A Ray of Light

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4 out of 5 stars
By Norma Miles on 10-06-16

"Blond Moses"

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A brief but information packed account of events leading to, and following, the destruction of Ludice including an excellent outline sketch of the life and coreer of Heydrich,, whose death precipitated the retaliation perpetrated on the Czech village. Without scimping on telling the facts, it does not dwell on the individual horrors, nor on emotions, giving the basic framework and allowing for interested parties to continue to research later. As such, this book provides an excellent strarting point. The narration is similarly a reading, not a performance, as fits the subnect matter, and is clear throughout although slightly marred by brief hesitations.
Overall, an excellent memoir of an atrocity which should not be forgotten, of the evils that people can inflict on each other, and the power and generosity of others to attempt to make amends.
My thanks for the complimentary copy of A Ray of Light, which I received, via Audiobook Boom, in exchange for an unbiased review.

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4 out of 5 stars
By janien on 10-04-16

More about Heydrich than the Miners

Would you listen to A Ray of Light again? Why?

Probably not. Interesting though not really what I expected from the title. I thought more detail would be given to the post war rebuilding but not so. Interesting to read about Heydrich, but much is already documented about him elsewhere. A shame this book isn't longer and more detailed, the story of Lidice and its rebuilding is worthy of that. Performance was good.

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Copy received via Goodreads in return for an honest review.

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4 out of 5 stars
By borodude on 09-28-16

Compact and knowledgable recounting of Heydrich & Lidice

I already knew some of the story having been to Prague a few times.

This recollection, though brief, rounds out the tragic tale of Lidice for me though.

Thanks Russell and Angus

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