Trade Ed. Jewish Contemporary Classics 2003
CS ISBN $29.95 Six cassettes
CD ISBN $79.95 Seven CDs
DD ISBN $55.97
The Nazi Officer’s Wife is Edith Hahn Beer’s inspiring memoir of how she, an Austrian Jew, adopted a Christian friend’s identity during WWII and somehow fell in love with and married Werner Vetter, a Nazi, who never disclosed his wife’s secret. Nonetheless, Edith lived in constant fear--of being discovered, of learning her family and friends’ fates, and of the daily horrors of Nazi Germany. Barbara Rosenblat is perfect; she is to audiobooks what Meryl Streep is to movies. Her German accent is flawless, and her voice modulates flawlessly--regardless of whether she is speaking as Edith, Werner, or a Nazi officer. As Edith, Rosenblat conveys every fear, every joy, and every other emotion with such ease that the listener never doubts that she is Edith. This book is destined to become a classic, as is Rosenblat’s performance. D.J.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2004 Audie Award Winner © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 03]
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