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The Medallion

Written by: Cathy Gohlke
Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins

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Publisher's Summary

For fans of best-selling World War II fiction like Sarah's Key and The Nightingale comes an illuminating tale of courage, sacrifice, and survival, about two couples whose lives are ravaged by Hitler's mad war yet eventually redeemed through the fate of one little girl. 

Seemingly overnight, the German blitzkrieg of Warsaw in 1939 turns its streets to a war zone and shatters the life of each citizen - Polish, Jewish, or otherwise. Sophie Kumiega, a British bride working in the city's library, awaits news of her husband, Janek, recently deployed with the Polish Air Force. Though Sophie is determined that she and the baby in her womb will stay safe, the days ahead will draw her into the plight of those around her, compelling her to help, whatever the danger. 

Rosa and Itzhak Dunovich never imagined they would welcome their longed-for first child in the Jewish ghetto, or that they would let anything tear their family apart. But as daily atrocities intensify, Rosa soon faces a terrifying reality: to save their daughter's life, she must send her into hiding. Her only hope of finding her after the war - if any of them survive - is a medallion she cuts in half and places around her neck. 

Inspired by true events of Poland's darkest days and brightest heroes, The Medallion paints a stunning portrait of war and its aftermath, daring us to believe that when all seems lost, God can make a way forward.

©2019 Cathy Gohlke (P)2019 Recorded Books

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  • Debbie
  • 19-07-19

Great narration, sad story.

Being set in WWII, I knew it would be sad and depressing and that was indeed the case, as well as gory in parts. For sure not any laughs. Good history, and part of the story of one person in particular is based on actual facts the author discovered in research. Overall a good listen, and makes me realize we need to be praying this won't happen again.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-07-19

The Medallion - a must read!

This story was extremely well written and hard to put down. Character development was amazing and made you love every one of them.

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  • paula wright
  • 17-06-19

The epilogue was so good I love everything mrs gohlke writes

What a great job the author did with this story of love hatred redemption. Some of the scenes were hard to listen to, such evil man did to man.cant wait for her next book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-08-19

amazing

no regrets a great and sad story, something to keep in mind and keep a look out so this doesn't happen again in the future.

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  • 29-07-19

The Medallion

I love stories woven around historys truths . This nightmarish erra has given birth to an awareness , written around peoples lives and struggles in the real world . What we will do for our neighbors out of love to help each other thrive , not just survive in the face of evil gives me renewed faith in the peoples who inhabit our world . The research Caty did for this book gave credence to this story and Stina Nielson as usual brought the characters to life in a way only she can !

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  • vmc
  • 11-07-19

Wonderful and heart breaking

We will never know how anyone can be so heartless. How can anyone shoot innocent people just because somebody else tells them to. Little children that were so innocent were shot just to get rid of them. And how can anyone say it never happened when there is proof. Some are still living that were eye witnesses. May God have mercy on their souls.

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  • Susan
  • 23-08-19

Lest We Forget

The Medallion is a story that I won’t soon forget. True events inspired the author to write this book, as she explains at the end of the story. The Medallion is a tale of war, before, during and after. It is also a story of courage, sacrifice and love. The author relates the story through two couples torn apart in war torn Poland. For me the book started slowly but soon swept me into the lives of Sophie, Rosa and Itzhak. Several times throughout the book I was brought to tears. Stina Nielsen’s narration is well done, with the exception of her British accent. The Medallion is a credit well spent!