Narrator Stefan Rudnicki's warm basso voice and skill with European accents is the perfect medium for this astonishing memoir. Born in 1919 in Mikolajki, Poland, Tadeusz Haska was orphaned at 13 along with his younger brother. With ingenuity and courage the boys raised themselves, concealing their parents' deaths lest they be separated. Tadeusz was starting university when Germany invaded Poland, and from that time forward he repeatedly used his fluency in German, Russian, and French to escape conscription, imprisonment, and worse. By the time he masters Swedish and English (his ninth language), gets credentialed as a Swedish sailor, and smuggles his fiancée out of Poland in a coffin, you'll be in love. Charming, moving, and beautifully performed, this unforgettable story is not to be missed. B.G. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2020]
Trade Ed. Skyboat Media 2020
DD ISBN $14.95
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