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3.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 5 3.90 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tessa De Loo Narrator: Edwina Wren Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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International best seller published in 21 countries. More than 1 million copies sold. Feature film was an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Film 2005. One of the Sunday Times '100 Best Books of the Year' and No. 1 in The Independent's '50 Best Books of the Summer 2005'.

Originally published in the Netherlands in 1993, De Loo's first novel to be translated into English explores the enmity that existed between Germans and the rest of Europe after World War II. This moving tale addresses notions of guilt and responsibility in a sensitive, thought-provoking manner, without exonerating or condemning.

Twins Anna and Lotte Bamberg are born in Cologne but orphaned and separated when they are five. While Lotte is taken in by Dutch relatives, Anna is raised by her grandfather in rural poverty. With the advent of war, their lives take very different turns: Lotte!s family hides an assortment of refugees, while Anna finds love with a soldier of the Reich.

Besides two unsuccessful brief meetings, they have no contact until a chance encounter in the Belgian resort town of Spa about 40 years after the war. Anna is eager to reestablish their relationship, yet Lotte is more reluctant. As she gradually comes to understand that not all is black and white, she is able to find her sister again. While some may sense (and resent) an apologist tone to the novel, readers are asked to look deeply into themselves and others before making blanket judgments. 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 Donni | 1/12/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book! 'Another' Holocaust novel, however the author manages to portay two differing / opposing attitudes/lives in a way that is emotionally and historically interesting. Highly enjoyable read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 1/4/2011

    " To be honest. I had to read it for school so it takes the fun out of it. I saw the movie and read the book and it is a good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eleionomae | 9/27/2010

    " Schitterend boek wat ik gelezen heb voor mijn Nederlands examen. Leest makkelijk weg en natuurlijk een mooi onderwerp. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 6/17/2010

    " an interesting look at WWII lives, collective guilt & responsibility, lives lived amid the chaos of war. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 5/8/2010

    " To this day, it is still one of my favorite books! It is out of print, but worth the work to find it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Inge | 3/4/2010

    " Ik vond het boek De tweeling een mooi boek met veel historische waarde. Het mooie vond ik eraan dat je ziet dat twee levens totaal verschillend kunnen lopen, door oorlog, familie en andere redenen. Ook vond ik het goed om te lezen over hoe het in de oorlog was en dat dan van verschillende kanten. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Iris | 3/1/2010

    " Ik vond het boek moelijk om te lezen, maar als je eenmaal las ging het wel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emilie | 2/27/2010

    " Erg mooi boek, af en toe lastig om te begrijpen. Het is een verhaal waar je echt in meegesleept wordt. Je leert ook heel goed twee kanten van het verhaal over de oorlog te kennen en dan kom je erachter dat niet alles zwart of wit is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elise | 10/12/2008

    " mooi boek om te lezen! en daarna kan je ook de film bekijken, die is ook supermooi. Wel eerst het boek lezen he:P "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendroz | 3/18/2008

    " A very interesting story by the reviews, I found it dull at times and had to force myself to keep reading "

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