Anna and the Swallow Man

  • by Gavriel Savit
  • Narrated by Allan Corduner
  • 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Anna and the Swallow Man is a stunning, literary and wholly original debut novel that tells a new WWII story.
Kraków, 1939, is no place to grow up. There are a million marching soldiers and a thousand barking dogs. And Anna Lania is just seven years old when the Germans take her father and suddenly, she’s alone.
Then she meets the Swallow Man. He is a mystery, strange and tall. And, like Anna's missing father, he has a gift for languages: Polish, Russian, German, Yiddish, even Bird. When he summons a bright, beautiful swallow down to his hand to stop her from crying, Anna is entranced.
Over the course of their travels together, Anna and the Swallow Man will dodge bombs, tame soldiers, and even, despite their better judgement, make a friend. But in a world gone mad, everything can prove dangerous....

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Covers many areas of growth into adulthood

Would you listen to Anna and the Swallow Man again? Why?

Yes, you gain new and deeper perspectives with each read.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Anna and the Swallow Man?

The ending works out well, as it leaves the reader in the same circumstances as the main character.


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-28-2016
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks