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The Kommandant's Girl

Narrated by: Nancy Peterson
Series: The Kommandant's Girl, Book 1
Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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In her luminous and groundbreaking debut, New York Times best-selling author Pam Jenoff shows the unimaginable sacrifices one woman must make in a time of war.

Nineteen-year-old Emma Bau has been married only three weeks when Nazi tanks thunder into her native Poland. Within days, Emma’s husband, Jacob, is forced to disappear underground, leaving her imprisoned within the city’s decrepit Jewish ghetto. But then, in the dead of night, the resistance smuggles her out. Taken to Krakow to live with Jacob’s Catholic aunt Krysia, Emma takes on a new identity as Anna Lipowski, a gentile.

Emma’s already precarious situation is complicated by her introduction to Kommandant Richwalder, a high-ranking Nazi official who hires her to work as his assistant. Urged by the resistance to use her position to access details of the Nazi occupation, Emma must compromise her safety - and her marriage vows - in order to help Jacob’s cause. As the atrocities of war intensify, Emma must make choices that will force her to risk not only her double life, but also the lives of those she loves.

©2016 Pam Jenoff (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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  • Mary Smiroldo
  • 22-08-19

LOVE/HATE

This is a story of a love/hate relationship that stirs great emotion in the listener. I was moved, saddened, angered, warmed, disgusted, on edge, and filled with hope for the characters in this must read novel.
This complicated love story that takes place in the worst time in our history, will not soon be forgotten.

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  • Nanc
  • 08-10-19

Compelling

WWII has always intrigued me. I still question how humans can destroy each other. Hitler hated Jews. This story proves that 2 people with different nationalities can love each other. When German realizes he is in love with a Jew he is not able to hate her, yet his nationality dictates that he is supposed to. I believe some of the hate still prevails to this day

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  • Rachel Heredia
  • 08-10-19

WAY GOOD!!

Loved it! The twists and turns and story were super. Could not put it down!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-09-19

Great read/listen!

The Kommandant's Girl had me from the beginning! This has left me wanting to read book 2 The Diplomat's Wife soon to find out what happens to the characters that have come alive!

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