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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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    Kathleen A. McCabe Coronado, CA United States 11-28-16
    Kathleen A. McCabe Coronado, CA United States 11-28-16 Member Since 2014
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    "great listen"

    This is a wonderfully woven story, well researched, good characters. Loved it. historical ly accurate and compassionate.

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    Amazon Customer 11-22-16 Member Since 2005

    Denise....love to listen.....favorites are alternative history and long complicated plots!

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    Where does The Lost Wife rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best


    What other book might you compare The Lost Wife to and why?

    I read this on a whim. Best whim I've had in a long time.


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

    The fact that they narrated in gender specific voices brings such life to the characters


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

    epic love story for the ages


    Any additional comments?

    I did not want this book to end. It drew me in from the beginning. I learnt things about the Holocaust that I did not know.

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    lisa328 11-21-16
    lisa328 11-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Tedious"

    I'm sorry to say that getting through this book was a long, harrowing experience. Of course it is a difficult subject, and I appreciate the authors desire to document some true life stories from some of history's darkest hours. However I found the love story to be unexceptional, perhaps hurt by reading performances which were tired and halting by the woman's voices, and unconvincing by the man's. I'm glad to move on from this one.

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    Kindle Customer Weatherford TX 11-14-16
    Kindle Customer Weatherford TX 11-14-16 Member Since 2012

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    "Gripping Story"

    I really enjoyed the dual-voiced narration. Good story, great history, and good characterizations. I recommend this book/recording.

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    Debra Minneapolis, MN, United States 11-11-16
    Debra Minneapolis, MN, United States 11-11-16 Member Since 2010
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    "faked-out"

    The premise was exciting but didn't really go anywhere. It got me to listen to a Holocaust survival story, which I try to avoid. Sweet story, a few months after listening I don't really remember anything about it.

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    Rahni 11-04-16
    Rahni 11-04-16 Member Since 2010
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    "I hoped for more"

    2.5 stars. It was meh. Blah. I wanted to get lost in the story and characters, to immerse myself in a story that begins in a beautiful and complex city I had just visited (Prague) . . . But it never happened. I mostly just whiled my way through, counting down until I finished. It had some good moments, and good potential, but I found myself predicting every emotionally wrought action and circling back to the idea that it could have been a better story. The narrators were fine, but didn't really sell it as the younger, flashback selves.

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    sjvb 11-03-16
    sjvb 11-03-16
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    "Beautiful emotional wonderful"

    I love this book. Reminded me of The Book Thief... not only for the subject matter of the holocaust but also for the soft fluid beautiful language used.
    I found the characters engaging and took a couple of long road trips and caught up with my ironing as an excuse to keep listening. Wonderful

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    Emily Shelley 10-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Over-acted"

    The female reader read too slowly, and with too much inflection in every sentence. I finally started listening to it at 1.25 speed. Some of the poignant parts were lost because everything was equally over acted. Wish the end was more detailed. We grew to really care about them, and wish we had a little more at the end.

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    Leatha L. Bolinger Pittsburg, KS United States 10-29-16
    Leatha L. Bolinger Pittsburg, KS United States 10-29-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Gripping"

    Having visited Holocaust Museums in Jerusalem and Washington DC, the vivid memories of displays wrenched my heart.

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    Nor'easter 10-23-16
    Nor'easter 10-23-16
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    "Disappointing"

    Story was good but the ending was so unfulfilling- like being dropped off a cliff.

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