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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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    Zoie 04-01-17
    Zoie 04-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "At the top of my "favorites" list."

    This was such a good story. I also learned a lot about the Holocaust. So history as well as entertainment. Both male and female narrators were excellent.

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    Karen D 03-24-17
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    "Highly recommend"

    This is a beautiful love story along with being a story about the Holocaust that, although it is fiction, tells the true stories of a number of Czech Jews and their actions/lives while suffering at the hands of the Nazis. The narrative goes back and forth in first person and tells the stories of a young husband and wife who were separated at the beginning of the war and through a lifetime of each thinking the other had died. The narrators for Josef and Lenka do a wonderful job and I loved the story, hard as it was to hear at times.

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    Laura Kuhns 03-17-17
    Laura Kuhns 03-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Haunting, Beautiful and Emotional "

    This book had a slow start for me but ended up taking me on a captivating and emotional journey through lost love and the horrors of the Holocaust. Absolutely beautiful story about the passing of time and all that can happen in one life. The writer's style and prose lead to so many poignant moments and left me speechless. Well worth reading and listening to more than once.

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    Amazon Customer Geneseo, New York United States 03-02-17
    Amazon Customer Geneseo, New York United States 03-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Outstanding page-turner; exquisitely written."

    This will go down as one of my favorite books of all time. A holocaust story that is filled with love and heartbreak and even hope. Lanka and Josef will stay with me for a long time.

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    Philosopher 03-02-17
    Philosopher 03-02-17
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    "Spellbinding"

    This book was wonderful. Beautifully written and narrated. It is Very hard because of the holocaust setting. For me it was spellbinding and worth it.

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    limin 02-25-17
    limin 02-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Grabs you the first 5 minutes!!!"
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    This book grabs you the minute you start it. There is never any lag in the story. It is gripping. One of the best I've listened to in a long time!!!

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    Amazon Customer 02-15-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Amazing book. Powerful narration"

    Both narrators were amazing and the book is a must read (listen). It will make you cry and smile and be thankful for everything you got.

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    Mary 02-07-17
    Mary 02-07-17

    Reader, Quilter, Teacher, Taco Maker, Traveler, History Buff and Avid Netflix Watcher.

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    "Wonderful Love Story ...based on True Events"
    Where does The Lost Wife rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The story is engaging from the first moment, and the two narrators are perfect. The story never falters, and is totally engaging to the last moment. I was sad when the story ended! I place this audiobook at the top of all my audiobooks!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lost Wife?

    There are so many memorable moments...I really can't pick one. However, the author gives the reader a big hint in the opening...and then pulls the reader along with that hint. Very Very Well written!


    What about George Guidall and Suzanne Toren ’s performance did you like?

    First, easily understandable, clearly spoken, but also filling the narration with the necessary emotion to make the story so very engaging to the listener.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Cry...but with admiration for the triumph of the human spirit..knowing that this story is based on a real couple make the story more compelling.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved it! Now, I'm going to listen to the author's new book, The Velvel Hours. I can only hope it is as engaging as The Lost Wife!

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    AUSMOM 02-06-17
    AUSMOM 02-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Beautiful story"

    Such a beautifully sad yet lovely story of life during the Holocaust. Yes, we learn about the tragedy and the horrors perpetrated by the Nazis, but we also get to live through the love shared, strength and resilience of the main characters.

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    Very satisfied customer 02-02-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful narration"

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book and there was not one dull moment. Great narration; the accents and feelings where excelent.

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