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The Seamstress Audiobook

The Seamstress

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Winner, Biography and Memoir, 2013

Told with the same old-fashioned narrative power as the novels of Herman Wouk, The Seamstress is the true story of Seren (Sara) Tuvel Bernstein and her survival during wartime. This powerful eyewitness account of survival, told with power and grace, will stay with listeners for years to come.

©1999 Sara Tuvel Bernstein (P)2011 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"There are many recent accounts of Holocaust victims, but this work stands alone as a testimony to personal strength and an independent spirit." (Library Journal)

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    Amazon Customer 12-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "so good!"

    I absolutely loved this audio book. There were several times where it became so real that I wasn't sure I could finish listening. The voice of the book made Sara Tuval's memories so real that I really identified with her at a depth I never have with other biographies. Hearing the way they were treated was difficult to listen to, but listening to her experience was quite gripping. I had trouble stopping it.

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    Janet 08-05-16
    Janet 08-05-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Beautiful Book, Beautiful Narration"

    This story is heartbreaking, and so very difficult to read/listen to, but I am so grateful that Sara Tuvel's story was told.

    Wanda McCaddon's narration was superb! I felt like I was sitting with Sara herself. It's narrations like this that make my Audible subscription worth it. TEN stars for Wanda!

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    Marlene 07-21-16
    Marlene 07-21-16 Member Since 2011
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    "The Seamstress"

    A wonderful story of survival,strength and determination
    It allows you to understand what the mind is capable of under grave circumstances .
    A remarkable story

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    Siri Pritam Khalsa California 07-17-16
    Siri Pritam Khalsa California 07-17-16 Member Since 2016

    just me

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    "Real story"

    Glad I ordered this book - while chilling and horrifying it also contains stories of family, resilience & hope told by a mist remarry able woman

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    Gotta Tellya Knoxville, TN 05-30-16
    Gotta Tellya Knoxville, TN 05-30-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Moving survivor tale."
    Where does The Seamstress rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10%: moving true story, well written and narrated beautifully.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sara, the main character. What a brave and loving soul she had, so full of humor, confidence and spirit.


    Which character – as performed by Wanda McCaddon – was your favorite?

    Doesn't apply.


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

    Yes, except that I was sorry when it ended. It was hard to leave the world of such a special person.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't count how many Holocaust survivor stories I have read or heard. All are significant and moving. This story rests near the top, among the best. Everyone should live through Sara's story. It is less a tale of loss and horrors than it is one of love and hope. We all need more examples of both in our lives.

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    Faith E. 05-29-16
    Faith E. 05-29-16 Member Since 2013
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    "A tragic and amazing story of perseverance"

    This is an amazing account of a woman's life focusing on her family life and survival of the holocaust. Intelligent, driven and independent, she worked hard to provide for her family before the war and even harder during her years in the concentration camps. She was always thinking of ways to obtain more food, stay warmer, keep herself and her sister and friends together and safe. This is what kept them all alive. She remained kind and optimistic through it all. Which is really what struck me most about this extraordinary woman. A must read and the narrator is perfect!

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    Tammy 04-14-16
    Tammy 04-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Over coming loss"

    I wanted to know about the holocaust
    I wanted to hear the voices of the survivors.
    I don't intend to forget

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    treehunter Oregon 02-25-16
    treehunter Oregon 02-25-16 Member Since 2013
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    "survivor's accounting of holocaust"

    narrator had just enough accent to require attention. well written , not overly emotional considering the subject . endurance and courage above all hope

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    LBG 02-25-16
    LBG 02-25-16
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    "Difficult, but so important"

    I have read many books about the Holocaust, seen many films, and have visited the camps in Poland but this book has made an indelible impression at a very deep emotional level. Sara's memoir is the most comprehensive and complete story that I've ever read and encourage its reading to whomever has the desire to understand how it really was.

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    Monika 02-13-16
    Monika 02-13-16 Member Since 2011

    Never too busy for a good book!

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    "Another gripping account . . . ."

    This is not the first book I have read/listened to describing the horrors of the holocaust. It always amazes me to see how determined the victims were to survive such unimaginable, deplorable conditions. Although the story started out slowly, it became more and more intense the further you got into the book.. I thank the author for sharing all these events. Reliving them in a memoir could not have been an easy task..

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