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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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    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 06-14-16
    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 06-14-16 Member Since 2016

    I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel.

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    "Lovely, just lovely!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Lost Wife to be better than the print version?

    The story as told by two separate people was wonderful. Their story was well written and was not so far out it would be called dreaming. I loved the detail and emotion of their lives as it unfolded through WW2. The Holocaust was a traumatic event and this story captured the daily life of what some would have lived through. I was so impressed and felt this author has a good skill in story telling. I will look for her again, as well as read this again.

    Beautiful.


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    Mary Erin Radtican 06-10-16 Member Since 2013
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    "I would recommend this without reservation"

    An amazing story of love, loss , faith and hope family and the ever present atrocities and the survival of a very strong people.
    It is a beautiful story based on true stories.

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    Amazon Customer 06-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "תץחחחחחייייימממייעעעכה ממ עע עע עע וו עע עע ממ ממ "

    אני לא אהבתי את הספר אבל אני אמליץ לעי לעל חברי הבאר נם בארנח נ

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    Camela Thompson Seattle, WA 06-03-16
    Camela Thompson Seattle, WA 06-03-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Listen to this in public at your own risk"
    Where does The Lost Wife rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top of the line.


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

    They are wonderful!


    Any additional comments?

    Crying on the bus is awkward. At least my coworkers were sympathetic when I explained why I had been crying. I love the concept, but the subject matter is very difficult to get through in a public setting.

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    texasvic 05-25-16
    texasvic 05-25-16
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    "Deeply touching"

    I liked the performance of the two voices. I could see in my mind what Joseph and Leinke looked like. I was hooked on the first lines and couldn't hear enough. We need books like these, to remind us that Auschwitz was real, happened to real people, and the wondrous resilience of the human spirit.

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    John Guild 05-08-16
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    "The story was so compelling, I listened in one sitting."

    I bought the book because I love the narrators. Guidall and Toren are always perfect. But the story was gripping and the narration never distracting. It was time well spent.

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    M. Harrison Colorado 04-20-16
    M. Harrison Colorado 04-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Heart-wrenching story"

    The Lost Wife is a powerful and heart-wrenching story. In addition to being a starkly personal story about the Holocaust, it is also a well written character study of bravery, survival, and coming to terms with your experiences and memories.

    The story pulls you in and compels you to finish, but leaves you feeling horrified by the brutality enacted on our fellow man. You are also amazed by the innate strength of the human spirit, kindness show to others in most dire circumstances, and left questioning what choices you would make if placed in similar situations.


    NEVER forget!

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    -=[Wild-Willy]=- 04-18-16 Member Since 2013
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    "The Lost Wife is a Found Treasure"

    I only selected this story because of my appreciation for the narration of George Guidall. I now have a newfound respect for Suzanne Toren and Alyson Richman.

    A superbly crafted tale of love lost and found set amidst the horrors of the second world war.

    I highly recommend this novel.

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    Nikki Johnson 03-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Poignant and heartfelt"
    What made the experience of listening to The Lost Wife the most enjoyable?

    The richness of the writing compared with the authenticity of the narrators was amazing.


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

    It's hard to pick one, just pick a book that ripped your heart out and add in heartache and suffering.


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

    Their pronunciations were on point - I really felt like they were the characters.


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

    I would take lenka, just because I liked her the best.


    Any additional comments?

    It was so enjoyable to listen to, I couldn't stop. It was like watching a movie with my brain and ears instead of my eyes. Gorgeous in every way.

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    CLloyd 03-27-16
    CLloyd 03-27-16 Member Since 2012
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    Narrators were fabulous! Loved the story. Wished there was just one more chapter at the end. Highly recommend!

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