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The Survivors

Narrated by: Imogen Church
Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)
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The top 10 best-selling author.

Discover a brilliant story of love, danger, courage and betrayal, from the internationally best-selling author of The Betrayal.

Directly I saw him, I knew he had to die.

Germany, 1945. Klara Janowska and her daughter, Alicja, have walked for weeks to get to Graufeld Displaced Persons camp. In the cramped, dirty, dangerous conditions they, along with 3,200 others, are the lucky ones. They have survived and will do anything to find a way back home.

But when Klara recognises a man in the camp from her past, a deadly game of cat and mouse begins.

He knows exactly what she did during the war to save her daughter.

She knows his real identity.

What will be the price of silence? And will either make it out of the camp alive? 

An unforgettably powerful, epic story of love, loss and the long shadow of war, perfect for listeners of Santa Montefiore and Victoria Hislop.

©2018 Kate Furnivall (P)2018 Simon & Schuster UK

Critic Reviews

"A thrilling rollercoaster of a read." (Dinah Jefferies, author of The Sapphire Widow)

"Gripping. Tense. Mysterious. Kate Furnivall has a talent for creating places and characters who stay with you long after you’ve read the final word." (Jane Corry)

"Perfect escapist reading." (Marie Claire) 

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Really interesting

I read and listen to a variety of novels. I enjoy World War 11 holocaust fiction in particular. This was a little different in that it took place immediately after World War 11, although the book does go back and forth in time from 1939 to post WW11. A lot takes place in a displacement camp in Germany, where the main character and her daughter are placed hoping to be sent to England. She recognizes someone else in the camp, a German man who was an SS officer in Poland. But he has a different name now, going by her dead brothers name. I won't go into any more details, but the book follows the description Audible has given. The narrator was wonderful, every character has their own voice. She did equally well with both adults and children. I definitely want to listen to more books she has narrated. This book goes into the lives of Germans after the war, the struggles the people had that were placed in these displacement camps, and conflicts between the British, Americans, and Soviets. I prefer audiobooks that are not so suspenseful I get really tensed up. If I'm reading the book I can skip through it rapidly, not so much with listening. This book kept me interested throughout, highly enjoyed the narrative, but was not so intense I had to turn my phone off. The ending was a bit of a surprise, wasn't expecting what happened, but didn't really change anything in the story.

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  • Niggle
  • 12-16-18

Utterly Outstanding

A breathtaking plot with totally believable characters. Historical research in this novel was impeccable. Would recommend this book. Superb!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-22-19

Engrossing

I found it to be a little slow to grab my interest but after a few chapters I couldn’t wait to hear more.

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  • JILL MEYER
  • 12-26-18

Excellent narration

I really enjoyed this book. Usually I regard listening to audiobooks as slightly inferior to actually reading one, but the narrator does such an amazing job I was hooked from the highly dramatic start through to the end. An extremely interesting, lesser known context for WW2. Highly recommended!

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  • Mary Thomas
  • 11-22-18

It may have loved it if I’d stuck with it but I could stand it

The narration was so slow and drawn out I kept checking I didn’t have it on the wrong speed After eight chapters I gave up the book wasn’t for me.