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The Lost Wife: A Novel | [Alyson Richman]

The Lost Wife: A Novel

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.
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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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    Erin MADISON, Albania 04-04-15
    Erin MADISON, Albania 04-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Poor narration"

    Female narrator was awful. Story was disjointed in that it seemed he told the story from present to past and she did reverse except sometimes it switched.
    Very interesting love story based on Czech Jews during the Holocaust.

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    C. Miller Roswell, GA USA 03-30-15
    C. Miller Roswell, GA USA 03-30-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Stunning"

    Easy to include myself in the story. Entertaining, emotional, educational. Loved it & will definitely read "Smuggled". I recommend this book.

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    JOSIE DIAZ 03-28-15
    JOSIE DIAZ 03-28-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Love story set against a sad period of time"

    Very engaging book. I'm fascinated by novels set in this period of time because it shows the resilience of people in the worst of circumstances. This book does not disappoint. The characters are developed beautifully through the past and present events. The two narrators of main characters really brings a sense of intimacy with the protagonists. Lovely love story!

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    mom three 03-24-15
    mom three 03-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good read"

    The narrator was a little pathetic at doing a male voice but overall did a good job. The story itself kept my attention and I couldn't wait for the book to reach the climax... Unfortunately, I found the ending lacking and disappointing. Kind of like when you work hard on something and then just quit at the end instead of finishing strong.

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    christina 03-20-15
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    "Wanting more."

    Well, written. Story was good, but the ending is poor. It leaves you hanging and wishing to hear "the rest is the story".

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    Emily Vermont, USA 03-19-15
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    I listened to this while I was at work instead of music. It was an interesting story to listen to as I worked.

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    Melanie C. 03-12-15
    Melanie C. 03-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Historic, yet romantic too"

    Loved this story. It was so well read as well, hard to take time for errands, as I wanted to go on a road trip just so I could continue listening w/out interruption!

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    Emily Parkhurst 03-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A gripping story mixed w/ true historical events!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this story to those that are curious about the true but devastating history of the Holocaust and how Jewish people were treated in the camps, as the author paints a very vivid depiction of what the main characters endure on a daily basis. The main characters tell their story of love, loss, family, and close friendships during the most horrific time of their lives.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lenka is my favorite character for her strength, endurance and determination, struggling and surviving through the Holocaust.


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

    First of all I love that there are two different narrators, one for Josef and one for Lenka. I could hear the emotions in their voices.


    If you could rename The Lost Wife, what would you call it?

    I can't think of a title to rename it to, but maybe to add Terezin or World War II something like The Lost Wife of Terezin.


    Any additional comments?

    I love this book!!!

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    Catherine 03-02-15
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    "great story, great narration!"

    great story -human struggle and spirit surviving a horrific time in our history
    narration was well done and appropriate

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    Space Cadet 02-28-15
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    "SpaceExplorer"

    A bitter sweet love story that spanned across time, historically based, it has made an impression never to be forgotten.

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