Lisa Jura, an Austrian Jew, was already a skilled pianist at age 14, when her parents sent her far from home to escape the Nazis. Along with ten thousand other youngsters, she was part of the Kindertransport, which brought the children to London, where they found homes and built lives. The author narrates this amazing biography of her mother’s life in a melodic voice. Golabek adopts subtle German inflections for the narrative and provides a stronger German accent for the dialogue of Mrs. Cohen, who runs the refugee hostel at Willesden Lane. On a lesser scale, she provides well-done British and French accents. Lisa’s life and thoughts are full of music, and her playing brings solace to herself and her neighbors during the bombing of London. Golabek’s soft, emotional voice describes Lisa’s music-filled hopes and dreams while classical music soars throughout this beautiful audiobook, bringing tears and smiles to listeners. M.B.K. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2016]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2016
CD ISBN 9781478964438 $25.00 Seven CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2016
CD ISBN 9781478911500 $89.99 Seven CDs
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