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Publisher's Summary

Stephen 'Pista' Nasser was 13 years old when the Nazis whisked him and his family away from their home in Hungary to Auschwitz. His memories of that terrifying experience are still vivid, and his love for his brother Andris still brings a husky tone to his voice when he remembers the terrible ordeal they endured together. Stephen's account of the Holocaust, told in the refreshingly direct and optimistic language of a young boy, will help every listener to understand that the Holocaust was real, and that, if you have enough love, determination, and will power, there is always a better tomorrow!

©2003 Stephen Nasser, Sherry Rosenthal, and Stephens Press (P)2013 Stephens Press

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Heartbreaking Journey through a Survival Story...

I can't say enough about this book. Sad that it takes a story like this to put life into perspective....but my toughest days do not come close. I find it especially heartwarming to hear Mr. Nasser's comments about the United States and how he wants to emigrate here. It makes me especially proud and very thankful to have been fortunate to be born in a country where I am free by all accounts of the word. No regrets in purchasing this audio book and highly recommend it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • KJ
  • 06-02-15

Amazing

This was an incredible story. The emotion, yet the emphasis on positive in such a hard time. Loved it!!

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Deeply moving account of a Holocaust survivor

If you could sum up My Brother's Voice in three words, what would they be?

I think I would say this is the BEST biography I have ever EVER read. Absolutely awe inspiring account of a young boy during the Holocaust. I have read and reread and listened to it on audible. I have passed it around and those who have read it say similar things

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SURVIVAL

A true story of the past and the future. One hard to put down, and one I the reader read with tears, fears, anguish and laughter as his reality became my reality.

SURVIVAL is the deeply moving story of the author's horrifying teen years under the Nazi regime.

It is also the story the author shares with us about his deepest hopes for eeryone. Both now and in the future. A story of possibilities in our own lives. One of freedom and hope for fellow kindnss towards one another in our world.

it is also a story about family.

A bonus feature of this book is the wonderful interview at the end of his book.

Loved this amazing book, and liked hearing about tne future gift he now envisiones for this tale. No spoilers about that. You can hear all about it in the interview.

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BEST holocaust I've ever read. (I read a lot)

I seriously can't say enough about this book. The story is so well communicated and so complete. I'm just in awe. Give it a chance. You will not possibly be disappointed

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  • Christina
  • PLATTE CITY, MO, United States
  • 07-25-17

Very Best Memoir

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I loved this book. From page 1 I was hooked. The narrator was very connected and because of that I really felt the pain and suffering of each person. This book really touched me.

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  • rebecca
  • HUDDLESTON, VA, United States
  • 03-10-15

A good book ruined by terrible narration.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I can't think of anyone to whom I would recommend this book through Audible. As is to be expected of any book detailing personal experience in the Holocaust, this one is painful and very disturbing. Its downfall is completely in the narrator. This man simply did not have a feel for the content. I tried to listen to it several times, and finally just gave up, because I could not get past the narrator's poor inflection and general interpretation of the text. His intonation and expression were completely and perpetually out of sync with the words he was reading. I would have exchanged the book if I could have, but it was not eligible for return. Therefore, I must consider this as $$ lost, and will get the book from the library to read. Don't waste your $$ on it here.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator of a book with such heavy subject matter needs to have a feel for what he is reading. Tragic occurrences and very painful experiences should be read only by someone who has empathy for the plight of the writer.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Terrific

My son's father an Hungarian Jew he lost his entire family in wwii in Auswich . This is a very graphic true story; I had to put it down sometimes because it's so sad.

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Important story but written without details

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No. The story was written like a TV serial - very episodic with no details to knit the story together. The best part of the entire audiobook was the 15 minute interview with the author at the end. However, the person interviewing seemed inept but Stephen Nasser was great. The narrator was reading the book like it was a Lassie episode - full of exclamations, child-like not conveying the serious side of the holocaust. I thought at first the narrator was a woman and was confused as to the main characters gender.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

No reaction

Did Maxwell Glick do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Not the right book for him to narrate.

Do you think My Brother's Voice needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No

Any additional comments?

I would choose another holocaust survivor book - there are many wonderful ones.

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Grating narrator!

I wasn't able to get past the narrator's voice! Otherwise, it was a truly harrowing story worth the listen.

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  • Charlott
  • 03-02-15

Heartbreaking story

I loved how the story was written. But I didn't always like the narrator's voice in the dialogues. And I would have like him to actually know how words are pronounced in Hungarian. And especially the names of the people and the city of Budapest.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-02-15

Moving

I don't normally give 5 stars as that would make the book perfect. However, this is one of the few narrative stories I just could not put down, so is deserving 5 stars? In 1943 the Nazis invaded Hungary. This true story tells of how a13 year old survived hard labour, starvation, brutality, seeing family murdered and his hero brothers death. Using inner strength and his brother voice he managed to move on with his life to tell his story.

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  • Jennifer
  • 05-31-14

not enjoying it

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I don't like how the story is narrated. It feels like west side story style acting which doesn't fit this book at all.

What was one of the most memorable moments of My Brother's Voice?

Haven't finished it unfortunately

Would you be willing to try another one of Maxwell Glick’s performances?

Perhaps for a lighthearted story

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

After reading many holocaust memoirs, I'm sure the that the story itself is a worthy read

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  • Bookworm
  • 02-12-17

An Incredible Journey

What did you like best about My Brother's Voice? What did you like least?

I didn't enjoy the author interview at the end of the book.

Would you be willing to try another book from Stephen Nasser and Sherry Rosenthal ? Why or why not?

Only if the subject was interesting enough to overcome my preference to avoid this narrator.

Was My Brother's Voice worth the listening time?

Yes. I'm always reading as much as I can about this period in history and enjoy hearing from all perspectives. However, this is not a title I would read again.

Any additional comments?

It is not for me to make any form of judgement about the story presented. However, some parts of the story appeared to me to be rather incredible. I realise that it was an extroadinary time and situation. <br/>I'm afraid I grew weary of the repeated Self-praise. <br/>