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And There Was Light Audiobook

And There Was Light: The Extraordinary Memoir of a Blind Hero of the French Resistance in World War II

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This digital audiobook was created from the only remaining analog source and contains a slight tape hiss.

When Jacques Lusseyran was an eight-year-old Parisian schoolboy, he was blinded in an accident. He finished his schooling determined to participate in the world around him. In 1941, when he was seventeen, that world was Nazi-occupied France. Lusseyran formed a resistance group with fifty-two boys and used his heightened senses to recruit the best. Eventually, Lusseyran was arrested and sent to the Buchenwald concentration camp in a transport of two thousand resistance fighters. He was one of only thirty from the transport to survive. His gripping story is one of the most powerful and insightful descriptions of living and thriving with blindness, or indeed any challenge, ever published.

©2014 New World Library (P)2014 New World Library

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  • William R. Stevenson
    12/12/15
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    "One of the three most important books in my life"

    I read this book for the first time about 30 years ago and subsequently visited the town of his boyhood, Jurvardeil. So much profound wisdom. I would recommend it to anyone, but especially teenagers who are struggling to find meaning and purpose in life.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • CasualWoman
    Sonora
    23/08/15
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    "Moving account"

    A powerful story well narrated. As much about the human capacity for understanding and compassion as it was a recounting of WWII. Unfortunate that it was abridged. The gaps left you wondering.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • David Musser
    12/02/15
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    "Beautiful"

    This is a beautiful story of a good man and his honest testimony. It has inspired and humbled me. If you, like myself, are yearning for some small ray of heaven's light to shine through the hellish evil of the holocaust, please listen to this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • LORETTA WIEHE
    18/11/16
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    "A Must Read"

    There are few, if any, books I would recommend more highly. This book is worth your time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cjf
    19/10/16
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    "Absolutely amazing"

    What an amazing man. I don't know what else to say. Words cannot express how much i recommend this title. The first horror story of ww2 suffering made beautiful.
    Poetically told, dramatic, haunting, hopeful..
    I would have loved to have met this writer.. Im sure i will in heaven.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emily Talwar
    california
    08/10/15
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    "Not well written"
    What would have made And There Was Light better?

    This is in no way meant to trivialize what the author went through. It is truly a story of heroism and triumph. However, i was just not a fan of the way it was written. I was bored.


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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