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Kommandant's Girl | [Pam Jenoff]

Kommandant's Girl

September 1939. Overnight, Jewish 19-year-old Emma Bau's world is turned upside down when Germany invades Poland. And after only six weeks of marriage, her husband Jacob, a member of the Resistance, is forced to flee. Escaping the ghetto, Emma assumes a new, Christian identity and finds work at Nazi headquarters. As secretary to the charismatic Kommandant Richwalder, Emma vows to use her unique position to gather intelligence for the Resistance - by any means necessary.
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September 1939. Overnight, Jewish 19-year-old Emma Bau's world is turned upside down when Germany invades Poland. And after only six weeks of marriage, her husband Jacob, a member of the Resistance, is forced to flee. Escaping the ghetto, Emma assumes a new, Christian identity and finds work at Nazi headquarters.

As secretary to the charismatic Kommandant Richwalder, Emma vows to use her unique position to gather intelligence for the Resistance - by any means necessary...

©2007 Pam Jenoff; (P)2008 Recorded Books LLC

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    Simone St Laurent, Quebec, Canada 07-26-14
    Simone St Laurent, Quebec, Canada 07-26-14 Member Since 2006

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    Overall the story is a good one, but I still had trouble with a lot of it.

    My biggest issue is that I just didn’t buy the chemistry between the Kommandant and his Girl, and since that’s the entire point of the book it made it hard to get into. I had to suspend my disbelief and just take her word for it that she was “hot for the Nazi” as opposed to really sensing her dilemma.

    I also found the ending too contrived; I don’t want to give it away, but suffice it to say it was all a little too neat.

    Nevertheless I was interested in the characters enough to get the sequel (The Diplomat’s Wife), and I am starting it right away.

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    Pat Valley, AL, United States 10-22-13
    Pat Valley, AL, United States 10-22-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Predictable"

    I wanted to read a war-torn or poignant or at least interesting story about a woman who is used to spy on the top German in Krakow in WW2. What I got was a predictable story and trite piece of writing. The author's first mistake was to use the present tense. That keeps the gentle reader at arm's length and Ms. Jenoff's story was just not enough to draw me in. Coupled with a lackluster performance by the reader, and I was happy to have this book come to an end.

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  • Joseph
    Derby, United Kingdom
    3/9/09
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    "the Kommandants Girls"

    Exellent book - I could stop listening to it, It covered love tragedy, friendship and adventure. The plight of the Jews in Poland during WW II - I would recomend this book to everyone.

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  • Rachel
    Anstey, United Kingdom
    4/17/11
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    "Hmmmm...."

    Somewhere in here is a much better book trying to get out.
    The idea is good, but the writing isn't particularly and the characters are wooden. Some of the dialogue is terrible (the word okay is used too often) and some of the events are ludicrous.
    *SPOILER ALERT*
    Would it really have been that easy to get in touch with the Resistance, especially when they had gone 'dark'?
    Krysia might have been Catholic, but she had been married to a Jew, would the Germans have been that accepting of her?
    Before Emma/Anna left the city she had to say goodbye to her parents in the Ghetto, she went to the wall, conveniently found a gap, looked through and guess who just happened to be taking a walk in the middle of the night? Yes, it was her father!
    On her last night with the Kommandant Emma/Anna gave him a hefty dose of a sedative to enable her to sneak off easily. This drug was enough to knock him out within minutes, but then a couple of hours later he was awake enough to be driving around looking for her.
    I could go on, but you get the general idea, I won't be rushing to listen to anything else by this author.

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