Santa Fe, NM USA 12-01-13
    Hope O. Kiah Santa Fe, NM USA 12-01-13 Member Since 2012

    Hope Kiah

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    "The Ultimate Inspiration"
    Where does The Hiding Place rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book ranks extremely high on my list.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hiding Place?

    The fleas! When Corrie and Betsie entered their last barracks, in the camp where Betsie would pass away, they were assaulted by fleas. Betsie insisted on giving thanks for everything about the camp. Corrie reluctantly agreed to give thanks for the fleas. You must read the book to learn the blessings wrought by the fleas!


    Which character – as performed by Wanda McCaddon – was your favorite?

    Betsie was perfect. Corrie was my favorite because she was more real to me.


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

    Gifts in the darkness.


    Any additional comments?

    Perfect holiday reading. If you need uplifting, or lessons in appreciating your given situation, believe it or not, this holocaust memoir is IT.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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