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Publisher's Summary

The bestselling author of The Designer presents a sweeping story of blind faith, family allegiance and how love makes one man question everything he thought he knew.

Max Wolff is a committed soldier of the Reich. So when he is sent home wounded, only to discover that his mother is sheltering two young Jewish women in their home, he is outraged. 

His mother’s act of mercy is a gross betrayal of everything Max stands for. He has dedicated his life to Nazism, fighting to atone for the shame of his anti-Hitler father’s imprisonment. It’s his duty to turn the sisters over to the Gestapo. But he hesitates, and the longer Max fails to do his duty, the harder it becomes. 

When Allied bombers fill the skies of Germany, Max is forced to abandon all dogma and face the brutality of war in order to defend precious lives. But what will it cost him?

©2021 by Marius Gabriel. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • JudinSD
  • 20-09-2021

Great storyline

The narration was excellent with a different voice inflections. Really enjoyed this book of how terrible war is and wonderful how love can Overcome diversity.

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  • Leslie Gleiser
  • 22-08-2021

Good insight life during ww2

A hard listen. The accent of the narrator perhaps making it a little too real.

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  • Barbara Smith
  • 19-07-2021

Great book

First WWII book I’ve read about the German people who were not Nazi’s and how they suffered and were in danger during the war.

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  • Gretchen
  • 13-06-2021

Hard to Believem

Girls In the Attic fell short of the other books I have listened to by this author. The characters were poorly developed, hard to believe. The dialog between the Decorated SS officer & the discovered Jews was so implausible- it read more like a sappy romance than a serious historical novel. I was disappointed in this book.

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  • KC
  • 16-10-2021

Started Slow but…

It started off slow and almost seemed boring. But I stuck with it and it became more interesting and more compelling. Well done.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-10-2021

An interesting story of WW2

This story is told from the perspective of a young Jewish girl who is hidden from the Nazi's. She travels through Germany with a young Panzer officer at the end of the war. Interesting.

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  • Scout
  • 04-10-2021

A very intense and beautiful story.

I’ve read many books about WW II. And I thought, before choosing this Audible book, “Should I listen to yet another one?” So glad I did.
What an experience to listen to this book! The narration is perfection. The story pulled me in from the beginning, the details all a listener would want to know. It was as though the author herself or a family member, had lived it.
I believe all the protagonist and her family/friends went through was true of so many who lived through that war.
This book relates truths regarding the capability of human beings to descend to horrific, morally corrupt levels. We all must understand that.
At the same time, courage, kindness and strength of spirit radiate through the darkness. I hope listeners/readers are encouraged to radiate the same positive characteristics in this lifetime.

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  • Tera
  • 30-09-2021

Amazing Novel

This is such a great story, I would encourage anyone to read or listen to it!

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  • ave jeanne ventresca
  • 31-08-2021

Can't help getting hooked!

Loved the plot and the characters! Author presented original settings. Dialogue was realistic and I loved the fast pace of the entire book! Gripping performance by the Audible reader!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-08-2021

Frustrated from beginning to end.

I found the main character impetuous and whiney. Always making selfish mistakes that seemed unrealistic for a Jewish woman in hiding. Maybe the narration made it seem this way. The German accent exaggerated. I had wished the story was about the other sister instead. Everyone dies but her, for her selfish indignant nature. Even the epilog...make me dislike her even more. I think this was supposed to be a strong woman character...I found her selfish and annoying to the very end.

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  • Helen
  • 10-06-2021

Very Real

A beautiful listen, the narrator brings to life the depths and layers of each character so well, I felt quite moved by some of the experiences.

I especially like how very real the whole story is.

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  • belinda ramsden
  • 30-06-2021

Girls in the attic

Loved this book. It held my interests from start to finish I'll definitely look for more of Marius Gabriel's books.

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  • Mo
  • 29-06-2021

Gripping from the start

So wonderfully written and narrated. I was hooked from the start. The characters were so real. The war through the eyes of a German and a Jew was very inciting.

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  • Jay Ball
  • 11-06-2021

Superb

Exceptional story, and told very well, hats off too you! You should read this it truly deserves it

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  • Tesla
  • 10-10-2021

A wonderful story. Well read.

It was an eye opener of how the Jews were treated by their own people. Lola lost all her family and her lover and friend Max. After a long journey evading the Germans then the
Russians. She reveals she is a Jew to a 13 yr old boy who selfishly informs on her. She is water tortured and beaten and just as you think she's going to be shot the war ends. In come the Americans with their Hershey bars!

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  • Avril West
  • 06-10-2021

Exceptional.

Loved it Listed over two days because I couldn't wait to hear the outcome! A excellent story and recording

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  • andrew thompson
  • 27-09-2021

A deeply touching novel.

I absolutely loved this. I cannot fault it at all. it was deeply touching. This is a very powerful account of persecution under the Nazis and the damage that war does to the souls and morality of humans.

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  • Mr. Anthony D. Bateman
  • 01-09-2021

must have

everyone should read this lest we forget.
1976 I'm 17 in London working in Golders Green, from Worcester it's a huge culture adaption, I befriend a colleague and visit his home, I notice his old uncles tattoo, 6 numbers, back at my training hostel I call home and cry to my mum. all 5 of my children were taught against racism and one married a German giving me my first granddaughter, I live with them now, life is strange but we should remember, and never allow tyranny or discrimination. the story is excellent and well written, with a beautiful narration style.

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  • James Bradbury
  • 05-08-2021

Tale as old as time.

Stunning story. Very well written. Sends you on an emotional rollercoaster. I listened to it as an audiobook and the naration is amazing i love the different voices the narrator puts on for the different characters.
It is an amazing portrayal of the atrocities that happened in ww2 but in such a captivating story i could not stop listening to it but also did not want it to end.

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  • weechuff
  • 14-07-2021

Heart wrenching

I couldn’t put this book down. I was born in September 1942 so cannot remember the war at all. I have seen many documentary’s of the persecution of the Jews, and viciousness of German, Japanese and Russian soldiers, but this story really brings home the way the Jewish community were treated, and how they suffered from man’s inhumanity to man

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