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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (441 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Slouka Narrator: Glen McCready Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Mark Slouka's novel begins with the child of Czech immigrants to the US, now living in New York, who has been brought up on the folklore of his parents' homeland. As an adult he becomes aware that he has no knowledge of his parents during the Nazi occupation of Prague. He makes a journey back to Czechoslovakia and it is only then that he discovers their part in the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the notorious 'butcher of Prague' and begins to understand his mother Ivana's unhappiness.

Intertwined with this gripping history is a passionate love story, the tragic consequences of which transcend both years and continents.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Brandy clark | 2/14/2014

    " If you can get to the third part of the book, it's a heartbreaking and beautiful love story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kristine | 2/8/2014

    " There are some interesting vignettes in the book and I like the structure, but overall it was not very satisfying. In the first section the narrator tells of his family life with his WWII Czech-immigrant parents. In the second section after their deaths he unsuccessfully tries to piece together the mystery of their relationship and her love of another man. The third is the narrator's imagined love story of his mother and her lover, a resistance fighter who assassinated Heydrich, and also tells how his mother ended up with his father. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Roger Wright | 2/6/2014

    " The Visible World is a bleak and depressing novel told as if a factual account of the author's parents' lives in the Czech republic during Nazi occupation. At times it's very poetic and at others, just lethargic. I enjoy stories of this time period but this isn't one of my favorites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lois | 2/1/2014

    " I enjoyed this easy to read book about two lovers caught in the middle of war-time Czecoslovakia. I found some of his descriptions, metaphors and similies a little repetative, therefore only scores a 3 out of 5. "

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