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Saving Amelie Audiobook

Saving Amelie

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Increasingly wary of her father's genetic research, Rachel Kramer has determined that this trip with him to Germany - in the summer of 1939 - will be her last. But a cryptic letter from her estranged friend, begging Rachel for help, changes everything.

Married to SS officer Gerhardt Schlick, Kristine sees the dark tides turning and fears her husband views their daughter, Amelie, deaf since birth, as a blight on his Aryan bloodline. Once courted by Schlick, Rachel knows he's as dangerous as the swastikas that hang like ebony spiders from every government building in Berlin. She fears her father's files may hold answers about Hitler's plans for others, like Amelie, whom the regime deems "unworthy of life". She risks searching his classified documents only to uncover shocking secrets about her own history and a family she's never known.

Now hunted by the SS, Rachel turns to Jason Young - a driven, disarming American journalist and unlikely ally - who connects her to the resistance and to controversial theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Forced into hiding, Rachel's every ideal is challenged as she and Jason walk a knife's edge, risking their lives - and asking others to do the same - for those they barely know but come to love.

©2014 Cathy Gohlke (P)2016 Recorded Books

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    Tracey San Antonio, TX, United States 11-23-16
    Tracey San Antonio, TX, United States 11-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not exactly what I expected"

    Basically, this is a good story. I just wasn't prepared for the heavy religious input. As a Christian it was not at all offensive, but for those of other faiths or none at all it may be off putting.

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    Stephanie 09-26-16
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    Wonderful! Couldn't stop listening! The story was so eye opening to so many other things going on in Germany at the time of WW2.

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    Lynn Montgomery, IN, United States 09-13-16
    Lynn Montgomery, IN, United States 09-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Best author ever"

    So disappointed I can't get the rest of this ladies books...her writing style is amazing and you are taken away in her books and you won't want to come back. I haven't listened to anything this last week cause I couldn't quite thinking about Saving Amelie....super great!!!!

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    Helge Norway 09-04-16
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Saving Amelie to be better than the print version?

    For me it is. A printed version is something I don' think I would buy


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Uma, the little deaf girl, and the priests


    What about Rachel Botchan’s performance did you like?

    That she after a long time ended up seeing she wasn't in the center of the world. The idea of genocides is repelling


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Just loved juved it. It was really exciting and filled with some action

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