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  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • Written by: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rivetting true life story

  • By VKT on 12-03-19

Gripping story

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-08-19

I loved the simplistic style of story telling. It did kind of underplay the horrors the characters went through. The narration attempt at giving different male and female voices was not necessary.

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  • When Breath Becomes Air

  • Written by: Paul Kalanithi
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Sunil Malhotra
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

The New York Times number-one best seller. At the age of 36, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It is a great book with profound moments

  • By Sandeep on 19-02-19

Engaging read

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-01-19

The book made up for some very real listening. Very human, very natural reactions and feelings, no sense of bravado or unnecessarily trying to be inspirational.