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  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,629
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,614

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Claire on 21-02-18

Astonishing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-18

I don’t usually write reviews but I felt compelled to do so with this astonishing account of an horrendous point in history. The book itself is engaging and I felt utterly invested in the characters, but it was not until the very end that I registered it was a true story, and the characters were real people- this realisation brought me to tears as I listened, and realised the events I had heard had all actually happened. This is a remarkable story that will stay with you; a triumph in human nature, to survive - and love - in the face or adversity. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

  • The End of the Affair

  • By: Graham Greene
  • Narrated by: Colin Firth
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,617
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,523
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,515

Audie Award Winner, Audiobook of the Year, 2013. Audie Award Nominee, Best Solo Narration, 2013. Graham Greene’s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house. Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth (The King's Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and stirring performance for this distinguished audio release.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful words; beautifully read

  • By Spa2004 on 14-02-16

Colin Firth sublime

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-10-15

This was a wonderful story, made all the better by Colin Firth's sublime performance. His voice was like a caress and his delivery engaging - beautifully, beautifully read. More books narrated by Mr Firth please? I can't seem to find any but would be persuaded to try a book outside my comfort zone, so impressed was I (& no, I did not get wobbly knees over Mr Darcy - it's just that he REALLY IS GOOD!)

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