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    • The Unwomanly Face of War

    • By: Svetlana Alexievich, Larissa Volokhonsky - translator, Richard Pevear - translator
    • Narrated by: Yelena Shmulenson, Julia Emelin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, The Unwomanly Face of War is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of stories from Soviet women who lived through the Second World War: on the front lines, on the home front and in occupied territories. As Alexievich gives voice to women who are absent from official narratives - captains, sergeants, nurses, snipers and pilots - she shows us a new version of the war we're so familiar with, creating an extraordinary history from their private stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sadness of War

    • By helloitsmefolks on 11-03-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Shawl

    • By: Cynthia Ozick
    • Narrated by: Yelena Shmulenson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    At once fiercely immediate and complex in their implications, “The Shawl” and “Rosa” succeed in imagining the unimaginable: the horror of the Holocaust and the emptiness of its aftermath. They were written in 1977 but were first published in the early 1980s in The New Yorker. Both “The Shawl” and “Rosa” won first prize in the O. Henry Prize Stories and were chosen for Best American Short Stories.

    Regular price: £12.89

    • The Revolution of Marina M.

    • By: Janet Fitch
    • Narrated by: Yelena Shmulenson
    • Length: 30 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    St. Petersburg, New Year's Eve, 1916. Marina Makarova is a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life, a life about to be violently upended by the vast forces of history. Swept up on these tides, Marina will join the marches for workers' rights, fall in love with a radical young poet, and betray everything she holds dear before being betrayed in turn.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • chuck lit very sophomoric

    • By Katharine (Kate) Carreaux on 20-12-17

    Regular price: £28.89

    • The Madonnas of Leningrad

    • By: Debra Dean
    • Narrated by: Yelena Shmulenson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Bit by bit, the ravages of age are eroding Marina's grip on the everyday. An elderly Russian woman now living in America, she cannot hold on to fresh memories - the details of her grown children's lives, the approaching wedding of her grandchild - yet her distant past is miraculously preserved in her mind's eye. Vivid images of her youth in war-torn Leningrad arise unbidden, carrying her back to the terrible fall of 1941, when she was a tour guide at the Hermitage Museum and the German army's approach signaled the beginning of what would be a long, torturous siege on the city.

    Regular price: £20.99

    • The Mirrored World

    • A Novel
    • By: Debra Dean
    • Narrated by: Yelena Shmulenson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Born to a Russian family of lower nobility, Xenia, an eccentric dreamer who cares little for social conventions, falls in love with Andrei, a charismatic soldier and singer in the Empress's Imperial choir. Though husband and wife adore each other, their happiness is overshadowed by the absurd demands of life at the royal court and by Xenia's growing obsession with having a child - a desperate need that is at last fulfilled with the birth of her daughter. But then a tragic vision comes true, and a shattered Xenia descends into grief, undergoing a profound transformation that alters the course of her life.

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Two Rings

    • A Story of Love and War
    • By: Millie Werber, Eve Keller
    • Narrated by: Yelena Shmulenson, Eve Keller
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Trapped in Poland in 1941, like many Jews, Millie Werber went from the Radom Ghetto to slave labor in an armaments factory, survived Auschwitz, and toiled in a second factory until liberation came on April 1, 1945. She faced death many times but lived to marry a good man and fellow survivor. Meanwhile, she concealed a photograph in her closet and carried a secret in her heart.

    Regular price: £18.29