We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
The Lost Wife Audiobook

The Lost Wife: A Novel

Regular Price:$27.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.4 (4559 )
5 star
 (2625)
4 star
 (1348)
3 star
 (441)
2 star
 (95)
1 star
 (50)
Overall
4.4 (4159 )
5 star
 (2457)
4 star
 (1178)
3 star
 (401)
2 star
 (85)
1 star
 (38)
Story
4.5 (4163 )
5 star
 (2741)
4 star
 (1056)
3 star
 (286)
2 star
 (50)
1 star
 (30)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Ryan King 10-14-17
    Ryan King 10-14-17 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Beautiful Story"

    I can't wait to listen to it again!!! Amazing! vivid descriptions brought to life with words!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Julia Morgan O'Halloran St paul minn. 10-13-17
    Julia Morgan O'Halloran St paul minn. 10-13-17 Member Since 2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved the book- BUT"

    Loved book, but narration you can skip. I paid for book and for an smaller extra cost also got the audible version- lesson learned.. reads better, not a great choice for the women’s voice, this really did not come off well-

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Chris Storm 10-12-17
    Chris Storm 10-12-17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Beautifully Poignant"

    Because it takes place during the Jewish holocaust, it is, of course, a story filled with sadness. But beneath the heart-rending tale of misery and loss, lies a truly magnificant love story, told with perfection by George Guidall and Suzanne Toren. A must listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    bbamazonfan 10-06-17
    bbamazonfan 10-06-17 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Well crafted powerful story"

    The unfolding of this story follows the tragedies of two people caught in the horror of the Nazi pursuit of their young lives. It is skillfully told through the eyes of each. Clearly the author, using well researched historical information woven into a fictional story, helps readers (listeners) understand a little better the nightmare endured by so many Jewish people surviving the Holocaust. It is in the end, not as much about the horror as about the love for the living and the dead that does survive in spite of evil.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gypsy Red 10-06-17
    Gypsy Red 10-06-17 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    17
    12
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Extraordinary Story"

    I was hooked from the beginning. Love the fact a male and female voice was used for the characters. The story made me feel so many emotions...horror, sadness, longing, intrigue and contentment with the ending. Well written! Loved it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Donna K. 10-06-17
    Donna K. 10-06-17 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    76
    22
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "So glad I found 'The Lost Wife'"

    Though I rarely write a full review, I am compelled to do so after 'reading' this beautiful writing. It was chosen for this month's reading for the book club that I am a member of. I love reading novels about, and set in the time of the second world war, I feel that I was not ready to go down this path at this time.

    However, I'm so glad that I did. This book had a very unexpected affect on me and the way that I will forever reflect on the history of this time, as we know it, secondhand. The author, Alyson Richman has a true gift in her writing skills, and George Guidall and Suzanne Toren did an excellent job in the narration. I loved how George and Suzanne narrate back and forth for both of the main characters' chapters. It was very easy to understand and listen to! I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in a high quality experience in listening OR reading!

    Seriously, I do not remember the last time that I enjoyed a novel this much! I also enjoyed the note at the end, included by Audiobook, in which the Author, Ms. Richman give account of the parts of the novel that are taken directly from the lives and events of real people, places, and verifiable records, including where some of the actual artwork, which was done and hidden inside of the prison camps at great risk to the prisoners, can be seen today in Prague (museum).

    Thank you to those in my book club who voted to read this beautiful novel! 💓

    Due to the nature of the topic, some parts were a bit difficult to listen to, I admit, but I felt compelled to read through every detail out of respect for, and in honor of, the people and the memories of those who suffered through this unbelievably horrific time in our history.

    From now on, my prayers will be more fervent and frequent for the days that we live in today, and for the people suffering NOW, in war, and acts of terrorism. Also praying and endeavoring to stand against human capacity to harm fellow human beings, even as I write this! I hope that every person who will, to do anything within their ability to lessen the suffering of others! Any one of us, or the people we love could fall victim to cruelty, as long as we live in this fallen world, these things will happen, sadly.
    But as for me, and hopefully many others, I will choose to be a beacon of hope and help to as many as I possibly can, using whatever small gifts or talents that I may possess, to do so! I'm not a radical or political ranter, normally, so don't judge. 😋

    This is just how this book has changed me now, and hopefully forever!!!
    Not usually this emotional...☺️, but,
    Thank you for reading this review!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Rebecca 10-05-17
    Rebecca 10-05-17 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    27
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Heart wrenching and yet beautiful"

    If you're seeking a tale of love and strength, this is the book for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lisa Germano 10-05-17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Poetically Haunting"

    I was riveted by this story which was narrated in a poetically haunting style. It gave an in-depth look into the holocaust and the life and love of its main characters which I will never forget.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mastump 10-05-17
    Mastump 10-05-17 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great book"

    Gripping story about the lives of 2 people and World War II The narration of Jews in gettos (concentration camps) gives the reader a vivid look into the lives of those within. A must read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    veronica 10-02-17
    veronica 10-02-17 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent story !"

    I cannot stop listening to it very good love story ! I JUST LOVE IT !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.