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Irma Joubert

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  • The Girl from the Train | Irma Joubert

    The Girl from the Train

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Irma Joubert
    • Narrated By Sarah Zimmerman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Six-year-old Gretl Schmidt is on a train bound for Auschwitz. Jakób Kowalski is planting a bomb on the tracks. As World War II draws to a close, Jakób fights with the Polish resistance against the crushing forces of Germany and Russia. They mean to destroy a German troop transport, but Gretl's unscheduled train reaches the bomb first. Gretl is the only survivor.

    john says: "Excellent story covering the middle of the 20th C."
  • Child of the River | Irma Joubert

    Child of the River

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Irma Joubert
    • Narrated By Sarah Zimmerman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Persomi is young, white, and poor, born the middle child of illiterate sharecroppers on the prosperous Fourie farm in the South African Bushveld. Persomi's world is extraordinarily small. She has never been to the local village and spends her days absorbed in the rhythms of the natural world around her, escaping the brutality and squalor of her family home through the newspapers and books passed down to her from the main house and through her walks in the nearby mountains.

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