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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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    lynda United States 02-04-13
    lynda United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2010
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    "truth is stranger than fictiion"
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    the premise is so far fetched as to be unbelievable, but the authors comments at the ending tell that is truth based....it would have been better to have her comments about the chance meeting in a prologue, which would have done nothing to reveal the ending since the ending was the beginning...

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jackie Fernwood, ID, United States 01-30-13
    Jackie Fernwood, ID, United States 01-30-13
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    "Enriching!"
    Would you listen to The Lost Wife again? Why?

    Yes, I very rarely reread a book, but I would this one!


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

    Not sure.


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall and Suzanne Toren ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, love them both.


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

    Lost Love


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Just mississauga, Ontario, Canada 01-23-13
    Just mississauga, Ontario, Canada 01-23-13
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    I could not put it down. The characters were very well developed, the story very believable, it probably happened, it led me to looking up pictures and stories of the camp the woman was in. Having had family killed in the holocaust myself, I had to stop doing that though. It is way too upsetting, but this was a beautiful story.

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    "Great great book, credit well spent"

    One of a kind love story with good second WW history. A very well written book, you always look forward to the next chapter. The story flows extremely well.

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    Geri Petersburg, WV, United States 01-02-13
    Geri Petersburg, WV, United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2011

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    If you could sum up The Lost Wife in three words, what would they be?

    An eye opener.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lost Wife?

    The description of how the artwork was done and snuck out of the camp. How the Nazis changed the camp so that it appeared pleasant and then later turned back into it's horrible state.


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall and Suzanne Toren – was your favorite?

    Loved both of the characters. The narrators were perfect!


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

    Lenke. I would want to show her all the compassion I had for her as I read about her.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was very well done. I cannot quit thinking about it.

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    Elizabeth Hicks Mount Prospect, IL United States 12-25-12
    Elizabeth Hicks Mount Prospect, IL United States 12-25-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Beautifully written and narrated."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Lost Wife to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What did you like best about this story?

    The sense of a miracle about to unfold.


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

    George Guidall is among my favorite narrators. I have listened to books narrated by him that I would never have had the fortitude to read. And I have thoroughly enjoyed his performance while experiencing books that I would have not experienced otherwise. I have not had the pleasure of listening to a narration by Suzanne Toren previous to this book but I will be sure to look for her as I was pleased with this narration.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were emotional moments, to be sure. But, I feel that, the measure of this book is the lasting impression it had on me about the endurance of the human spirit under the most trying circumstances.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you, Audible, for making so many wonderful books available for listening!

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    Harsh Rego Park, NY, United States 12-24-12
    Harsh Rego Park, NY, United States 12-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "HB's review of The Lost Wife"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - though the backdrop is a subject dealt with hundreds of times, the structure of the narration in first person singular of the two main characters was very interesting as was the style of narration and the voice modulation signifying the mood & the environment.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lost Wife?

    I can not pick one as there were many but some that stood out were Lenka's digging her heels on staying with her family and not going with Yosef unless the other 3 members of her family also come despite opposition from everyone.Then there was the resistance through the drawings & paintings - improvising with what was available and passing the skill to the children so that they could tell the world the truth.Gotlieb proposing to Lenka - taking her back and giving her a good complete life.After liberation Lenka going to Lutia's home and the exchange between Alichka & Lenka.


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

    Just one word Excellent!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Somewhat like that. I finished it pretty quickly.


    Any additional comments?

    The depth, visulization, use of words, describing the moments, feelings, pain, suffering - superbly done.

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    Amazon Customer United States 12-24-12
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    "Educational and inspiring"

    This book gave me an insight to the plight of the Jews during the holocaust period which I did not have. I cared about the people involved, cried with them and wondered how they lived with the horror and meanness they had witnessed. Great book overall.

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    Sally SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 12-23-12
    Sally SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 12-23-12 Member Since 2012
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    I thought Lenka's story was interesting but found Josef's a little boring. I also didn't find anything particularly likable about Josef and wasn't necessarily rooting for this characters to reconnect.

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    Ruth M. Penson Los Angeles, CA United States 12-15-12
    Ruth M. Penson Los Angeles, CA United States 12-15-12 Member Since 2006

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    "A must read!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Lost Wife the most enjoyable?

    It's so well written and performed!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lost Wife?

    When Joseph finds his wife.


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

    They are actors, not just narrators. They brought the characters life.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Lost Wife and why?

    The two main characters


    Any additional comments?

    I just loved how well this was written.

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