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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (21,537 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Miep Gies, Alison Gold Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN: 9781608144822
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She found Anne Frank’s diary and brought the world a message of love and hope. For more than two years, Miep Gies and her husband helped hide the Franks from the Nazis. Like thousands of unsung heroes of the Holocaust, they risked their lives each day to bring food, news, and emotional support to the victims. From her own remarkable childhood as a World War I refugee to the moment she places a small, red-orange, checkered diary—Anne’s legacy—in Otto Frank’s hands, Miep Gies remembers her days with simple honesty and shattering clarity. Each page rings with courage and heartbreaking beauty. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A poignant account, vibrating with humanity.”

    Elie Wiesel, author of Night

  • “Beautifully written by a person who really cares for other human beings. Her simple style hypnotizes the reader.”

    Isaac Bashevis Singer

  • “A book of immaculate witness.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Gies’ sincerity, humility, and courage emerge from this simple testimony and will not fail to inspire readers.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Barbara Rosenblat speaks with Gies’ own voice, bringing an impeccable Dutch flavor to her words and flawlessly pronouncing the many proper nouns of that challenging language. She effortlessly conveys Gies’ pervading sense of sadness tinged with frustration, anger, and resentment at the horrors inflicted by the Nazi regime…Rosenblat captures equally well Gies’ acceptance and wonder at the way Anne’s story captured the heart of the world. Rosenblat’s performance easily captured ours.”

    AudioFile

  • “Anne Frank’s harrowing account is given a fresh perspective through the eyes of Miep Gies, who, with her husband and others, helped shelter the Frank family during their 25-month period in hiding…Speaking in proud, proper, and warm tones, Rosenblat narrates the memoir as told from Gies’ point of view. She easily affects just the right hint of a Dutch accent; difficult pronunciations of places and people roll off her tongue with ease, accuracy, and consistency. Anne’s youthful voice is full of energy and curiosity, while Otto maintains a modest, reserved, and calm demeanor in the face of tragedy…Highly valued for both its historical content and superb narration.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra | 2/18/2014

    " I've always loved "Diary of a Young Girl" and I have been meaning to read this for ages, but I had no idea how great it truely was. From Anne's diary I assumed Miep was shy, perhaps because her name sounded so much like "meek." Meip was anything but shy. She and her husband did everything that they possibly could, not just for the Frank family but for all the persecuted peoples of the time, from housing a young man who refused to sign a German aligence agreement to attend college to her husband who was part of an underground resistance movement. She refuses to call herself a hero but someone who doesn't think of themselves as times of trials but of assisting others, is the true definition ofa hero. The story of the amazing fighter should be recognized as not just a footnote in the Anne Frank story. It was great to see "the annex" from the outside. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 2/8/2014

    " Miep Gies tells the story of her harrowing years of the Nazi occupation. I loved this book! If you read Anne's diary, you must read this book to get the adult perspective of what life was like in Amsterdam. Excellent read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 2/7/2014

    " This was an easy book to read, though the horrors perpetrated on the Dutch by the Germans are explicitly told. Told by the woman who helped the Franks hide and helped them in any and every way she could, this book is another look at how the Franks hid, and how the diary came to be published. Definitely a tear-jerker at the end. Now I have to go back and re-read the diary. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika | 1/15/2014

    " I read this before reading Anne Frank: Diary of a young girl. I had mixed feelings about it, but somehow I found this more moving than the actual diary of Anne Frank. This is because you're learning the emotions and experiences of the people who dedicated that part of their life to saving the Frank family. They were the most devoted friends that a family could have. Even though the Frank family ended up being found, Miep and her husband realized that it was not their fault and there was really nothing more they could have done. After the war was over and the imprisoned Jews were freed, Miep and her husband stuck by Otto Frank's side, which was incredible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kadee | 1/1/2014

    " I just reread this and really felt I needed to up the star count to five. It's the necessary supplement to Anne's diary, told beautifully in its own right. Miep recounts what is in fact a courageous, inspiring story, one I've reread many times over the years and always been encouraged by. From the prologue: "I have never wanted special attention. I was only willing to do what was asked of me and what seemed necessary at the time...My story is a story of very ordinary people during extraordinarily terrible times." This humility and willingness to sacrifice for the sake of others is illustrated again and again in the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 12/31/2013

    " Who could read this book and not be moved? I found myself questioning, who would risk their own freedom, their own life for another? Who would make the daily sacrifices this woman did for over 2 years? The answer is that a lot of people did, but do we today understand all that it took? If you loved the Diary of Anne Frank this book is a must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tessa Campbell | 12/31/2013

    " This story was written by the woman who provided refuge to Anne Frank and her family. Highly moving. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kendal Privette | 11/30/2013

    " a different perspective of the anne frank story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanette | 11/10/2013

    " Wow! This story will teach you everything you need to know about true friendship, loyalty, and fortitude. It's better than any novel of World War II. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonna | 8/10/2013

    " This was a great book. Interesting to get the story from the side of the people who hid them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally Anne | 7/31/2013

    " Nothing less than heroic and fantastic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula Martin | 7/27/2013

    " Fascinating account by Miep Gies, not just about Anne, but about all the people who hid in the Secret Annexe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal | 3/1/2013

    " Read it when I was in primary sch. Made me cry so badly... When I think of Anne, I still can remember her strong heart and spirit even in such a dark period as WWII. Truly an inspiration. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace Ojionuka | 1/7/2013

    " I have read Anne Franks diary several times but i have never read the story of meip. It is an amazing story of an everyday hero. In the midst of all these trials were people living to risk their lives for others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jules | 12/17/2012

    " Wow wow wow! I have read Anne Frank's diary but this book gave me a whole new perspective, of course the Jews were treated appaulingly at the hands of the Nazis but I was unaware of some of the terrible goings on. My heart broke to read of Otto Frank discovering his daughters would not be returning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexandra | 10/23/2012

    " I have read this book like, six times, and I still love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 10/19/2012

    " Anne Frank's diary gives a child's version of the events from the inside. This book gives the outside adult perspective. This book stands on it's own, but is a great companion read too. Teacher's should find a chapter or two for their students to read while reading The Diary of Anne Frank. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 5/17/2012

    " If you can read this book and not weep for the life brutally cut short by hatred, you have a problem. This really gets personal with Anne Frank and her family and what happened to them in greater detail by the person who, if only briefly, saved the lives of the Frank and the others hidden with them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Archer | 1/4/2012

    " Kept me glued. Much better than expected, although it starts off slow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andie Wearden | 10/6/2011

    " I have always had an interest in Anne Frank because we share a birthday; I loved her as a girl I could relate to, despite her horrendous circumstances. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 6/18/2011

    " Great book, nice to see her side of the story and the pictures... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MaryEllen | 5/22/2011

    " Excellent. Well written. I read the Diary about 45 years ago. Now I want to read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie | 5/7/2011

    " It was interesting to read this story about Anne Frank on the Dutch side. Miep was one of the people who helped hide Anne Frank and her family. She gave a different perspective on what happened and how the people handled hiding, food shortages and living conditions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derrick | 4/25/2011

    " Very close to a four star rating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaito | 4/25/2011

    " Very sad but inspiring. I had read an exerpt from the 'play' back in eighth grade i could see how Anne acted and what she said but it this i hear her thoughts a feelings from another person. Another person who tells of other people around Anne and about the world during that time period. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 3/30/2011

    " loved this...like the flip side to Anne's diary... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 candy | 3/22/2011

    " This is an amazing companion book to Anne Frank's diary. It fills in the rest of the story. When I visited Anne's house in Amsterdam, I felt that I knew the Franks from having read Miep's book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 1/21/2011

    " I was completely fascinated and riveted by this book when I was a kid. Miep was an amazing woman who shed some real light on who Anne Frank really was and the day to day realities and struggles of helping hide a family from the Nazis. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebeccah | 1/9/2011

    " Read this when I was thirteen. Really adds more depth of knowlege about Anne's life. Miep was (and still is) an amazing person! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 1/6/2011

    " Kept me glued. Much better than expected, although it starts off slow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 S. | 12/28/2010

    " Truly heroic...remarkable strength of character. Am better for having read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sylvia | 11/13/2010

    " Fantastic Book! A must read for anyone who read the Diary of Anne Frank. "

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About the Narrator

Barbara Rosenblat, one of the most awarded narrators in the business, was selected by AudioFile magazine as one of the Golden Voices of the Twentieth Century. She has received the prestigious Audie Award multiple times and has earned fifty-six AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has also appeared in film, television, and theater, both in London’s West End and on Broadway.