Identical Strangers

  • by Elyse Schein, Paula Bernstein
  • Narrated by Alma Cuervo, Effie Johnson
  • 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is the astonishing true story of Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein, who shared a personal history for more than three decades - and didn't know it. In her mid-30s, Schein finally decided to call an adoption agency to learn about her biological mother. Not expecting much, she instead got the surprise of her life. Her identical twin sister, Bernstein, lived just minutes away.


What the Critics Say

"A transfixing memoir." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

What if you are a twin and don't know it?

There were many things about this book I enjoyed. Narration was excellent - having two separate voices made it easier to distiguish who was who. I found this book inforatively factual when it came to the details of this adoption case. Being a fellow adoptee I really enjoyed the twins personal insight into their reunion thoughts and feelings.
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- Joanne "Tell us about yourself!"

Heartwarming story

I LOVE this book!
This book is completely fascinating, with many surprises that will make you gasp out loud.
I loved how the writing intertwined facts, statistics, stories of other twins, along with the story of how Paula & Elyse grew up & found each other "again".
Like another reviewer, I also felt like I got to know Paula and Elyse and Googled them and so I finished the book to get any updates in their lives.
Please give this book a listen, it is a truly wonderful story.

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- Barry

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-25-2007
  • Publisher: Recorded Books