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    • The Unwomanly Face of War

    • An Oral History of Women in World War II
    • By: Svetlana Alexievich, Richard Pevear - translator, Larissa Volokhonsky - translator
    • Narrated by: Julia Emelin, Yelena Shmulenson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    In The Unwomanly Face of War, Alexievich chronicles the experiences of the Soviet women who fought on the front lines, on the home front, and in the occupied territories. These women - more than a million in total - were nurses and doctors, pilots, tank drivers, machine-gunners, and snipers. They battled alongside men, and yet, after the victory, their efforts and sacrifices were forgotten.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Should be compulsory reading

    • By Neeraj S. on 12-20-17

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Madonnas of Leningrad

    • By: Debra Dean
    • Narrated by: Yelena Shmulenson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 140

    Bit by bit, the ravages of age are eroding Marina's grip on the everyday. An elderly Russian woman now living in America, she cannot hold on to fresh memories - the details of her grown children's lives, the approaching wedding of her grandchild - yet her distant past is miraculously preserved in her mind's eye. Vivid images of her youth in war-torn Leningrad arise unbidden, carrying her back to the terrible fall of 1941, when she was a tour guide at the Hermitage Museum and the German army's approach signaled the beginning of what would be a long, torturous siege on the city.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Audio Is Not The Best Platform For This Book

    • By Daryl on 03-26-14

    Regular price: $21.67

    • The Revolution of Marina M.

    • By: Janet Fitch
    • Narrated by: Yelena Shmulenson
    • Length: 30 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 111

    St. Petersburg, New Year's Eve, 1916. Marina Makarova is a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life, a life about to be violently upended by the vast forces of history. Swept up on these tides, Marina will join the marches for workers' rights, fall in love with a radical young poet, and betray everything she holds dear before being betrayed in turn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • *****WOW*****

    • By Ella Geller on 11-15-17

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Shawl

    • By: Cynthia Ozick
    • Narrated by: Yelena Shmulenson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    At once fiercely immediate and complex in their implications, “The Shawl” and “Rosa” succeed in imagining the unimaginable: the horror of the Holocaust and the emptiness of its aftermath. They were written in 1977 but were first published in the early 1980s in The New Yorker. Both “The Shawl” and “Rosa” won first prize in the O. Henry Prize Stories and were chosen for Best American Short Stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant.

    • By Joyce on 05-28-12

    Regular price: $13.26

    • The Unwomanly Face of War

    • By: Svetlana Alexievich, Larissa Volokhonsky - translator, Richard Pevear - translator
    • Narrated by: Yelena Shmulenson, Julia Emelin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, The Unwomanly Face of War is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of stories from Soviet women who lived through the Second World War: on the front lines, on the home front and in occupied territories. As Alexievich gives voice to women who are absent from official narratives - captains, sergeants, nurses, snipers and pilots - she shows us a new version of the war we're so familiar with, creating an extraordinary history from their private stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible and haunting, essential reading

    • By JanitaH on 04-09-18

    Regular price: $25.58

    • The Mirrored World

    • A Novel
    • By: Debra Dean
    • Narrated by: Yelena Shmulenson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Born to a Russian family of lower nobility, Xenia, an eccentric dreamer who cares little for social conventions, falls in love with Andrei, a charismatic soldier and singer in the Empress's Imperial choir. Though husband and wife adore each other, their happiness is overshadowed by the absurd demands of life at the royal court and by Xenia's growing obsession with having a child - a desperate need that is at last fulfilled with the birth of her daughter. But then a tragic vision comes true, and a shattered Xenia descends into grief, undergoing a profound transformation that alters the course of her life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect voice for this story

    • By Crystal Ockenfuss on 06-07-13

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Two Rings

    • A Story of Love and War
    • By: Millie Werber, Eve Keller
    • Narrated by: Yelena Shmulenson, Eve Keller
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Trapped in Poland in 1941, like many Jews, Millie Werber went from the Radom Ghetto to slave labor in an armaments factory, survived Auschwitz, and toiled in a second factory until liberation came on April 1, 1945. She faced death many times but lived to marry a good man and fellow survivor. Meanwhile, she concealed a photograph in her closet and carried a secret in her heart.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good book

    • By B Rose on 11-15-14

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Country of Red Azaleas

    • By: Domnica Radulescu
    • Narrated by: Yelena Shmulenson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    From the moment Marija walks into Lara's classroom, freshly moved to Serbia from Sarajevo, Lara is enchanted by her vibrant beauty, confidence, and wild energy - and knows that the two are destined to be lifelong friends. Closer than sisters, the girls share everything, from stolen fruit and Hollywood movies as girls to philosophies and even lovers as young women. But when the Bosnian War pits their homelands against each other in a bloodbath, Lara and Marija are forced to separate for the first time.

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Never Again War

    • The Sacrifice of Käthe Kollwitz
    • By: Helen Engelhardt
    • Narrated by: Yelena Shmulenson, Nick Sullivan, full cast
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Original Recording
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    >Begun as a stage play by Engelhardt, this audio adaptation of Never Again War focuses on key biographical moments in Kollwitz's long life to give the audience an understanding of the complex world in which she lived and the destructive nature of war. Engelhardt is now working on a feature film to further bring awareness of Kollwitz's story to a larger audience. After her youngest son Peter was killed in Belgium in October 1914 during the opening weeks of World War I, she devoted the rest of her life to using her art in the service of her grief and opposition to war.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Train to Trieste

    • By: Domnica Radulescu
    • Narrated by: Yelena Shmulenson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Mona Maria Manoliu's story begins in 1977, in a village at the foot of the Carpathian mountains in Ceausescu's Romania. She is 17 and madly in love with a mysterious, handsome boy called Mihai.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By Brian on 03-27-10

    Regular price: $22.02