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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (491 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Martin Fletcher Narrator: David Thorn Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9781611746617
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Set against the backdrop of London and Palestine in the years directly following WWII, Edith and Georg are Austrian refugees expecting their first baby in a world unfriendly to Jews. Based on the author's meticulous research and his own family's history. 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 Sarah | 2/10/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. I never realized how much animosity still existed at the end of the war. It did get a little tedious to me in some places but I enjoyed the telling of Georg and Edith's story and the love story that blossomed in Anna's life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindy | 2/8/2014

    " A good story about what happened with many jewish refugees after WWII. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 2/2/2014

    " I loved this story of a young Jewish couple expecting their first baby in post WWII England. I felt their heartbreak as they learned the fate of loved ones, crossing those names off their list as they learned of death, or holding onto the hope of survival. The pain of not knowing whether their loved ones lived or died is at times, palpable. Amidst this, we see their struggle with anti-Semitism in London and all the ugliness that brought out in people. Intertwined with this story is the story of the Jewish Resistance in Palestine and their efforts to get the British out of the country. Very good read. I gave it four stars for some rough language that I didn't feel was necessary. If you like historical fiction or WWII fiction, you will like this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shirley Freeman | 1/31/2014

    " This is a Holocaust story with a unique perspective - the immediate aftermath of WWII in England and Palestine. The historical events in the novel (planned assassination of British foreign minister, terrorist acts in Palestine and London, antisemitism rallies in London) are real though the characters are not. The list of the title refers to the lists of relatives that many Jewish survivors kept. As they got news about their relatives, most of which was bad, they would cross the names off their list. Hope, in the form of new and renewed connections and especially in anticipation of a baby, enables the main characters to survive. The story is good but I also learned a lot. "

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

    " This work of fiction is a little thin. I think Martin held back. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Muriel Kudera | 1/24/2014

    " I liked learning some things about the lives of the Jews in England after the war. I did not think the writing was great but I am glad i read this novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gini | 1/18/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book about the Jews in London and Palestine after WWII. It's not a time/subject that we read much about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gretchen Smith | 12/16/2013

    " 3.5 stars. This book shows the struggles of the Jewish refugees in England directly following wwII. A truly engulfing tale with memorable characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alina Brewer | 12/2/2013

    " There were several things that I liked about this book, but wished that I could know more about certain characters and wanted more from the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margie Schoenberg | 11/15/2013

    " The list is a quick wonderful read. It is about Londaon and Palestine at the end of World War II. It is very quick exciting read. I highly recommend this book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lyn | 10/20/2013

    " Disappointing. Just couldn't get into this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 5/2/2013

    " i thought i would like this more, but i never felt like i wanted to pick it up and finish it?!? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 4/18/2013

    " Very good piece of historical fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Midge | 3/7/2013

    " Started out good then got boring so had to struggle to finish to see how it ends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcia | 12/8/2012

    " A good historical novel about the hardships faced by Holocaust survivors in London after the war. Well written and thought provoking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mel | 7/26/2012

    " Discusses anti-Semitism in London just as news of the fate of millions of Jews was just becoming known. Good story with an aspect of history that is surprising. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorraine Mitchell | 4/13/2012

    " I loved this book. Well written, twists and turns in the plot, and a little different perspective of post WWII in London for the Holocaust survivors. If interested in this type of book this is a really good one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/21/2012

    " It was good but it could have been great with a few more tweaks in story and some added details. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ali Pavlicek | 2/17/2012

    " Good ending...but took FOREVER to read. I don't know, not really my style I guess. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika Dreifus | 1/3/2012

    " Please see my review for The Jewish Journal (review is based on complimentary review copy). "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Robin | 12/29/2011

    " I listened to the audio book. I have read many books on the holocaust and this was not one of the better ones. I found the characters not likeable and the story boring to follow. I gave up 1/3 of the way thru. "

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About the Author

Martin Fletcher is an author and retired journalist who has covered world events for NBC News. His coverage has won him the DuPont Award, the Pulitzer Prize for television, several Overseas Press Club awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence, and five Emmys. His book, Walking Israel: A Personal Search for the Soul of a Nation, won the Jewish National Book Award in 2011.

About the Narrator

David Thorn spent his childhood in the Channel Islands off the coast of France, was schooled in England, and then immigrated to the United States at the age of twenty-three. He is retired from international commerce and currently resides in California.