Audie Award Winner, Biography and Memoir, 2013
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.
©1999 Sara Tuvel Bernstein (P)2011 Tantor
"There are many recent accounts of Holocaust victims, but this work stands alone as a testimony to personal strength and an independent spirit." (Library Journal)
Enjoyable? Hum, let's see, I enjoyed the story even though it was extremely sad and very hard to listen to at times but I wanted to heard every single word.
Yes because we take things for granted. It makes us realize how very small our troubles are compared to those who lived through what Sara and all the others did and that anyone survived is amazing.
Great book, I'm so thankful it was written as I know there are people who deny this ever took place or that it was greatly exaggerated. It couldn't have been easy to relive this as she told her story.
A Great job was done by all three people involved. Firstly for the courage of Sara Bernstein to share her story of such a tragic and terrible experience. Without People of her ilk we would not have as good understanding of what really went on at a deaper level. Also this book doesnt just succeed because of the story but also because it has been very written by the author and a great performance by the narrator. A very good book all round.
Listening to this book was almost painful at times - maybe because of the subject matter or maybe because it was a true story but it does an incredible job of not letting us ever forget the horrors of the Holocaust. How this remarkable woman survived and even more, was able to survive with her good heart and caring soul intact is beyond my understanding. The will to live is strong in all humans, but Sara's ability to survive is beyond measure. Everyone should read this book and never, ever forget what happened during this terrible time.
Words can not describe how courageous Sara Tuvel was. This book is heroic, humbling, sad, inspiring and courageous. Wanda McCaddon is a good reader, but sometimes I was a little annoyed how she used a childlike voice when speaking as a character or as young Sara Tuvel. She used this childlike voice with Sara's sisters and other friends. Unfortunately this voice made those characters somewhat less empathetic. This is just a slight complaint, this book was still 5 stars!
A 2 hour film would not do it justice.
There was one chapter on cryptography and I found it fascinating...
Yes. It's amazingly well written and harrowing in its detail of personal suffering and overcoming of that suffering.
The scenes of the author riding on a bus in Bucharest and seeing men hanging on meat hooks in the town square... just so scary!
No. It's too much. It's very dark at times.
LOVE the accent!
This beautifully narrated story tells of an extraordinary woman who was determined to survive in spite of what the Nazis did to her and her family. Told in the first person, the listener gains detailed knowledge of what it was like for a Jewish woman to survive WWII. The narrator's accent in this reading gives the listener the feeling that you are literally listening to Sara herself.
So many things...Sara was such an incredible woman and the narration couldn't have been better.
It seemed as though Sara was telling the story.
Her strength and courage throughout.
Thank you so much to the family for writing this book and having it available on Audible!
A good listener!
This was an example of a woman who, despite the grimmest circumstances imaginable, always looked at the possibility of and for goodness. Well written, well narrated. I loved it.
I did not read print version.
Probably not...her accent was a little heavy for my liking.
The struggle to become well again when she was in hospital.
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