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Letter from an Unknown Woman Audiobook

Letter from an Unknown Woman

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Publisher's Summary

"To you, who have never known me."

Immediately following the death of her young son, distraught and heartbroken, a woman sends a heart-wrenching letter to the only man she has ever loved, chronicling their love affair, opening with, "To you, who have never known me."

Letter from an Unknown Woman is a masterful work by Stefan Zweig who is perhaps one of the most widely translated authors in the world.

©2014 K. Anderson Yancy (P)2014 K. Anderson Yancy

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  • anne
    Phoenix, AZ, United States
    20/01/16
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    "TRAGICALLY BEAUTIFUL!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If they liked the classics and tragic love stories...then absolutely yes!!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Letter from an Unknown Woman?

    I will remember all of this short story!


    What does Heather Wood and K. Anderson Yancy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She was incredible..I give her a 5+..but the production was a little over the top, so I gave the performance a 4...the production was not necessary...Heather could have carried this all on her own!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Oh my...this would be a brilliant film....a winner indeed!


    Any additional comments?

    ** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

    This was a beautifully written and narrated tragic tale of unrequited love...a young girl becomes obsessed with a man in her building and through out the years takes every chance meeting and stays close to him..they have a love affair of sorts, but he is a ladies man and never keeps her close to him or even remembers her...she has a son by him, and loses him..this death devastates her and everything comes out in a letter and she dies...Nowadays her behavior would be considered stalking...lol Beautiful and well worth a listen!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • DK
    COLCHESTER, VT, United States
    19/09/15
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    "Tough 2 Hear With Background Music & Sound Effects"


    I found this story to be compelling but the side of sound effects and background music overwhelming. It is unfortunate as I wanted to hear the book but it was lost in a lot of noise.


    The narration was good, when I could hear it. K. Anderson Yancy sent me an email before I listened explaining the type of performance I should expect (think of families gathered round the radio in the 30's, listening to stories and shows-before the advent of TV.) Perhaps if things were a bit quieter [except the narration] I'd have enjoyed it more.

    Notes: no warning here.

    *I received this book in exchange for my review. Thank you for reading it and if you found it helpful, would you please select yes immediately following this text. Thank you.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    Las Vegas, NV
    27/07/16
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    "Short & Deep"

    It is a short story that tales of love and the feelings that are woman feels.

    The audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Samm.
    40456
    08/02/16
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    "Love this story"

    Great story and even greater performance by Heather Wood and K. Anderson Yancy.

    I was provided an audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator and/or publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review via audiobookblast dot com.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Laura
    22/09/15
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    "good book"

    "I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com.”
    i really enjoyed this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Laura Roberts
    San Diego, CA
    21/09/15
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    "Unusual story from a forgotten era"

    Stefan Zweig's peculiar tale of unrequited love (or a stalker's fantasy thereof) is told in this audiobook as a "sonic movie," painted with sound effects and music to set the tone of the era.

    While the narration is at times overwrought, I mainly attribute this to Zweig's overwrought writing style. The action of this story happens predominantly inside the female letter writer's head, and thus is given to melodrama. The female narrator, Heather Wood, give us these lines with passion, occasionally moving to tears, stuttering words (and occasionally mispronouncing them as well) as a distraught, lovesick woman might.

    The story is a strange one, however, not least because the writer of the letter is truly an Unknown Woman -- we learn a bit about her life, but never her name. Indeed, her lover is equally unknown; we only observe him through her obsessed eyes, scarcely learning more about him than the fact that he is a writer.

    Ultimately, is this a tale of unrequited love? Of the selfishness and thoughtlessness of writers? Or of the insanity of a woman who believes she is in love?

    You'll have to listen and decide for yourself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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