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  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 502
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 454
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    5 out of 5 stars 457

In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (German for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for more than two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism - but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I riveting book of survival and love

  • By silvercity on 2018-09-26

Amazing first hand account of WWII

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Reviewed: 2018-12-21

Touching, devastating, heartbreaking, endearing and loving. This novel is expertly written as if the author himself had been there. I literally wept through it as I listened to the story or Larley and Gita - you will never forget these brave amazing souls.
By far the best account I have ever read of the horrors of the death camps of the Nazis. Difficult to bear but important to remember. A must read

  • Then She Was Gone

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 559
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 553

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenage golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to put her life back together.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Twisted and addicting

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-05-24

“Page turner”

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Reviewed: 2018-10-19

Wow! I listened to this on a long drive with my sister and she kept calling me back everyday because we didn’t finish it on the drive.
Highly recommended!!!!

  • Firefly Lane

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 16
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    4 out of 5 stars 12
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    4 out of 5 stars 13

Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the mainstay of their lives. For 30 years, Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship: jealousy, anger, hurt, resentment. They think they've survived it all, until a single act of betrayal tears them apart...and puts their courage and friendship to the ultimate test.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wait for it

  • By Jeanette on 2018-09-24

Wait for it

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Reviewed: 2018-09-24

It’s definitely a tearjerker and something that will make you think of THOSE summers with your BFF. Sweet, poignant and touching. Kristen Hannah is a genius.

  • The Making of Us

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Lydia, Dean, and Robyn live very different lives, but each of them, independently, has always felt that something was missing. What they don't know is that a letter is about to arrive that will turn their lives upside down. It's a letter containing a secret - one that will bind them together and show them what love and family and friendship really mean. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall a nice story

  • By Emilie W on 2019-02-01

Good story!

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Reviewed: 2018-06-27

Great feel good family tale. Loved her other books and this one too. A little slow but very enjoyable!

  • The Forgotten Room

  • Written by: Karen White, Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig
  • Narrated by: Morgan Hallett, Susan Bennett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

It's 1945: When the critically wounded Captain Cooper Ravenal is brought to a private hospital on Manhattan's Upper East Side, young Dr. Kate Schuyler is drawn into a complex mystery that connects three generations of women in her family to a single extraordinary room in a Gilded Age mansion. Who is the woman in Captain Ravenel's portrait miniature who looks so much like Kate? And why is she wearing the ruby pendant handed down to Kate by her mother?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By Jeanette on 2018-02-22

Wow

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Reviewed: 2018-02-22

Excellent story of unrequited love and loss. Leaves you wondering till the end! A must read for romantics.

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 445

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of THE Best books I have ever read!!

  • By Darlene Rempel on 2017-11-17

Best book ever

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Reviewed: 2018-01-10

A riveting historical- fiction based on true events with characters that represent all the poor children victimized by this horrible woman.
A must read!!!