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Mrs Jackie Commissar

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  • The Choice

  • Embrace the Possible
  • By: Edith Eger
  • Narrated by: Edith Eger, Tovah Feldshuh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 191

In 1944, 16-year-old Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz. There she endured unimaginable experiences, including being made to dance for the infamous Josef Mengele. Over the coming months, Edith's bravery helped her sister to survive and led to her bunkmates rescuing her during a death march. When their camp was finally liberated, Edith was pulled from a pile of bodies, barely alive. In The Choice, Dr Edith Eger shares her experience of the Holocaust and the remarkable stories of those she has helped since.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing well written book :)

  • By Phillip on 04-05-18

Powerful book

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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: 25-08-18

What an inspiration this wonderful author is. This is a book I will hold in my heart forever. We all have a choice and reading this book demonstrates this wonderfully. Can’t recommend it highly enough!

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,447
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,437

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
  • Heart-rending story, sensitively narrated.

  • By bookylady on 01-03-18

Wonderfully written story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-03-18

A heartfelt and unbelievable story. Even though we all know what happened it is hard to believe how people survived the horrors of the cruelty inflicted on them. These books should be read by all.

  • The Liberation

  • By: Kate Furnivall
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 119

The Liberation is set in Italy in 1945 as British and American troops attempt to bring order to the devastated country and Italy's population fights to survive. Caterina Lombardi is desperate - her father is dead, her mother has disappeared, and her brother is being drawn toward danger. One morning, among the ruins of the bombed Naples streets, Caterina is forced to go to extreme lengths to protect her own life and in doing so forges a future in which she must clear her father's name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent Read

  • By Lucy locket on 12-09-17

AMAZING!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-09-17

What a wonderful wonderful book! The narrator was absolutely fantastic, every accent was portrayed to perfection. I didn't want it to end! BRAVO!! 👍

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Dead to Me

  • By: Lesley Pearse
  • Narrated by: Eve Webster
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440

When Ruby and Verity met as girls, they came from different worlds. Verity was privately educated, living in a beautiful Hampstead home, while Ruby was being raised in extreme poverty. Nevertheless, they became firm friends. However, fortunes are not set in stone, and soon the girls find their situations reversed. As Ruby goes up in the world, Verity encounters more and more tragedy, but still the girls remain large parts of each other's lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reverting

  • By Amazon Customer on 15-08-16

Great book

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

Really enjoyed listening to this book the narrator was fantastic probably the best narration I have listened to. Highly recommend it.

  • Karolina's Twins

  • A Novel
  • By: Ronald H. Balson
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

From Ronald H. Balson, author of the international best seller Once We Were Brothers, comes a saga inspired by true events of a Holocaust survivor's quest to fulfill a promise, return to Poland, and find two sisters lost during World War II.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Another great read

  • By Christine on 06-11-18

What an amazing story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-07-17

I can't recommend this book highly enough I couldn't stop listening to it. The narration was superb and it brought tears to my eyes several times. A must have book to read!!!!

  • Saving Sophie

  • A Novel
  • By: Ronald H. Balson
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Jack Sommers was just an ordinary accountant from Chicago - that is until his wife passed away, his young daughter was kidnapped, and he became the main suspect in an $88 million embezzlement case. Now Jack is on the run, hoping to avoid the feds long enough to rescue his daughter, Sophie, from her maternal grandfather, a suspected terrorist in Palestine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Book

  • By Mrs Jackie Commissar on 20-07-17

Amazing Book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-07-17

Highly recommended this wonderful story it kept me riveted from beginning to end! Narration well done.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • From Sand and Ash

  • By: Amy Harmon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

As children, Eva Rosselli and Angelo Bianco were raised like family but divided by circumstance and religion. As the years go by, the two find themselves falling in love. But the church calls to Angelo and, despite his deep feelings for Eva, he chooses the priesthood. Now, more than a decade later, Angelo is a Catholic priest and Eva is a woman with nowhere to turn. With the Gestapo closing in, Angelo hides Eva within the walls of a convent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very enjoyable listen

  • By Amazon Customer on 22-10-18

Wonderful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-01-17

Not only was the story line captivating but the narrator was amazing, she spoke so well it made listening gripping and realistic. Great book!

  • The Light Between Oceans

  • By: M L Stedman
  • Narrated by: Noah Taylor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 746
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 682
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676

The crying persisted. The door of the lighthouse clanged in the distance, and Tom's tall frame appeared on the gallery as he scanned the island with the binoculars. 'Izzy!' he yelled, 'a boat!' He vanished and re-emerged at ground level. 'It's a boat all right,' Tom declared. 'And – oh cripes! There's a bloke, but –' The figure was motionless, yet the cries still rang out. He hoisted out a woollen bundle: a woman's soft lavender cardigan wrapped around a tiny, screaming infant.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love

  • By sue on 05-08-14

Awful narrator

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-11-16

Great story but book spoiled by the narrator nearly gave up early on but stuck with it don't know why he was chosen!

  • Life and Laughing

  • My Story
  • By: Michael McIntyre
  • Narrated by: Michael McIntyre
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,298
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,749
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,736

Michael McIntyre has become Britain’s biggest comedy star. His debut stand-up DVD, Live & Laughing, was the fastest selling of all time, only to be eclipsed by his second, Hello Wembley, which sold over 1.4 million copies and was the 2009 Christmas number one. He hosts his own BAFTA nominated BBC1 series, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, and won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-up in 2009 following his record breaking 54-date Arena tour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect performer of a life - I loved it!

  • By David on 30-10-10

Wonderful book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-08-16

Loved every minute of it and didn't want it to end! So much better listening to Michael reading it instead of reading print too!!