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
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.
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.
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.
אני לא אהבתי את הספר אבל אני אמליץ לעי לעל חברי הבאר נם בארנח נ
Top of the line.
They are wonderful!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The richness of the writing compared with the authenticity of the narrators was amazing.
It's hard to pick one, just pick a book that ripped your heart out and add in heartache and suffering.
Their pronunciations were on point - I really felt like they were the characters.
I would take lenka, just because I liked her the best.
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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