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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,102 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maria Angels Anglada Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the winter of 1991, at a concert in Krakow, an older woman with a marvelously pitched violin meets a fellow musician who is instantly captivated by her instrument. When he asks her how she obtained it, she reveals the remarkable story behind its origin....

Imprisoned at Auschwitz, the notorious concentration camp, Daniel feels his humanity slipping away. Treasured memories of the young woman he loved and the prayers that once lingered on his lips become hazier with each passing day. Then a visit from a mysterious stranger changes everything, as Daniel's former identity as a crafter of fine violins is revealed to all. The camp's two most dangerous men use this information to make a cruel wager: If Daniel can build a successful violin within a certain number of days, the Kommandant wins a case of the finest burgundy. If not, the camp doctor, a torturer, gets hold of Daniel. And so, battling exhaustion, Daniel tries to recapture his lost art, knowing all too well the likely cost of failure.

Written with lyrical simplicity and haunting beauty - and interspersed with chilling, actual Nazi documentation - The Violin of Auschwitz is more than just a novel: It is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of beauty, art, and hope to triumph over the darkest adversity.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nicki | 12/31/2013

    " I waited a long time to read this because I have a hard tine with Holocaust stories. This was poignant and personal, and certainly realistic, but not shockingly horrifying the way that some stories are. It kept you just outside of the worst horrors in a resigned way. You weren't in the bodies with the painfully empty stomachs or lash-covered backs, but more in their heads. Definitely a different take on a Holocaust story than I am used to finding. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kathleen | 11/28/2013

    " This is an interesting story told from multiple perspectives. Somehow, I found it difficult to really know the characters. It seemed more like a sketch to me than a novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sharon | 11/21/2013

    " Excellent depiction of the degration and dehumanization of the Nazi concentration camps. Also good depiction of the making of a violin. Author kept me in suspense as to the eventual outcome for Daniel and for the violin "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mandy | 11/5/2013

    " Bit too slight, and lacks depth, worth reading, but not one to make much of an impact "

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