The Runaway Family Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Fear and betrayal stalk the streets. People disappear. Persecution of the Jews has become a national pastime.
When Ruth Friedman's husband is arrested by the SS, she is left to fend for herself and her four children. She alone stands as their shield against the Nazis. But where can she go? Where will her family be safe? Ruth must overcome the indifference, hatred, and cruelty that surrounds her as she and her family race to escape the advancing Nazi army's final solution.
The Runaway Family was previously published as Evil on the Wind.
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|Listening Length||10 hours and 38 minutes|
|Audible.com Release Date||December 14, 2021|
|Publisher||Dreamscape Media, LLC|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #166,641 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#584 in World War II Historical Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#1,898 in Fiction Sagas
#2,904 in World War II Historical Fiction (Books)
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One problem though. I notice in The Runaway Family the author (who is British) uses a lot of British slang even though the characters are German. Example: on page 244…”And what have we ‘ere then? Who the ‘ell are you? And what are you doing ‘ere?” then, further…..”No, no, you stay put where you are, mate” and also, ”Heinz leered at them. ”No I bloody ‘aven’t”. There are many other examples thoughout the book. Cant figure out why she would have her German characters talk like they are British. It was sorta annoying but other than that I like the book.
Update: Finished the book, had a really good story, that is until the ending. Like others have said, it ended abruptly with a very unsatisfying ending. If youre gonna write a book at least stay interested in the project and finish it off with wrap-up ending that leaves the reader with no questions as to what happens next. This leaves room for a follow-up book but I doubt the author has any further interest with this story. Too bad.
Using the ghettoization of the Jews within Germany and Austria, this story sheds light on the day to day effort to survive. The horrors of the camps which often serve as the setting for Holocaust novels prove a very heart rendering narrative. But trying to survive the nightmare years before then was a daunting task and broke the spirit of many. Costeloe does a good job of weaving a realistic narrative of the day to day effort of ordinary people and their struggles to find basic staples of daily life. As money, jobs, and freedoms ebb away, Jews lived in the shadows of their former lives. Neighbors turn on their once Jewish friends; family members disappear; and strangers unleash their virulent hatred on the most innocent. Costeloe sheds a very harsh light on this part of the Holocaust that often is overlooked.
Ruth and her four children provide worthy protagonists to provide the novel with a tender overtone. One daughter even begins to lose touch with reality as the cruelties mount. But with a touch of clever plotting, Ruth and her brood endure. Easy to read, well written, Runaway Family offers the reader a good steady read.
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A tense story of determination to survive against a backdrop of increasing cruelty and evil. heart breaking but addictive nevertheless. keep the tissues handy
this period you would understand what it would be like to be Jewish, to be so hated by your fellow man, woman and even child. I don't know if this is a true story or not, but for me the author has written a heart rending story.