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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,917 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Natasha Solomons Narrator: James Adams Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2010 ISBN: 9781615731114
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As WWII begins, Jack Rosenblum and his family flee Berlin for London. Jack faithfully follows advice in a pamphlet from the German Jewish Aid Committee on how to act like a proper Englishman. It all works like a charm <#150> Jaguar, Savile Row suits, BBC Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neil Munday | 2/15/2014

    " a story that carry'd me along. it was funny and sad but said keep trying. a lot of me in this book.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth Schmitt | 2/14/2014

    " If I could give this book 2 1/2 stars that is about right. I liked it at times but had some difficulty liking this husband and wife at first. Curtis was a hoot and the best part of the book. In the end I loved the fact that optimism prevails. We all could use a little more of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy L | 2/13/2014

    " Such a lovely novel - a real pleasure to read. The hero, Jack Rosenblum, is a Jewish refugee who, after setting up a successful business in London, decides to moves to Dorset to set up home there. Both Jack and Sadie are so charming and their relationship with each other and those they meet so believable, it's impossible not to love them and to hope Jack's crazy plans to open a golf course work out. The descriptions of their hopes and fears as they build a new life in England are very poignant and also laugh out laugh funny at times - definitely one to recommend. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Camilla | 2/12/2014

    " Only finished one third. The same point repeated over and over: you can't assimilate by doing homework; there is no ONE national identity. It's farsical and the (anti)hero is so annoying, I caught myself hoping his wife woyld bump him off. If there are unexpected and surprising developements around the corner, please let me know and I,ll finish the book and, perhaps, change my rating. "

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

    " German refugees, the Queen's coronation, woolly pigs, special cider and Bobby Jones makes for a charming story. The always-present sorrow of leaving behind family in Germany in the 1930s mingles with survival in London. Country life, somehow, brings back the memories in unexpected (and highly satisfactory) ways. A village, strewn with characters, takes to the odd German Jewish couple, buying in to absurd determination to build a golf course. A sudden dearth of red carpet, a resurgence of affection between Jack and Sadie, and the machineus dea (provided by golfer Jones) work in wonderful and mysterious ways. A fun, sad and enjoyable book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 jessmaggie | 1/27/2014

    " I just couldn't finish this book. The plot - Jack Rosenblum's ambitions to become both an English gentleman and create his own golf course - was, with a lack of a better word, boring. I couldn't relate to any of the characters at all and even the descriptions of the English countryside (somewhere I feel is truly beautiful) were lacking in colour. I didn't see the point in persevering, which is a shame because of how much I loved Soloman's other book, 'The Novel In The Viola'. The best thing about this book was the gorgeous colours on the cover. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 1/20/2014

    " This was a fun and touching story of a Jewish/German refugee family that fled to England during WW2 and struggled to both assimilate into their new home while not letting go of their past and identity. I had a bit of a hard time getting started but ended up enjoying it very much and now wish I had more of it to read. Its a heavy topic, but the author turns it into a light and enjoyable novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 D. Eric | 1/20/2014

    " This was another pleasant book by Natasha Solomons. In this case, Mr. Rosenblum, A German Jew, comes to England with his wife and infant child to escape the Nazis during WWII. He decides upon his arrival to become an Englishman to the core and sets about doing so with all his gusto. The story takes the reader through the many successes and failures of Mr. Rosenblum in his quest to be quintessentially English, and ultimately leads us to seeing the value in both celebrating a different culture as well as maintaining ties to your roots. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn Bavati | 1/20/2014

    " A charming, beautifully written book but a little slow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherre Hulbert | 1/20/2014

    " This book was endearing and thought-provoking at the same time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lara | 12/31/2013

    " I enjoyed this read, had a light fresh feel, almost like a fable yet a lot of the emotions resonated with me deeply. Characters was somewhat caricatures but worked with the fable like element. Also it was such a different representation of post world war II England for a Jewish immigrant family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 12/30/2013

    " A little slow moving through most of the book, but great descriptions of English countryside and insightful musings about life, dreams, and dealing with the past. I liked it more at the end than I did in the middle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 12/4/2013

    " great book about being an "outsider" and rural England. Very lyrical writing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 12/3/2013

    " Took me a long time to get to the beauty of this book. Worth it in the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 6/9/2013

    " Delightful, charming book. I enjoyed it thoroughly. The characters are not caricatures but seem, instead, to be very genuine. Warts and all. The book does a good job of making the reader understand what it must be like to be an exile. Memorable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth/Sr. Elizabeth | 3/29/2013

    " The ending makes the book worth it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 3/10/2013

    " 3 &1/2 stars would be better for this book. It is a very nice book and I found it satisfying. The attitude of the Jewish refugee couple from Berlin was interesting and a good situation for a novel. In many ways, it was a light story but had moments of anguish and sadness. Enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 2/7/2013

    " This was a sweet, and thoughtful story about life and discovering that finding roots is about who you are more than where you come from. I especially enjoyed the writing full of pith and wit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 8/5/2012

    " A very unusual book. At moments I was bored to tears, at others I just couldn't put it down. Curious writing style, but not one I want to read again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Davina | 9/11/2011

    " Lovely and gentle. Trod the right side of what is probably a v fine humorous line. Some amusing moments too. Love the dorset woolly pigs. Felt all warm and sentimental about it when I was finished. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karlene | 5/14/2011

    " Delightful read. This book has lots of good ideas to think aabout. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 4/15/2011

    " A very gentle story that I found rather boring, but I enjoyed the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hollyutah | 4/4/2011

    " I was completely drawn into this tale. The characters are so beleiveable. If you like Potato Peel Society, I bet you would like this, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 3/14/2011

    " Sweet, lovely story. A good way to end the evening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 3/13/2011

    " I listened to this book, as an audiobook. I had low expectations, and only chose it from a library shelf because it was available and I have a long commute. The book was not derivative at all, and the plot was unexpected. I learned a bit about human nature, too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelly | 3/5/2011

    " Quirky book, but kinda good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauri | 3/3/2011

    " If you like quirky characters who interact in a quaint English country village, this is a good book, but I had a hard time finding sympathy for the main character of this book as he just seemed outright stupid at times. "

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About the Author
Author Natasha Solomons

Natasha Solomons is a screenwriter and the New York Times bestselling author of The Gallery of Vanished Husbands, The House at Tyneford, and Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English. Her novels have been published in seventeen languages. She lives in Dorset, England, with her husband, the writer David Solomons, and young children.

About the Narrator

James Adams is one of the world’s leading authorities on terrorism and intelligence, and for more than twenty-five years he has specialized in national security. He is also the author of fourteen bestselling books on warfare, with a particular emphasis on covert warfare. A former managing editor of the London Sunday Times and CEO of United Press International, he trained as a journalist in England, where he graduated first in the country. Now living in Southern Oregon, he has narrated numerous audiobooks and earned an AudioFile Earphones Award and two coveted Audie Award for best narration.