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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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    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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    "Heartbreaking story"

    Narrators were fabulous! Loved the story. Wished there was just one more chapter at the end. Highly recommend!

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    Love to Read 03-26-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Awesome story"

    Great story. Narration was fantastic. Hard to quit listening to. Would recommend this audio book whole heartedly.

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    Rita Waikoloa, HI, United States 03-23-16
    Rita Waikoloa, HI, United States 03-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A wonderful story"

    From the first pages to the end I loved this book. The narrators carefully painted a vivid picture for me, keeping me deeply immersed in the book.

    After listening to the first few chapters, I've recommended this book to many friends. It's a wonderful story and I was sad it the book was over.

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    Susan 03-20-16
    Susan 03-20-16
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    "Quite a story premise"

    This is an interesting combination of fact and fiction. Listen to the author's notes at the end.

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    J.C.D. 03-15-16
    J.C.D. 03-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A TOUCHING STORY OF LOVE AND LIVES LOST"
    Would you listen to The Lost Wife again? Why?

    It was a beautiful story but quite disturbing.


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

    Many books written about the Jews during the Holocaust.


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

    Josef - he struggled with the loss of his wife and child only to come to the United States and struggle to obtain an education and raise a family.


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

    THE LOST LIVES


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    Mary M Dugan 03-01-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Fabulous reading"

    I don't remember why I chose this book but it sat in my queue for some time. It is hard to listen to the suffering the characters have to endure. But it is never maudlin or sentimental. George Guidell nearly brought me to tears and Suzanne Toren is excellent. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants a good, engaging story. I think the only negative is the title, could not have been the authors first choice.

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