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
This is a well written and performed story about love set before, during and after the war. The story is tragic but also happy. The performance added to the overall enjoyment.
The concept of the story was good, but it became repetitive quite quickly. Perhaps it would have seemed less so if I was reading a hard copy.
Definitely. The two narrators had no charisma, no variation in their voices. I never could relate with their characters.
loved the story. would have been a little better if they had more time at the end
definitely sad - but the reunion should have been longer
marvelous story line - could not wait to the end
The author does an amazing job weaving multiple stories of Holocaust victims and survivors into this well narrated work of historical fiction. It is through stories like this, and the art that survived, that the world can witness albeit second hand what occurred during that time. And to possibly understand what is felt by those who survived.
I have just listened to this book a second time and am more moved by it than the first read. The author and both narrators are amazing. Like other readers, I would like to know more about what happens at the end (I did read the author's comments about this. . . maybe a second book?)
Such a sad heart wrenching narrative that was so beautifully told. I loved The voices of Lenka and Joseph. Outcome of your story make me feel I should make every day more meaningful with the freedoms I enjoy with a loving safe family.
My long commute and chores are now a pleasure!
I found this story to be very sad, but it is a story that everyone should read. I am not sure I would listen to it a second time, but I will tell you that I found myself knowing what a blessed life I have lead.
This book had me riveted after the first chapter. I couldn't stop listening, and it has stayed with me for quite a while now. I loved the narration and the story. I would (And have) recommended this to everyone I know.
First love as the Germans start their project to eliminate all Jews leads to adventures apart. Each thinks their love is dead. But love conquers. After 55 years.
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