Jeanne Whynot-Vickers

Portland, ME
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  • The Silver Music Box

  • By: Mina Baites, Alison Layland - translator
  • Narrated by: Jane Oppenheimer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339

1914. For Paul, with love. Jewish silversmith Johann Blumenthal engraved those words on his most exquisite creation, a singing filigree bird inside a tiny ornamented box. He crafted this treasure for his young son before leaving to fight in a terrible war to honor his beloved country - a country that would soon turn against his own family. A half century later, Londoner Lilian Morrison inherits the box after the death of her parents. Though the silver is tarnished and dented, this much-loved treasure is also a link to an astonishing past.

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  • Mixed Thoughts

  • By BPotter on 01-08-18

A fascinating historical fiction!

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Reviewed: 02-18-18

Story follows account of one Jewish Family from World War I through to the 1980’s. Narrator excellent! The German people throughout the narrative really came to life!

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