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  • The Librarian of Auschwitz

  • By: Antonio Iturbe, Lilit Thwaites - translator, Dita Kraus - prologue
  • Narrated by: Marisa Calin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terezín ghetto in Prague, Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards, she agrees. And so, Dita becomes the librarian of Auschwitz.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Librarian of Auschwitz

  • By Anne Swan on 05-31-18

A little hope

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-18

It is crucial we never forget what the Nazis did. This is a great historical fiction book that tells the story of a just a few of the million that crossed the archway. This story though shows hope and just one the many ways the prisoners, the Jews, fought back.

Read, or listen but have tissue on hand.

  • Evicted

  • Poverty and Profit in the American City
  • By: Matthew Desmond
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,367
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,040
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,032

In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. Arleen is a single mother trying to raise her two sons on the $20 a month she has left after paying for their rundown apartment. Scott is a gentle nurse consumed by a heroin addiction. Lamar, a man with no legs and a neighborhood full of boys to look after, tries to work his way out of debt. Vanetta participates in a botched stickup after her hours are cut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding and eye-opening

  • By serine on 11-29-16

Eye opening

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-18

You know there is a housing crisis in this country, reading this book (or listening to it) truly opens your eyes to the severity or extent it is. This is a must read.

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  • Karolina's Twins

  • A Novel
  • By: Ronald H. Balson
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163

From Ronald H. Balson, author of the international best seller Once We Were Brothers, comes a saga inspired by true events of a Holocaust survivor's quest to fulfill a promise, return to Poland, and find two sisters lost during World War II.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impeccable writing and superlative narration make this book a winner

  • By Leonora on 02-03-17

Style

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-17

The way this book was written was a new way of sharing a heart wrenching time period.

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 48,447
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43,902
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 43,830

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

Uplifting

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-18-16

A wonderful story of survival, struggle, and following your gut. The narrator did a wonderful job bringing the characters to life. Will definitely listen again and again.

  • A Bollywood Affair

  • By: Sonali Dev
  • Narrated by: Priya Ayyar
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 321

Playboy filmmaker Samir "Sam" Rathod is Bollywood's favorite bad boy. He'll do anything for his big brother - even travel halfway across the globe to take care of the "wife" who just crawled out of his brother's past. Yet Mili isn't the simple village girl Sam expected. She's a whirlwind who sucks him into her roommate's elaborate elopement and soon has him drowning in her onyx eyes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just average

  • By Robin on 01-10-15

Amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-16

The story was wonderful with great writing. The reader perfectly read for each character bringing them alive, making them whole.