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Audiobooks by Jewish American Authors

Audiobooks by Jewish American Authors

May is Jewish American Heritage Month, an annual recognition and celebration of American Jews' achievements and contributions to the United States of America.

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The Living and the Lost

A Novel

By Ellen Feldman
Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik
Length: 9 hours 34 minutes

From the author of Paris Never Leaves You, Ellen Feldman's The Living and the Lost is a gripping story of a young German Jewish woman who returns to Allied Occupied Berlin from America to face the past and unexpected future

Millie (Meike) Mosbach and her brother David, manage to escape to the States just before Kristallnacht, leaving their...

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The Others

By Sarah Blau
Narrated by: Deirdra Whelan
Length: 6 hours 34 minutes

For fans of The Perfect Nanny and My Sister, the Serial Killer, a sharp, dark, and propulsive thriller about one woman at the heart of a murder investigation—but is she the next victim, or the primary suspect?

As soon as 41-year-old Sheila hears the news, she knows the police will be calling. One of the country's preeminent feminist scholars—and... Read more »

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Mad and Bad

Real Heroines of the Regency

By Bea Koch
Narrated by: Rengin Altay
Length: 5 hours 48 minutes

Discover a feminist pop history that looks beyond the Ton and Jane Austen to highlight the Regency women who succeeded on their own terms and were largely lost to history -- until now.
Regency England is a world immortalized by Jane Austen and Lord Byron in their beloved novels and poems. The popular image of the Regency continues to be... Read more »

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The Light of the Midnight Stars

By Rena Rossner
Narrated by: Ana Clements
Length: 10 hours 29 minutes

Experience an evocative combination of fantasy, history, and Jewish folklore in this lush and lyrical fairytale-inspired novel from the author of The Sisters of the Winter Wood.

Deep in the Hungarian woods, the sacred magic of King Solomon lives on in his descendants. Gathering under the midnight stars, they perform small miracles and none are...

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Sarahland

By Sam Cohen
Narrated by: Suehyla El-Attar
Length: 5 hours 57 minutes

"Queer, dirty, insightful, and so funny" (Andrea Lawlor), this coyly revolutionary debut story collection imagines new origins and futures for its cast of unforgettable protagonists—almost all of whom are named Sarah.

NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2021 BY THE MILLIONS * OPRAH MAGAZINE * ELECTRIC LITERATURE * REFINERY29


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Beat the Devils

By Josh Weiss
Narrated by: Fred Berman
Length: 9 hours 51 minutes

An inventive, page-turning crime thriller set in an alternate United States during the height of the Red Scare—with shocking parallels to America in the 2020s.

USA, 1958. President Joseph McCarthy sits in the White House, elected on a wave of populist xenophobia and barely‑concealed anti‑Semitism. The country is in the firm grip of... Read more »

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I Will Protect You

A True Story of Twins Who Survived Auschwitz

By Eva Mozes Kor
Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik
Length: 4 hours 7 minutes

The illuminating and deeply moving true story of twin sisters who survived Nazi experimentation, against all odds, during the Holocaust.

Eva and her identical twin sister, Miriam, had a mostly happy childhood. Theirs was the only Jewish family in their small village in the Transylvanian mountains, but they didn't think much of it until... Read more »

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When We Were Young

By Jaclyn Goldis
Narrated by: Erin Bennett, Tessa Netting & Jodi Carlisle
Length: 11 hours 50 minutes

Three generations of women come together in this page-turning debut full of family secrets, heart-wrenching drama, and the promise of second chances.

Corfu, 1942: To sixteen-year-old Sarah Batis, the Nazis are a distant danger—of far greater threat is the opposing needs of her heart and her people. Tradition demands that Sarah marry a Jewish man.... Read more »

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Lilyville

Mother, Daughter, and Other Roles I've Played

By Tovah Feldshuh
Narrated by: Tovah Feldshuh
Length: 10 hours 20 minutes

This heartwarming and funny memoir from a beloved actress tells the story of a mother and daughter whose narrative reflects American cultural changes and the world's shifting expectations of women.

From Golda to Ginsburg, Yentl to Mama Rose, Tallulah to the Queen of Mean, Tovah Feldshuh has always played powerful women who aren't afraid to sit at... Read more »

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My Everything

The Parent I Want to Be, The Children I Hope to Raise

By Einat Nathan
Narrated by: Einat Nathan & Xe Sands
Length: 7 hours 52 minutes

The compassionate #1 bestseller in Israel that shows parents—particularly mothers—how to teach children to be strong and independent by seeing the world through their children's eyes and feel it through their children's hearts.

Einat Nathan is the mother of five children and a parenting expert and counselor with her own clinic. She first... Read more »

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The Fabergé Secret

By Charles Belfoure
Length: 9 hours 59 minutes

St. Petersburg, 1903. Prince Dimitri Markhov counts himself lucky to be a close friend of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra. Cocooned by the glittering wealth of the Imperial court, the talented architect lives a life of luxury and comfort, by the side of his beautiful but spiteful wife, Princess Lara. But when Dimitri is confronted by the...

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A Jewish Founding Father?

Alexander Hamilton's Hidden Life

By Andrew Porwancher
Narrated by: Andrew Porwancher
Length: 48 minutes

One Day University presents a series of audio lectures recorded in real-time from some of the top minds in the United States. Given by award-winning professors and experts in their field, these recorded lectures dive deep into the worlds of religion, government, literature, and social justice.Thousands of miles from the Old World, on a... Read more »

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The Day the Nazis Came

The True Story of a Childhood Journey to the Dark Heart of a German Prison Camp

By Stephen Matthews
Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
Length: 9 hours 16 minutes

The Day the Nazis Came is an utterly unique memoir, depicting the world of prison camps through the eyes of a child. Stephen's parents did their best to protect his emotional well-being, downplaying the extent of dangers and presenting every new day as an adventure.

But there is only so much you can do to hide such a dark truth and, by the time... Read more »

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Three Rings

A Tale of Exile, Narrative, and Fate

By Daniel Mendelsohn
Narrated by: Daniel Mendelsohn
Length: 3 hours 45 minutes

Combining memoir, biography, history, and literary criticism, Three Rings weaves together the stories of three exiled writers who turned to the classics of the past to create masterpieces of their own—works that pondered the nature of narrative itself. Erich Auerbach, the Jewish philologist who fled Hitler's Germany and wrote his classic study... Read more »

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Where Butterflies Go

By Debra Doxer
Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
Length: 10 hours 20 minutes

Meira Sokolow had the misfortune of being born to Jewish parents in Warsaw, Poland, in 1912. Before she took her first breath, her fate had been sealed.

Residing in the Jewish Quarter of the city, Meira's early life was typical. She fell in love with a local boy, got married, and had a daughter. Then the German army marched into Warsaw and... Read more »

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The Mistress of Auschwitz

Mistress of Auschwitz: Book #1

By Terrance D Williamson
Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
Length: 11 hours 15 minutes

Based on the harrowing life of Eleonore Hodys, The Mistress of Auschwitz follows the true story of a political prisoner detained in the notorious concentration camp. While experiencing all the horrors of the holocaust, Eleonore turns to friendship for survival. Through companionship with another female prisoner, Eleonore must decide if she has... Read more »

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The Auschwitz Photographer

The Forgotten Story of the WWII Prisoner Who Documented Thousands of Lost Souls

By Luca Crippa & Maurizio Onnis
Narrated by: Charles Constant
Length: 7 hours 24 minutes

The Nazis asked him to swear allegiance to Hitler, betraying his country, his friends, and everything he believed in. He refused.

Poland, 1939. Professional photographer Wilhelm Brasse is deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau and finds himself in a deadly race to survive, assigned to work as the camp's intake photographer and take "identity pictures"... Read more »

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The Girl Under the Flag

Monique - The Story of a Jewish Heroine Who Never Gave Up
WW2 Girls: Book #1

By Alex Amit
Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
Length: 10 hours 18 minutes

Running for her life from the Nazis, Monique, a seventeen-year-old Jewish girl, escapes through the streets of Paris, searching for a place to hide.

In a dark basement deep within the city, Philip, a man of the Resistance, offers her a deal in order to save her life by changing her identity. In return, she needs to provide information about the... Read more »

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Abigail of Venice

By Leigh Russell
Narrated by: Charlie Albers
Length: 11 hours 14 minutes

A sixteenth-century Jewish woman flees persecution and an abusive marriage in this historical saga from "a brilliant talent" (Jeffery Deaver).

When soldiers attack the inhabitants of a Jewish ghetto in sixteenth-century Lithuania, Abigail manages to escape both the attack and her abusive husband, Reuven. She travels over land and sea to Venice,... Read more »

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The Lost Café Schindler

One Family, Two Wars, and the Search for Truth

By Meriel Schindler
Narrated by: Caitlin Cavannaugh
Length: 14 hours 16 minutes

Meriel Schindler spent her adult life trying to keep her father, Kurt, at bay. But when he died in 2017, he left behind piles of Nazi-era documents related to her family’s fate in Innsbruck, Austria, and a treasure trove of family albums reaching back to before World War I. Meriel was forced to confront not only their fractured relationship but... Read more »

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