The War That Saved My Life

Version: Unabridged
Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Narrator: Jayne Entwistle
Genres: Fiction, Teen
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
Published In: January 2015
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

Winner of the 2016 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production

An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War 2, from the acclaimed author of Jefferson’s Sons and for fans of Number the Stars.
 
Nine-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn’t waste a minute—she sneaks out to join him.
 
So begins a new adventure of Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan—and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother?
 
This masterful work of historical fiction is equal parts adventure and a moving tale of family and identity—a classic in the making.

Reviews (5)

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Written by Celeste L. on July 16th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This book was moving and engrossing. I loved it.

Written by Anonymous on February 3rd, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

amazing book my daughter and i both enjoyed it so much!

Written by Owen E on April 9th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I'm 11 and i don't find a good book a lot but this is a amazing????

The War That Saved My Life

Written by Pankaj Shroff on December 5th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

It is a good book but the narrator uses the same voice.

Written by Elizabeth Bluemle on April 6th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Fabulous book, wonderfully narrated. One of my favorite books in recent memory.

Author Details

Author Details

Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley is the author of Energy Makes Things Happen and Pop!, an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children, in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. She has a degree in chemistry from Smith College and lives with her husband and two children in Bristol, Tennessee.