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The Lost Wife Audiobook

The Lost Wife: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers. Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit, and the strength of memory.

©2011 Alyson Richman (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Baxter Central IL USA 11-12-15
    Baxter Central IL USA 11-12-15 Member Since 2011

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    "Heartbreaking and Hopeful"
    Would you listen to The Lost Wife again? Why?

    Yes. I loved the characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lenka was my favorite character. Her strength and determination were inspiring.


    What does George Guidall and Suzanne Toren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Having two narrators tell the story was very effective.


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

    The end was fabulous.


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    Kevin 11-12-15
    Kevin 11-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Mesmerizing"

    Well written and performed. Hated to come to the end. Will look for more books by this author.

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    Amanda Winchester, TN, United States 11-05-15
    Amanda Winchester, TN, United States 11-05-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Poetic sadness saturated in art."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No, it was too sad. I would recommend it to someone interested in reading a sad story about concentration camps during WWII.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved how the author intertwined everything into art. Every emotion and feeling was conveyed through different artistic media. The words were very well constructed to keep up this theme.


    What about George Guidall and Suzanne Toren ’s performance did you like?

    I loved the narrators. They were believable in their sadness.


    If you could take any character from The Lost Wife out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    All the people in the concentration camps. I just want to feed them.


    Any additional comments?

    I would not recommend this to anyone I actual know because I would not want them to have to endure the magnitude of sadness that this book contains. However, I would recommend it to someone who is looking for catharsis on such a level that the sadness would take days to go away. It was hard to get into at first, but the sadder it became, the more entranced I became.

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    Lynda Waseca, MN, United States 10-29-15
    Lynda Waseca, MN, United States 10-29-15 Member Since 2008

    Variety...the spice of life! I read a variety of genres. From historical fiction, to murder mystery, to vampires and on to teen fiction.

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    "Wow....I'm left speechless"

    What a wonderful concept...can a man find his "lost wife" over fifty years after World War II? Something we have to ponder as we learn the story of each in this book. Richman does a spectacular job of describing what life was like during the Holocaust. I'm left speechless as to the suffering that people had to endure, and the story is especially engrossing as told through the eyes of the artist Lenka. She has been torn away from her new husband Josef after the war begins and we are told of both their tragic stories. But will they be lucky enough to finally find each other at the end? You'll have to get the book to find out. The author weaves a wonderful love story amongst all the atrocities of the war. This is a story everyone should read!

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    Todd 10-24-15
    Todd 10-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved"

    Not qualified as book critic. This is only my 6th book, all have been good, but I loved this the most. I will listen to it for a second time.

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    Mary 10-21-15
    Mary 10-21-15
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    "Indescribable lost"

    I could not stop listening to the story wanting this young couple to find each other but Their journey haunted me for the inhuman acts and torture that occurred during the Holocaust.

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    Gayvonne R. Flory 10-15-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Definitely a five star."

    Narration was excellent. I first heard George Guidall in The Golhm and the Jinn. He was perfect in that narration and Suzanne Toren was just as good. The Arthur's analogies to Art were brilliant.

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    Karen Toronto, ON, Canada 10-12-15
    Karen Toronto, ON, Canada 10-12-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Very Satisfying Read"
    Any additional comments?

    At first I wasn't sure of this reading. Both narrators I've heard so many times I thought I would hate it. But it is an excellent novel and the narrators ended up being so good for the roles, it's hard to believe I doubted them.

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    Amazon Customer Cranberry Twp., Pa, United States 10-09-15
    Amazon Customer Cranberry Twp., Pa, United States 10-09-15
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    "Great Story with my 2 favorite narrators!"

    I LOVE historical fiction - especially of the WWII era. This is a great story (parts of which are true) intertwined with historical facts. My 2 favorite narrators make this an even better listen.

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    MR 10-08-15
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    "Touching, intense and romantic"

    Great story well told. Made me want to research all these times and places.
    Very entertaining listening

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