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THE STAR AND THE SHAMROCK The Star and the Shamrock, Book 1

by | Read by Siobhan Waring

Historical Fiction • 8 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

Siobhan Waring passionately narrates this deeply moving, very personal story about Jewish children spirited out of Germany on a Kindertransport train. In desperation, young mother Ariella Bannon begs Elizabeth Klein, an unknown relative in England, to care for 11-year-old Liesel and 7-year-old Erich. Klein, a childless, grieving widow, unhesitatingly agrees. Listeners will follow the new family to Ballycreggan, Ireland, where Klein has a home. Waring's portrayal of Klein sounds kind and thoughtful. While the children sound initially wary, later their tones reflect how they're thriving in their new lives. Nearby is a farm where Klein teaches and the children practice their faith. Waring's skill with diverse accents and the chanting in the synagogue provides atmosphere. Listeners will be captivated by Klein and the children, who are inspiring and believable. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2020]

Digital Download • Jean Grainger • 2020

DD ISBN $19.95

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