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The Lost Wife Audiobook

The Lost Wife: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers. Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit, and the strength of memory.

©2011 Alyson Richman (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Kindle Customer 01-04-17 Member Since 2014

    Resides in Elkton, M.D. (but my heart belongs in Upstate, N.Y.)

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    "The Lost Wife"
    What made the experience of listening to The Lost Wife the most enjoyable?

    I loved listening to Joseph, his narration made the story for me. He sounded the part perfectly, not just in age, but the way he loved her.


    What other book might you compare The Lost Wife to and why?

    I don't know, I hate this question.


    What does George Guidall and Suzanne Toren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The age of the characters, the dialect....


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

    I DID!!!


    Any additional comments?

    MS Richman, I am glad to say I have found out, is one of those authors you don't see to much anymore. She has an uncanny knack of being able to write about diverse subjects and make her words flow like wine. She's my new author. So far I've read the Velvet Hours, Garden of Letters, and The Lost Wife. I'm going to check for others!

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    Joann DeGeorge STATEN ISLAND, NY, US 12-22-16
    Joann DeGeorge STATEN ISLAND, NY, US 12-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    "excellent!"

    incredible story. very well told. I could not stop listening. wish it had more about their reunion , didn't want it to
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    Mary Ferro 12-20-16
    Mary Ferro 12-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book."

    I sometimes wonder if something really deserves 5 stars. I am giving this all 5 stars. It was a tragic story told so well. It puts us smack in the middle of history where there are still people out there say it didn't happen. I am 1/2 Bohemian Czech, and for me it was enjoyable to read about a city, Prague where my grand parents came from. A good and interesting book.

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    Stephanie S. 12-20-16
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    "Beautiful and haunting - a must listen"

    This book at turns stunned me and moved me to tears. The characters are vivid and nuanced and you will feel them. The story and details feel unflinchingly honest and yet not overwrought. I often sat stunned by the horror depicted in calm tones by amazing narrators, then found myself crying as the same narrators describe the unfathomable love that still exists within the darkest, most painful times, highlighting the extreme potentials of humanity - the evil and the transcendent. You will not regret listening to this book. It is excellent in so many ways. I am particularly glad I listened to this book as opposed to reading it - the narrators bring an additional vitality and humanity to already tangible characters.

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    MundoMagne 12-16-16
    MundoMagne 12-16-16 Member Since 2017
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    "This. Book. Was. AMAZING."

    It started of slow, but I was hooked by the end of the first chapter.

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    CJ Hutton 12-14-16
    CJ Hutton 12-14-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent book. Loved the romance over time"

    the book is very well written. Can't help falling in love with Lenka and Joseph as they make their way through horrible tragedies.

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    Joan CHICAGO, IL, United States 12-12-16
    Joan CHICAGO, IL, United States 12-12-16

    I love to read. In high school I read a book a night; I was too exhausted to write the book reports!

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    "Not for the Feint of Heart"

    I thought this was an excellent book. Lucky for me, I had visited Prague a few years back so I could truly envision the surroundings. My family was from Prague and Budapest. Quite a few never left the camps.

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    Harriett the Weaver 12-11-16
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    "The intonation of the reader adds to the story"



    I was into the story on page one. The reader was excellent adding to the drama, accents, and descriptions. You are right beside the heroine. I wanted more when I finished the book.

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    Constance C. 12-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Lost and found"

    Wonderful story of so many lives affected by the war. No one ever forgets their first love, and I enjoyed listening to this audiobook.

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    Martha C. Riley UPLAND, IN, US 12-05-16
    Martha C. Riley UPLAND, IN, US 12-05-16 Member Since 2017
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    "The first chapter is the best"
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    The book opened beautifully -- George Guidall was narrating, and he is one of my favorites. I wanted to know what would happen next! But instead of going forward, the whole book told the back story. The basic story line was fine, and I'm sure it was historically correct, but it was so repetitious. I got tired of hearing how the two characters kept remembering their first kiss and their wedding night for 60 years. These scenes were told from her point of view, then repeated again from his point of view several times. There were many good parts, but the book could have been a lot shorter. As for narration -- George Guidall is amazing -- just perfect. I thought Suzanne Toren was too slow. I had to keep speeding her parts up to 1.25x, then going back to 1.00x for his parts. Overall -- no, I wouldn't listen to this one again, except for maybe the first chapter.

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