Adolfo Kaminsky by Sarah Kaminsky, Mike Mitchell [Trans.]

Here is the Earphone award winning AudioFile magazine review:

The skill of Simon Vance, narrator of this audiobook, is his ability to take a memoir that opens during the French Resistance in WWII and fully capture its suspense-filled drama. Adolfo Kaminsky, the daring and heroic document forger, helped hundreds of Jewish families escape Occupied France with his perfectly created passports. Although his talent for creating them could have earned him thousands of dollars, Kaminsky, incredibly, never took any payment for his services. This first-person narrative follows 30 years of Kaminsky’s career as he went on to fight injustice with his talent around the world. Simon Vance breathes a terrifying reality into what it means to defy tyranny. E.E.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine

About Simon

Simon is an actor who found his way into audiobook narrating as a side-gig and seems to have made a success of it. With some training as an actor as a child (just a couple of hours a week, but it stuck) and 15 years working inside the BBC (ending up as one of the presenters/newsreaders on BBC Radio 4 in London) he found the ideal combination for an audiobook narrator. Found his way to California two decades ago and never left.

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One Response to Adolfo Kaminsky by Sarah Kaminsky, Mike Mitchell [Trans.]

  1. Yvonne Reed October 3, 2017 at 12:02 am #

    Listened to Sinking of MV Port Victor. Shocking in content, but not surprising. Being the daughter of an American soldier, who was part of the occupying forces of Germany after WW Ii,and a German mother, I have heard many stories of man’s inhumanity to man. I.e. The bombimg of Dresden after the armistice was signed, both by British and the Americans killing 80,000 Innocents civilians. This was known as a revenge bombing, as only the housing section of Dresden was bombed, not the Industrial. My mother was living in Dresden at the time, and she lost everyone she knew in that conflagration. Her classmates, teachers, shopkeepers, neighbors, everyone. She was spared only because she and her boyfriend visited in her grandmother in a neighboring village that day. When she returned after the visit, the city was surrounded with barbed wire and signs warning of various hazards, including disease. Smoke, ash and destruction were everywhere. My mother recounts she and her 17 year-old boyfriend stood and cried.

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