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Finding Rebecca Audiobook

Finding Rebecca

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Publisher's Summary

Nothing could keep Christopher and Rebecca apart: not her abusive parents, or even the fiancé she brought home after running away to England. But when World War II finally strikes the island of Jersey, the Nazi invaders ship Rebecca to Europe as part of Hitler's Final Solution against the Jewish population.

After Christopher and his family are deported back to their native Germany, he volunteers for the Nazi SS, desperate to save the woman he loves. He is posted to Auschwitz and finds himself put in control of the money stolen from the victims of the gas chambers. As Christopher searches for Rebecca, he struggles to not only maintain his cover, but also the grip on his soul. Managing the river of tainted money flowing through the horrific world of Auschwitz may give him unexpected opportunities. But will it give him the strength to accept a brave new fate that could change his life - and others' lives - forever?

©2014 Eoin Dempsey (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Carol 27/10/2016
    Carol 27/10/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "heartbreakingly sad"

    excellent read. sad, descriptive. a book that will stir so many emotions from happiness to anger and tearful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • S06N
    04/11/15
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    "Immature Writing"

    Inexpertly researched, "sight-only" description, clumsy characterization, rushed plot and a weak premise, coupled with modern sensibilities smeared over 20th century scenes and dialogue that makes characters indistinguishable from each other. I wanted so badly to love this book, but bad writing ruined it in only six chapters.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • christi
    America
    28/12/15
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    "Needs more"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    As a huge fan of historical fiction primarily with WWII stories I found this story to be too far fetching to be believable. I enjoyed it enough to listen to it all the way through but there were too many powerful moments that I thought were too important to skip. I expected a lot more emotion from Christopher - I felt like it was more an outline of the events that happened -almost like a report. Dempsey fails to portray the raw emotion Christopher goes through after tragic events - for example, when another guy gets shot breaking into Christopher's office to save the little girl he was hiding there and cover Christopher's tracks for him you see no emotion or devastation after really - at least not to the point that you'd expect to him to go through once he is alone and has a chance to privately grieve over the events.

    Another moment I was like "what?" was when Lahm tells Christopher he can see right through him during the card came. That really jumped out to me like something big was going to happen with that foreshadowing but nothing really transpired from it.

    The end of the war, the aftermath and all that transpires is completely gone. Dempsey just jumps over all of that and picks up 13 years later. Why? That would be one heck of a story. Lets face it Christopher didn't really make any friends among the SS - He comes out of nowhere to "Canada" implements all these new procedures that completely change what some SS might think of as a "good operation" by taking away the perks of their job with random searches - busting a lot of guys with stealing etc etc. At the end of the war, it was every man for himself so when the time comes to point fingers and get themselves out of trouble, you would think a lot of SS men would like to see Christopher go down.

    You would also think there would be a huge plot line with him saving all those children - I highly doubt in the real world that type of operation would go smoothly with no glitches or near disasters.

    I think the story needed more depth, more emotion, and definitely more details. I wish we could of heard Rebecca's story from her viewpoint of what she was going through. At the end when we find out Rebecca is married, but is she really? Was it just part of her story? Everytime he pushed for detailed she deflects. Overall Dempsey gave us just the barebones of what could of been one hell of a story or stories for that matter. I loved where he was going as far as the concept but had he expanded and went a little deeper I think this could of been amazing.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Delah
    Palm Desert, CA, United States
    23/01/15
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    "I couldn't finish it"

    The narrator was very good. That's all the good I have to say about this book. I listened for about an hour and 1/2 and then stopped. It just plodded along. I didn't think the character development was done very well. The author didn't engross me in the story. It seemed a bit disjointed. The story was about 9 hrs long and at 1.5 hrs in I was thinking either 'lets get this party started or hurry up and end.' I decided to end it early and put myself out of my misery.

    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Tracy M.
    29/03/17
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    "good story"

    it had a little of everything, Love, war, heart ache, and forgiveness. I liked it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stinkerbelle
    CHICKAMAUGA, GA, United States
    04/03/17
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    "A great book!"

    At first I was skeptical, but this turned out to be a wonderful book. Many parts were difficult and heartbreaking, but they were a necessary part of the story. I am an omnivore as far as books are concerned, but rarely lean toward "great love stories." This one was well worth the download!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    16/02/17
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    "FINDING REBECCA"
    Would you listen to Finding Rebecca again? Why?

    Yes, the narrator was wonderful!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Christopher and his father because of how they stood by their morals.


    What about Napoleon Ryan’s performance did you like?

    So many, many things. I loved the way he narrated Christopher and his father's voice. He really made me hate Frederick with a passion, not just because of the things he did, but his VOICE!!!! Only one thing I have to say that he should work on, and that is the female voices.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Anya and Schultz


    Any additional comments?

    TEARJERKER / EXCELLENT READ!
    "The book really gave you a feeling of what it must have been like to be in those camps. Not only with the writing but the narration."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Christy McCurry (Radical Reads Book Blog)
    24/01/17
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    "Beautifully Tragic"

    Finding Rebecca is an tragic yet emotionally charged story. What one person will do for love is truly amazing.


    Christy
    Radical Reads Book Blog

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J. M. Bullis
    Newalla, OK United States
    18/01/17
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    "Very enjoyable"

    Good story. Kept me captivated. The only thing I was disappointed in was the ending but that's just my morals I suppose.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fire Fan
    Utah, USA
    09/01/17
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    "Love Endures"

    This story kept me captivated from beginning to end! The characters were interesting and worth my time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A
    20/10/16
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    "loved it"

    I felt every emotion while reading this novel. the author really puts you in the moment with his writing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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