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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,269 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Danny Scheinmann Narrator: Danny Scheinmann Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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Can love outwit death? An epic novel of two lives sustained through the memory of love.

1992: Leo Deakin wakes up in a hospital somewhere in South America. His girlfriend Eleni is dead and Leo doesn't know where he is or how Eleni died. He blames himself for the tragedy and is sucked into a spiral of despair. But Leo is about to discover something which will change his life forever.

1917: Moritz Daniecki is a fugitive from a Siberian POW camp. Seven thousand kilometres over the Russian Steppes separate him from his village and his sweetheart, whose memory has kept him alive through carnage and captivity. The Great War may be over, but Moritz now faces a perilous journey across a continent riven by civil war. When Moritz finally limps back into his village to claim the hand of the woman he left behind, will she still be waiting?

In this debut novel, Danny Scheinmann paints a dramatic portrait of two men sustaining their lives through the memory of love. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth Moffat | 2/18/2014

    " Beautiful book with a lot of heart, loved the memoirs and the way the two stories linked, and was lovely to find out at the end that this story had actually happened which made it feel more real. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 2/13/2014

    " Heroic, romantic, but not sugar coated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marsha | 1/19/2014

    " Two entwining stories of love and determination. I was engaged from the first page. This story really moved me and I recommend it to lovers everywhere. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christie | 1/13/2014

    " It took me a while to get into this book because there are two story lines in which the author goes back and forth with each one. I favored one over the other at times so it was hard to keep going through. All in all it was a pretty good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michaela | 1/12/2014

    " One of my top 5. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gillian | 1/10/2014

    " In the top ten faves ever. Two stories running simultaneously from two different times. Poignant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trina | 1/4/2014

    " Great story the first half of the book. Then the last chapter, too. Not so great middle. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Isobel | 12/6/2013

    " Seemed very "random" to begin with but in the end it all fell into place and made so much more sense that I kicked myself for not working out the connections. Worth reading "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 12/2/2013

    " Found this book gripping from the start. The two parallel stories are convincing and heart breaking. Read it in a day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 11/28/2013

    " A succulent story rendering the consequences of lost love and past regrets. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/14/2013

    " Loved it , one of my favorite books so far this year . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lois | 11/8/2013

    " I enjoyed the factual diary entries, and his notions on quantum physics and love, but a little disappointed with the narrative. This is worth reading if you have a spare afternoon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 3/23/2013

    " Wouldn't have really thought this was my cup of tea but I loved it!! Excellent story, great writing and floods of tears (mine), snot (also mine) and cheeringly lovely bits. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mew | 2/28/2013

    " intriguing...not as shallow as I thought it could be... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candy | 10/28/2012

    " This beautiful book told of love and loss through two stories. At the end, the stories join and the characters reach resolution. I particularly liked the jottings/ pictures which were journal pages at the beginning of each chapter. They added an extra dimension to the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Acacia | 10/9/2012

    " Surprisingly good in ways that just should have been treacly. Any tendencies to mawkishness on the part of the protagonist are swept away by the author's awareness of his character's histrionics. Funny and tragic, just far far better than I thought it would be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kasi | 9/27/2012

    " I didn't really like how this book was written, but what was written was amazing, evocative and at times, sickening. It is an incredible story. Worth reading despite the only okay writing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joh | 5/13/2012

    " This book had 2 main characters...one from the past and one from the present. Unfortunately the modern day character was selfish and horrible to the point that the book was ruined (for me at any rate!). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victoria | 4/17/2012

    " Good book - two stories, both from a male perspective. One historical, one modern day. Read this alongside Love in the time of Cholera (guess I was in a romantic mood), and would take this one any time "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 1/21/2012

    " Very good book, well written. It reminded me a bit of The History of Love. Lots of similar elements. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Grainger | 10/31/2011

    " A really touching novel about what it says on the tin....love. I learnt more about ants mating though than I wanted! I would recommend this book highly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 BookAmbler | 10/17/2011

    " A good debut novel with converging dual timeline stories. I found it a bit hard work initially - felt that the author was trying to be a bit too clever with words initially. But soon settled down into two interesting stories with a satisfying ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pauline Armstrong | 10/15/2011

    " Very enjoyable, and fascinated to learn that it was based on an actual epic walk undertaken by the author's Grandfather! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anna | 10/4/2011

    " The title was so appealing.. a bit disappointing overall. It was quite good at times, the author is a wonderful storyteller, but that's that. It's not a literary novel, just popular fiction with glimpses of greatness. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Suzanne Donald | 5/2/2011

    " Dull. Found myself completely indifferent to the plot and characters. Not terribly well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 2/20/2011

    " This story is beautifull... It makes you cry, laugh and think. Mortiz was a true hero. I will always remember this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorena | 2/13/2011

    " A friend of mine passed this book on to me. It is two different stories taking place at the same time. One modern and the other during Hitler's war. It is not until the end that you see how the stories are intertwined. It was a sad book with happy moments. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 1/27/2011

    " Was a library book, returned it before getting involved, then
    got another copy and LOVED it, good story, interesting characters,
    a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma | 1/11/2011

    " I found it an easy read, but was frustrated with the characters. I did find the epilogue a shock to discover the book is based on the authors family background. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 9/25/2010

    " Here are two stories of love, one set in the present day, and one set during the first world war. I found it difficult to tie them together and didn't like the end! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judith | 9/16/2010

    " wonderful book -quick easy read - Danny Scheinmann - great author "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 8/14/2010

    " The some (not all) of the more dramatic events of this book are true. Really amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 7/25/2010

    " Enjoyed this very much on my flight to Europe - war story tangled with modern day - and the Siberian setting helped me to escape from the 14 hour flight "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lyndsey | 7/21/2010

    " So well written and two beautiful love stories wound together. "

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