Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2008
CS ISBN 9781433225413 $44.95 Five cassettes
CD ISBN 9781433225420 $60.00 Six CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781433225451 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
FLORY is the gripping, extraordinary, and surprisingly uplifting story of Flory Van Beek and her miraculous survival of the Holocaust. Complemented by an outstanding performance by narrator Kirsten Potter, the book tells the harrowing story of Flory and her eventual husband Felix's flight from Holland to Argentina, and their return to Holland after German mines sank their ship and severely injured them. Eventually, Flory and Felix were forced into hiding. Potter conveys the stress the Van Beeks felt and highlights the remarkable faith and strength of the many other people who also fought to stay alive. Potter also demonstrates that authenticity and emotion can outweigh a somewhat simplistic writing style, especially during the scene in which Van Beek explains how she eventually received the letter her mother wrote on the train to Auschwitz. D.J.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2009]
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