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on December 7, 2013
Nayman's grasp of the human condition is overwhelming. In "The Listener," a psychiatrist, his nurses, and the soldiers they treat, are forever scarred physically and emotionally. Each character must examine a world they would rather forget. A world embattled by personal loss, World War II, and their roles - real and imagined - in the Holocaust. Nayman is expert in how she depicts these horrors, and the impact upon the psyches of individuals and their relationships. In another of her books, "Awake in the Dark: Stories," she uses each character's nightmares, horrifying realities, and insecurities to examine their lives, and the lives of their loved ones. Another example of a book that digs deeply into the emotional impact of the Holocaust is Jerry Marcus' Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Zev, which examines the Holocaust from another perspective - from the responsibilities and decisions made by someone who did not personally experience these tragedies, but is haunted by them nonetheless. For both Nayman and Marcus' characters, no one really escapes - not those who lived through it, not their friends and lovers, and not those of a later generation whose heritages are forever intertwined with history.
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on July 29, 2012
Nothing about this book works, not the dialogue or character development, least of all any action or even drama.
It's one step above a harlequin romance and that's being kind. With only ten previous reviews one might conclude it's not been a big hit and with eight of them five stars, I think some friends of the author are here trying to placate her and fool you. Spend the time and money at your own risk.

There used to be a poor review here with lots of comments, including some by the author. It's gone. Makes me wonder.....
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on July 1, 2012
It's been a good while since I read this book, but it is definitely one worth reading. It was interesting and kept me reading. I would recommend this book.
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on November 26, 2013
One of the worst books I have ever read! The writing was poor, the characters were detestable, there wasn't a story to be found. I absolutely hated this book.
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