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Cilka's Journey

Auteur(s): Heather Morris
Narrateur(s): Louise Brealey
Durée: 11 h et 3 min
Catégories: Littérature, Historique
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"Louise Brealey is an excellent reader who gives Cilka a thoughtful, sympathetic voice." (Jersey's Best)

This program includes a bonus conversation with the author. 

From the author of the multi-million copy bestseller The Tattooist of Auschwitz comes a new novel based on an incredible true story of love and resilience. 

Her beauty saved her - and condemned her.

Cilka is just 16-years-old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp in 1942, where the commandant immediately notices how beautiful she is. Forcibly separated from the other women prisoners, Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly taken, equals survival. When the war is over and the camp is liberated, freedom is not granted to Cilka: She is charged as a collaborator for sleeping with the enemy and sent to a Siberian prison camp. But did she really have a choice? And where do the lines of morality lie for Cilka, who was send to Auschwitz when she was still a child? 

In Siberia, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, including the unwanted attention of the guards. But when she meets a kind female doctor, Cilka is taken under her wing and begins to tend to the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under brutal conditions. 

Confronting death and terror daily, Cilka discovers a strength she never knew she had. And when she begins to tentatively form bonds and relationships in this harsh, new reality, Cilka finds that despite everything that has happened to her, there is room in her heart for love. 

From child to woman, from woman to healer, Cilka's journey illuminates the resilience of the human spirit - and the will we have to survive.

©2019 Heather Morris (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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Captivating

I couldn’t stop listening to this book. It was heartbreaking and compelling. Heather Morris is a masterful story teller.

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Riveting story of survival, horrors and "choices".

Could not stop listening. The worst - and best - of humanity. Bits and pieces of the the lives of victims of the holocaust and Soviet prisons are artfully captured in this sweeping story of death, survival and "choices".

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This is a great piece of literature. Solid history research, human, sensitive, well written and clever interpretation. I think, this is a way to learn about history to create understanding.

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Wow!

The life this woman lived.. Such a strong person. Heartbreaking story with a nice ending.

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Captivating story of survival!

I absolutely loved this book! You can't help but be emotional about this young woman's journey. I would listen on my way to work and have to regroup before heading in since there were still tears in my eyes. Wonderful read!

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Absolutely amazing story

I absolutely loved the narrator's voice. And the story was beautifully written. Five stars!

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Strength

I was curious from reading the Tattooist of Auschwitz,where Cilka is first mentioned, about Cilka.
It was a fascinating journey of sadness and despair, yet a strength that left me wondering if I could have survived what she did with the grace and unselfishness that she possessed.
A great book.

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Fantastic book

This was a really interesting and captivating historical fiction. I enjoyed learning about Soviet Gulags in such an stark, yet heartwarming way. This book won’t disappoint.

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  • 2019-10-08

YOU MUST LISTEN TO THIS BOOK

I have listened to many Audible books. This one took my breath away. I have not left a review before, but thought that anyone who read the Tatooist of Auschwitz must read this. Kudos to the author and to the narrator.

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  • Cathy Dionne
  • 2019-10-07

awesome stuff

such a sad story of human cruelty.
but the will to live and end up being able to love another. the fact that this is a true story of events that really happened is mind boggling.

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  • Laura
  • 2019-10-17

Spellbinding

I loved this book. The narrator's voice was mesmerizing and it was easy to fall right into the story, having just read The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Stay till the very end on this one. There's an interview with Heather and it was delightful to hear her story in her own voice. I just want to sit and listen to her for hours.

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  • 2019-10-06

Remarkable story!!!!

After reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz I couldn’t wait to “read” Cilka’s Journey. This story had big shoes to fill and succeeded.
I only wished we learned even more about her life after her prison term.
I hope Heather Morris continues to find fascinating stories about truly heroic people.
I want more from this author!!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-10-19

Great from beginning to end!

When I don’t want a book to end, I know it is a great book! Cilka’s Journey is one of those books!

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  • Jennifer fell
  • 2019-10-17

Ready to listen again

What an incredible journey this book will take you on. So incredibly well written with characters you will love and characters you will despise. The heart wrenching emotions I felt the whole time left me feeling drained, humbled, and oddly satisfied. The life this brave woman was forced to lead reminds how incredibly lucky we are to live freely today. Cilka’s unwavering determination and care for others makes me wish I could have known her in this life. A brave soul. A hero.

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  • Maria Johnstone
  • 2019-10-06

A must read touching & horrifying at the same time

This is truly a inspiring story of horrible truths. The courage shown is incredible. Wow

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  • Anne K Marthy-Noonan
  • 2019-10-20

Amazing story

I LOVED this book.
Cilka was an amazing woman who lived unbelievable life of hardships. This story could not possibly be fiction...it would be too disturbing to make up. I am in awe of Cilka!

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  • M. Ryder
  • 2019-10-18

Worth Your Time!

Excellent story with great character development... You really feel like you know all of them. The story gives you a better understanding of how their lives were after WW II in the Siberian camp. Silca was clearly a strong person who regularly put others’ needs above her own. The book is definitely worth a listen! Also, make sure to listen to Heather Morris’s first book called The Tattooist of Auschwitz... It’s even more powerful than this. Td

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  • Dori B Pearce
  • 2019-10-18

History

Interesting time in history. I knew very little of the Russian Gulag. If you like historical fiction this a good choice

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