The Endless Steppe

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5 out of 5 stars
By Slydoy209 on 10-02-12

Not just a children's book! A+TRUE story&narrative

If you could sum up The Endless Steppe in three words, what would they be?

Inspirational, poignant, enthralling

What did you like best about this story?

A story for the ages, based on the author's true
deportation to Siberia, from her beloved Polish
multigenerational house and garden. The Nazi invasion and occcupation of Poland, and evacuation of the Jewish people, is seen through
the eyes of a bright, articulate,

Any additional comments?

Not too graphic, essential text. I preferred this Award winning book over

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By thatonegirl on 08-05-17

Great story, narrator is hit and miss

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Being that this is a true story, no, I wouldn't change anything about it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Endless Steppe?

One of the most striking moments of the novel occurs when Esther returns to Poland after the war ends and learns about almost all of her family having died due to the Holocaust.

What three words best describe Alyssa Bresnahan’s performance?

Slow, stale, stagnant.

Any additional comments?

The emotion lies hiding underneath the narrator's voice, but I do not feel her tone or pace change with the emotions of the book. Bresnahan could do more to differentiate character voices; all the males sound the same, and there is little to distinguish Mother from Esther when they have conversations. Her ability to pronounce the foreign words is quite helpful.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Jayne on 24-11-13

Love true stories overcoming incredible hardships

What made the experience of listening to The Endless Steppe the most enjoyable?

Well written-fabulously interesting- warm characters and loved the speaker

Who was your favorite character and why?


Which scene was your favorite?

Description of Siberia as it was
Understanding the ominous beauty and silence of the Steppe

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A tragic blessing

Any additional comments?

Wonderful story full of heart and reality

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Regasp on 29-11-17

An absolutely wonderful book!

An excellent true story of a family exiled to Siberia during WWII, told from the young girl's perspective. I thought it enjoyable narration.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Charles Little on 28-11-17

Amazing, Simply Amazing

For avid book listeners or readers, I would give this book a 13/10. Awesome and amazing.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ray on 26-05-17

One of the very best..

biographies I have ever read/listened to. It should be as popular as The Diary of Anne Frank.

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