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Michelle Leming

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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 710

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

Mind Boggling True Story.

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Reviewed: 2019-01-11

Extremely Gripping. Graphic but moving and incredible. To keep the will to live and love amid such horror is remarkable.

  • Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition

  • Written by: Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
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Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets and astronauts into space. This audiobook brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Read the regular version. This one is interesting

  • By Michelle Leming on 2018-10-09

Read the regular version. This one is interesting

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-10-09

This one has a lot of interesting info but something is missing that makes it feel a bit dry.

  • The Seduction of Eva Volk

  • A Novel of Hitler's Christians
  • Written by: C. D. Baker
  • Narrated by: Michael Wolf
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
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Never before undertaken in a novel, The Seduction of Eva Volk is an inside look at the not-so-simple paradox of a Christian culture proclaiming faith in Führer with bullets and bombs. Through the eyes of young Eva, the alluring charm of the Hitler movement is personified in a lover. Desperately seeking wholeness in her broken world, she is quickly swept away by the thrilling passions of love and war...until she finds herself facing the agonizing consequences of lost sight. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Michelle Leming on 2018-09-27

Interesting

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-27

I can't know how accurate this representation is but it certainly helps to understand what happened in Germany during and before WW2. This book makes the history come alive. With the world's population increasing we need to learn the lessons of what happened in Germany.