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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,367 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pam Jenoff Narrator: Rachel Botchan Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN:
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September 1939. Overnight, Jewish 19-year-old Emma Bau's world is turned upside down when Germany invades Poland. And after only six weeks of marriage, her husband Jacob, a member of the Resistance, is forced to flee. Escaping the ghetto, Emma assumes a new, Christian identity and finds work at Nazi headquarters.

As secretary to the charismatic Kommandant Richwalder, Emma vows to use her unique position to gather intelligence for the Resistance - by any means necessary... Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie Mckennedy parrella | 2/19/2014

    " Easy, captivating, emotional....loved it!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marianna | 2/14/2014

    " It was a quick read, I finished only because I wanted to see what happened. The writing was very basic, often anachronistic. I found many of the situations improbable. I never was attached to the characters and I should have been. No tears came in parts that should have elicited emotion from the reader. I've started reading Sarah's Key and already I'm finding it much more intriguing and better written. Both stories and set during the Nazi invasion of Europe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 2/9/2014

    " A must read first then read The Diplomat's Wife . . . excellent! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 2/1/2014

    " I loved this book! Just the right mix of history, romance and suspense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dorothy | 1/28/2014

    " Almost done - love this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirstin | 1/25/2014

    " LOVED IT!!!! It was really quick getting into and very compelling. It is hard to thing about the things that Emma went through. I don't think I could have done the same in her shoes. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chris | 1/24/2014

    " I couldn't finish this book. I understand it's Jenoff's first book, but there is far too much showing not telling. Emma's change of emotions is far too sudden. We're told that she starved in the Ghetto, but in terms of the book, it feels like she was only in the ghetto for five minutes. Even taking into account the difference in time (it helped that I had just read Defiance), she still feels so passive and "oh dear me" that it is hard to like her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 1/24/2014

    " definitely a page turner, appropriate summer reading, didn't know I liked "historical romance" until I read the back blurb. I was disappointed with the ending. Seems like it should stand alone instead of being an obvious lead-in to the sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Congdon | 1/16/2014

    " Great read. Deals with WWII from a different perspective- The resistance fight "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 12/24/2013

    " I loved this book. I could hardly put it down. "

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

    " Great story. A little fiction based on some facts. It tell about sacfrice during war. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Teixeira | 11/5/2013

    " I didn't like this as much as Sarah's Key, but it had a similar feel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monica Savage | 10/20/2013

    " I enjoyed the story very much, but I wish the ending had a bit more to it. It was well written and moved me to tears twice, so I would recommend it as a good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandra | 10/18/2013

    " The writing style was not for me. The story line, Beauty and the Beast but really I could not sympathize with anyone in the story. The young girl was obviously used by all involved. The ending was immature - yes we all die but usually not all in one night. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill L | 9/24/2013

    " The ending was sort of stupid, but I loved 99% of the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Crystal | 6/16/2013

    " It was okay. The author failed to include the horror of the holocaust but rather made this a love story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney Pike | 6/5/2013

    " would be a great movie, another great story about the lengths some jewish people had to go to to survive during the war. This one has some new twists and some romance. Some serious moral dilemmas!! I started it in the evening and stayed up til one to finish it, give it a try.:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victoria | 3/28/2013

    " Very disappointing ending, can only hope there is a sequel coming "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lynsey | 6/24/2012

    " Four chapters into this book and nothing about it has gripped me enough to want to keep reading. Too many books, too little time to bother with books which aren't calling out to be picked up and devoured!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eileen | 3/20/2012

    " Liked the story, love the genre. I prefer true stories and this fictional one was hard to believe at times, but still a good, easy read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 3/14/2012

    " This was a good story, especially if you enjoy historical fiction. The author's next book, "The Diplomat's Wife" was also good and picks up another character that is introduced in this book. I enjoyed them both. Good beach books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsey | 1/20/2012

    " Pam jenoff writes great historical fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 10/13/2011

    " This is a really good book about Krakow during the war. It's this author's first book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pdiamond_1hotmail.com | 9/26/2011

    " A great read and I could not put it down. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kathy Huynh | 7/16/2011

    " This book lacked substance and failed to capture inner human depth of any kind. It was fairly easy to get through but the author possessed little insight and understanding to encourage any character development that could work. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katherine Bates | 6/4/2011

    " Like a Harlequin romance, only set in Germany in WWII "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 4/22/2011

    " A young Jewish woman poses as Gentile while living with her aunt in Warsaw in 1939. She gets a job with the Nazi administration and becomes a spy as well as her lover's boss. I really liked this! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandra | 4/18/2011

    " The writing style was not for me. The story line, Beauty and the Beast but really I could not sympathize with anyone in the story. The young girl was obviously used by all involved. The ending was immature - yes we all die but usually not all in one night. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 3/23/2011

    " A very quick read. The author will be a speaker at our annual Delco luncheon. Looking forward to meeting her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 3/2/2011

    " It was a good read. A bit predictable, but still enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 3/1/2011

    " Part of my Nazi theme/pattern that I've had all winter...similar in theme to those who save us but not written quite as well...still a good read though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannahg | 2/25/2011

    " I fell in love with the Kommandant.
    The moral wrongness of that highlights the protagonists difficulties, and it made for an extremely beautiful and heartfelt read.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 2/25/2011

    " This would make a great movie. It is am amazing story. I wanted it to have one more chapter but I guess I will have to write that one for myself. I am going to read the Diplomat's Wife next. I can't wait to get started. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 2/17/2011

    " Loved this book! So Interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chancesjentakes | 2/3/2011

    " I loved the book until the last 50 pages. There was so much excitement packed into it that it started to make the story unbelievable. Regardless I love the story though! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 2/3/2011

    " I can't lie, I really enjoyed reading this book. Perhaps it is because I just needed a quick read after the heaviness of my last book. It wasn't the best-written, it was a little cliche, but it had a compelling story and characters that were likable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katherine | 1/9/2011

    " Like a Harlequin romance, only set in Germany in WWII "

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About the Author

Pam Jenoff is the author of several novels, including the international bestseller The Kommandant’s Girl, which also earned her a Quill Award nomination. In addition to writing, she teaches law school at Rutgers University. She lives outside Philadelphia with her family.

About the Narrator

Rachel Botchan holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a member of the Pearl Theater Company in New York. She and her husband live in New York City.