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The Hiding Place Audiobook

The Hiding Place

Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch watchmaker who became a heroine of the Resistance, a survivor of Hitler's concentration camps, and one of the most remarkable evangelists of the 20h century. In World War II she and her family risked their lives to help Jews and underground workers escape from the Nazi's, and for their work they were tested in the infamous Nazi death camps. Only Corrie among her whole family survived to tell the story of how faith ultimately triumphs over evil.
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Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch watchmaker who became a heroine of the Resistance, a survivor of Hitler's concentration camps, and one of the most remarkable evangelists of the 20h century.

In World War II she and her family risked their lives to help Jews and underground workers escape from the Nazi's, and for their work they were tested in the infamous Nazi death camps. Only Corrie among her whole family survived to tell the story of how faith ultimately triumphs over evil. Here is the riveting account of how Corrie and her family were able to save many of God's chosen people.

For 35 years millions have seen that there is no pit so deep that God's love in not deeper still. Now The Hiding Place, repackaged for a new generation of readers, continue to declare that God's love will overcome, heal and restore.

©2009 Corrie Ten Boom; (P)2009 christianaudio.com

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    AAW 08-05-10
    AAW 08-05-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing Courage"

    Story was lovingly read with the voice of (what sounded like) an elder woman who gave the impression that she understood the hardships faced by Corrie. I mention this because the book places Corrie in her 50's and so it feels as though you were actually hearing the words from Corrie herself.

    I was completely taken by how Corrie and her sister Betsy were able to keep so much hate from entering their hearts for their captors and for that matter all the bad that was happening around them. It was amazing to hear of all the good they were able to accomplish through the underground and the many lives that were touched by such a loving family. The story talks much of the work they accomplished for years prior to the capture of her family and each persons involvement as well as her life prior to the invasion of Holland. So the story does not linger on how much bad had occured after they were captured and is not so sullan as to depress the listener. It gave me a new found respect for the affection of others and also how God was able to heal and protect during such a tumultuous time.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy 11-25-10
    Jeremy 11-25-10
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    "Wow"

    I confess...I cried. Powerfully moving story, and many of its lessons ended up in my Facebook statuses each day.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    reader 08-20-12
    reader 08-20-12
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    "Riveting"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Hiding Place to be better than the print version?

    Yes, because the narrator makes me feel like I am actually hearing Corrie Ten Boom. I read the print version several years ago and the audio version has been even better!


    Which character – as performed by Bernadette Dunne – was your favorite?

    Corrie of course, because it is a first person narrative, but she is quite adept at bringing out the characters or each of the other people in the book--even the men.


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

    This is an extremely sad and serious book overall, but it is not depressing. Throughout the book, the grace and sovereignty of God is evident.


    Any additional comments?

    God promises in Isaiah 41:10, "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand" and The Hiding Place is evidence of His faithfulness to this promise.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Shannon Mooresville, IN, United States 04-12-12
    Shannon Mooresville, IN, United States 04-12-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Wasn't prepared to be this inspired"

    What a great book! Not only is her story inspirational but her writing is excellent. I very much enjoyed this narrator and felt as if it were Corrie reading it herself. This is a must read!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Blake Lynchburg, VA, United States 12-09-10
    Blake Lynchburg, VA, United States 12-09-10
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    "Fantastic Book and Fantastic Reading of it!"

    I was turned onto this book by an excerpt of it from a Sunday school message. It is a great story and greatly challenges and convicts. Her and her sister Betsy's ability to forgive is flat out amazing and puts into perspective how petty some of the items people are unforgiving over. I HIGHLY recommend this book and the reading of it.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda 05-31-12
    Brenda 05-31-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Always been a favorite!"

    This Book has always been one of my favs! Great listen, daunting story, makes you appreciate life in so many avenues.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer United States 02-20-12
    Amazon Customer United States 02-20-12

    Wendtaway

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    "Wonderful book"

    Great personal history. Very inspiring. Corrie Ten Boom is a real woman of God and her sister and father are true examples of how Christ uses us and protects us no matter what the situtiation.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    maryo earth 08-14-12
    maryo earth 08-14-12 Member Since 2012

    An eager voyager. Bags are packed. Passport is ready. Let's go.

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    "A "Must Listen" for All"
    If you could sum up The Hiding Place in three words, what would they be?

    Inspiring. Humbling. Precious.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The best thing about this story is that even after listening to it thirty years after I first read it, it still is able to draw me in, sit me down in the story, and keep my head and my heart engaged.


    What about Bernadette Dunne’s performance did you like?

    Bernadette Dunne cared about what she did. She cared about the characters. She erased the line between story and listener.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Forgiveness. When Corrie is able to draw on her sister's courage and sense of mercy and forgive.


    Any additional comments?

    It would be good if this book were heard or read by young women seeking heroines.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ragina Pleasantville, IA, United States 06-22-12
    Ragina Pleasantville, IA, United States 06-22-12 Member Since 2013
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    "A Must Read"
    Would you listen to The Hiding Place again? Why?

    Yes, very moving book and I know that I miss pieces when listening because my attention may be drawn away. I believe that a person would benefit from more than one time through this book.


    What other book might you compare The Hiding Place to and why?

    The book of Revelation. The trials that those people endured had to seem to them like they were living in the end times.


    What does Bernadette Dunne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She brings a personality to each character in the book with the influx of emotion and diction in her voice.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    So many. But the ending when Betsy's visions are realized by her sister.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Aubrey 03-20-12
    Aubrey 03-20-12
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    "This Book will give you HOPE"

    These days on average, most people would never have the honor or great responsibility of saving another human beings life; not to mention multiple human beings lives.
    For me, a book like this give me hope in humanity. A hope much like a candle that gets dimmer and dimmer as the days drag on, but is re-lit to it's former glory upon hearing such a beautiful treasure of a story.

    During a time not so long ago, there were many people in need of multitudes of complicated assistance, and there were others courageous enough to open their doors and do their best to provide the much needed aid; risking their own lives to save the lives of those they didn't even know, without a second thought.
    It would have been much easier, and better for their health, if the ten Boom family just turned those in need away. The couldn't turn one soul away, and in helping these people they save the lives of many, many human beings.

    Corrie ten Boom's story is entrancing and fascinatingly addictive, once you start you can't stop. One family with so much love in their hearts, I could only hope to have the honor of helping one person in my life the way they helped so, so many during theirs.
    This is a book not to miss if you like suspense, hearing about the triumphs of good over extreme evil, and anything about WW2 heroics.

    IMO-- LISTEN TO THIS BOOK, IT'S AWESOME!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Adoptive mum
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    "Excelent reading of a book I loved many years ago"

    I read, The Hiding Place, as a teenager and was really enthralled by Corrie's story. When I saw it on Audible I wondered if it would be read as I read it, It was. It really brought the horror of the Concentration camps and the absolute faith of the sisters to life.

    As a grown up it has challenged me to step up my faith and to accept that God is in control, even when it seems I am so far away.

    Fully recommend this.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • LARRYG
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    "journey into Christ"

    slow start.totally engaging. poignant inspiring insight into the dilemmas and struggles of the true walk with Christ
    excellent narration.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • highland buyer
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    1/25/16
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    "Beautifully narrated, very moving story"
    What did you like most about The Hiding Place?

    The narration. Bernadette Dunne's performance was perfect, with her lilting and gentle voice.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The testimony to God's strength and Corrie ten Boom and her family's faith. The whole story is beautifully described with some lovely turns of phrase.


    What does Bernadette Dunne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I really felt that Bernadette Dunne WAS Corrie ten Boom, I felt as if I was listening to her own story.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Many. The descriptions of the living conditions in Ravensbruck were very vivid. The descriptions of her family life were very moving.


    Any additional comments?

    This was an utter delight to listen to due to Bernadette Dunne's lilting narration. In spite of the story being ultimately harrowing, it is suffused with hope.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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