The War That Saved My Life

Narrated by:
Jayne Entwistle

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
76
Narrator
23
Release Date
January 2015
Duration
7 hours 38 minutes
Summary
Winner of the 2016 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production

An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War 2, from the acclaimed author of Jefferson’s Sons and for fans of Number the Stars.
 
Nine-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn’t waste a minute—she sneaks out to join him.
 
So begins a new adventure of Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan—and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother?
 
This masterful work of historical fiction is equal parts adventure and a moving tale of family and identity—a classic in the making.
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Anonymous

amazing book my daughter and i both enjoyed it so much!

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Owen E

I'm 11 and i don't find a good book a lot but this is a amazing????

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Pankaj Shroff

It is a good book but the narrator uses the same voice.

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Elizabeth Bluemle

Fabulous book, wonderfully narrated. One of my favorite books in recent memory.

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Shelley B.

Enjoyed from start to finish!

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Kenneth D.

Sweet story about the exodus of children from London during the Blitz in WWII. Although the mother character was unbelievable , the rest were believable. The narrator did a pretty good job!

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Celeste L.

This book was moving and engrossing. I loved it.

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