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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,951 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amanda Hodgkinson Narrator: Robin Sachs Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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22 Britannia Road is an astonishing first novel that powerfully chronicles one family’s struggle to create a home in the aftermath of war.

With World War II finally over, Silvana and her seven-year-old son, Aurek, board the ship that will take them to England, where Silvana’s husband, Janusz—determined to forget his ghosts—has rented a little house at 22 Britannia Road. But after years spent hiding in the forests of Poland, Aurek is wild—almost feral. And for Silvana, who cannot escape the painful memory of a shattering wartime act, forgetting is not a possibility.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It is Hodgkinson’s portrait of the primal bond between mother and child, her visceral understanding of the gorgeous, terrible weight of love mothers must carry, war or no war, secret or no secret, that leaves an indelible impression.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Hodgkinson alternates viewpoints to relay the story of three desperate characters, skillfully toggling between the war and its aftermath with wonderfully descriptive prose that pulls the reader into a sweeping tale of survival and redemption.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Hodgkinson enters boldly into well-trodden, sensitive territory and distinguishes herself with freshness and empathy.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Selected for the May 2011 Indie Next List
  • An Oprah Irresistible Read
  • A 2011 Library Journal Best Book
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Summer | 2/16/2014

    " Such a sad story. It was depressing for awhile but I really liked the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cecilia | 2/14/2014

    " Saving review because it is a buddy read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jenna | 2/12/2014

    " I've decided I'm going to start saying stuff about what I read. Here's my first review. I was expecting a love story and this book was full of disappointment after disappointment. It was good enough to read all the way through but that was only because I wanted to know the ending. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jane | 2/9/2014

    " Wonderful read - recommend it to everyone! "

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