• And There Was Light

  • The Extraordinary Memoir of a Blind Hero of the French Resistance in World War II
  • By: Jacques Lusseyran
  • Narrated by: Andre Gregory
  • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
  • Abridged
  • Release date: 03-21-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • 4.6 (98 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This digital audiobook was created from the only remaining analog source and contains a slight tape hiss.
When Jacques Lusseyran was an eight-year-old Parisian schoolboy, he was blinded in an accident. He finished his schooling determined to participate in the world around him. In 1941, when he was seventeen, that world was Nazi-occupied France. Lusseyran formed a resistance group with fifty-two boys and used his heightened senses to recruit the best. Eventually, Lusseyran was arrested and sent to the Buchenwald concentration camp in a transport of two thousand resistance fighters. He was one of only thirty from the transport to survive. His gripping story is one of the most powerful and insightful descriptions of living and thriving with blindness, or indeed any challenge, ever published.
©2014 New World Library (P)2014 New World Library
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By William R. Stevenson on 12-12-15

One of the three most important books in my life

I read this book for the first time about 30 years ago and subsequently visited the town of his boyhood, Jurvardeil. So much profound wisdom. I would recommend it to anyone, but especially teenagers who are struggling to find meaning and purpose in life.

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By CasualWoman on 08-23-15

Moving account

A powerful story well narrated. As much about the human capacity for understanding and compassion as it was a recounting of WWII. Unfortunate that it was abridged. The gaps left you wondering.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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