The Only Hope Audiobook
Only Hope is now available as an audiobook, as well as a paperback or Kindle download. Audiobook listeners will hear three voices:
"This is such a beautiful book to listen to. Christine Williams managed to make the stories come alive (as if I was watching them happen or even present during the scenes.) I was moved by hearing Felicia’s own voice, recorded over 50 years ago. I believe she came to this country in 1949 and didn't know the English language, but she wrote her stories in English, and I noticed her mastery of both the language and the craft of writing a short story. Her son’s voice in the afterword is so heartwarming. All three voices (Christine's, Felicia’s and her son’s) combine to make this a unique audiobook."
"I wasn't prepared for this. The difference between reading "Only Hope" and listening to the audio version is like comparing a map to the actual experience of travel. In reality, though, both are necessary to produce an unforgettable experience. While the book brings the reader to many uncomfortable places, the combined voices of Christine Williams (superbly narrating the gut-wrenching words of Felicia), Irving Lubliner (sharing candid childhood memories of his parents), and Felicia herself (lecturing at a local college) bring the listener into the ghoulish world of hatred, abject evil, and the residual effects of trauma in a searing and unforgettable true-life story. As I read the book, I was forced to stop and reflect on humanity's penchant for inhumanity, but as I listened to the audio version I was transported to Auschwitz to witness firsthand the cruelty that Felicia and others endured. Frankly, listening to this and imagining the horror took my breath away. I frankly believe you should own the book as well as the audio version of these memoirs, if for no other reason than to draw inspiration from Felicia Lubliner's indomitable spirit when challenges beset you. Aside from this, these serve as reminders that evil does exist and we must vigorously fight against it, particularly when a growing number of people doubt the Holocaust ever happened. Read, listen, and weep. Go to Auschwitz with Felicia. Let these written and spoken words seep into your spirit. You will not be disappointed and you will most certainly be changed for the better. Highly recommended."