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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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    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
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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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    Amazon Customer 02-28-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Painful but Beautiful"

    I've read many Holocaust novels. They are all painful to read, but I continue to believe it's crucial that we be aware that there is something in human nature that makes far to easy for us to slip into cruelty - especially when we see people as different or less than we are. I especially appreciated this authors descriptions of what the two main characters felt in the 60 years that the novel covered.

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    JFCincy 02-28-16
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    "That's It????!!!!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This book started with one of the most spectacular plot lines I've ever heard. The story built from there, and then . . . nothing. The ending had nothing to do with the beginning. What happened? Is this the first in a series?


    What was most disappointing about Alyson Richman’s story?

    The ending, or lack of one.


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

    They both gave wonderful performances.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Lost Wife?

    I wouldn't cut one scene, but I sure would have demanded an ending!


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    Eleanor Girard 02-15-16
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    "The Lost Wife"

    Hard story to listen to but I had to find out how they found each other again. Once they find each other again it would of been nice to have a little more at the end of the love they once again found and what happened Their is a sequel there.

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    Teresa Anderson 02-04-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Beautifully, intensely visceral"
    What did you love best about The Lost Wife?

    The artistry of the words. The author's ability to "paint" portraits, characters, and situations in such a way that they are felt as much as heard.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The depth of emotion.


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

    As far as I know, this is the first time that I've heard them. I enjoyed their performance.


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

    What a strange question. I really don't have an answer.


    Any additional comments?

    When the book ended, I actually sat up saying, "no, no, no, it can't be over!"

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