Monday, July 20, 2009

Flory: A Miraculous Story of Survival By Flory A. Van Beek

Narrated by Kirsen Potter

Flory By Flory Van Beek
Flory and her husband, Felix, endured the sinking of a ship bound for safety in the New World, the increasing danger of the occupation, and finally a life in hiding. There, cut off from the outside world and their families, they faced the hunger and stress of daily life in confined quarters along with the ever-present threat of discovery and certain death.
This inspiring account vividly captures the terror of the Holocaust while telling a poignant story of love and courage.
©1998 Flory Van Beek; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
What the Critics Say
"I have always believed in survivor's testimonies: they are unique. It is impossible to understand the Holocaust and its meaning without becoming acquainted with their experiences, which they alone can tell with true authority." (Elie Wiesel)
I have to agree with the critic. Hearing this read, I felt she was right here beside me. I started this book late at night when I could not go to sleep. I then found myself fighting sleep to hear her story. It is not just about what happened to her and her family but about the people around her, the good, the bad and the ugly.
Like my worn copy of Ann Frank, this will be a story I will want to hear again and again.
The human will is amazing


Sheila DeChantal said...

This does sound good. Wow! Yo did a good job on the review too! You made it interesting and when you cant put a book down because you are so into it - that really speaks to us readers. :)

Trin said...

Wow, a story you want to hear as often as Anne Frank. It has to be amazing.
I like how you used Elie Wiesel review and added you 2 cents, good review