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All But My Life Audiobook

All But My Life

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Publisher's Summary

A classic of Holocaust literature, Gerda Weissmann Klein's celebrated memoir tells the moving story of a young woman's 3 frightful years as a slave laborer of the Nazis and her miraculous liberation. All But My Life stands as the ultimate lesson in humanity, hope, and friendship. Klein's memoir is the basis for the HBO Academy Award-winning best documentary short, One Survivor Remembers.

©1995 by Gerda Weissmann Klein; (P)1997 by Blackstone Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"Soul-searching and human...A moving personal testament to courage." (The New York Times)
"...as sensitive and 'disturbing' a story as The Diary of Anne Frank." (Library Journal)

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    Amanda N Hughes ZACHARY, LA, US 03-13-17
    Amanda N Hughes ZACHARY, LA, US 03-13-17
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    "The chapters of the book!"

    The book had 15 chapters in part 2, and part 3 has 5 chapters, but there where only 13 chapters! That is so uncalled for!

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    peace is books and coffee arizona 12-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Required reading"

    This book should be required reading for high school students all around the world.
    Thank you to Mrs Klein for her gift to the rest of us in sharing her story of her teenage years.

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    T. Lindberg 07-09-16
    T. Lindberg 07-09-16

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    "A must read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely. A must read for all


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love this book! I have listened to it more times than I care to count. Beautiful written and read. Moving and deeply upsetting ... love, even the unrequited kind. Young lives cut short, yet living on, for ever, young


    Have you listened to any of Grace Conlin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No but plan to


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    first time


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    Melissa 06-14-16
    Melissa 06-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "a must read"

    very moving and informative. Learned new things about the Holocaust that I had never heard before

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    Monika 11-22-15
    Monika 11-22-15 Member Since 2011

    Never too busy for a good book!

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    "Never let the world forget . . ."

    The strength and persistence of the Holocaust victims' determination to survive is beyond words. If put to the test, I don't know if I would have that strength. I pray this part of history will never repeat itself.

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    Nancy L. Collins 06-07-15

    Nancy Collins

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    "Compelling Story, Excellent Narrator"
    Any additional comments?

    This is not just another Holocaust story. The author's writing and prose is as superior as any literary work. There are a few negative reviews with regard to the narration. I found the narrator perfect for the story. She was in no way dry or unemotional. She was awesome. Almost a female Scott Brick. Scott Brick is known for his subtle emotional narrations. It's his calling card. I will put Grace Conlin in that category. Do not fear purchasing this book because of the narrator. She is perfect pairing for this story.

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    sojo 05-21-15
    sojo 05-21-15
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    "story was great, reader was not"

    I enjoyed the true story because I am intrigued by accounts of WW2, but the narrator seemed bored.

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    Dr Brampton, ON, Canada 04-03-15
    Dr Brampton, ON, Canada 04-03-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Life over evil of the Holocaust"
    If you could sum up All But My Life in three words, what would they be?

    the beauty of words even discibing great evil


    What was one of the most memorable moments of All But My Life?

    life winning through against all odds


    Have you listened to any of Grace Conlin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


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

    the will to survive death Not to blame God for forsaken her and her people


    Any additional comments?

    Near perfect,a download of a map would have been nice.One was left with the story of will. Reading was done very detached.The agony was not overplayed.It would be nice to know if she still had faith

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    Caroline 02-05-15
    Caroline 02-05-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Shameful narrator"
    What didn’t you like about Grace Conlin’s performance?

    How can you have a narrator about the Holocaust who can't pronounce "Auschwitz"? Shame!


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    ann warner 01-25-15
    ann warner 01-25-15

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    "Exceptional"

    I know people who were friends with Gerda and Kurt. What remarkable people and story of pure endurance and perseverance. I read a lot of this time period and forever am deeply touched by the cruelty of humans to humans, but also the opposite. This story will stay with me always.

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