Author Shirley B. Novack’s New Audiobook ‘The Story Of…’ is a Brilliant and Stirring Narrative of a Man Who Finds Dignity in Life Despite His Childhood Traumas

Recent audiobook release "The Story Of..." from Audiobook Network author Shirley B. Novack follows the life of Jacob Kalinsky, a Polish immigrant born to a difficult father and loving mother. After the passing of his mother, Jacob's life takes a difficult turn, and his life is forever changed by one incident that he tries his best to keep secret.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - September 2, 2022 - (

Shirley B. Novack, a first-generation daughter of Polish and Russian immigrants who holds degrees in laboratory science and interior design, has completed her new audiobook "The Story Of...": a stunning tale of one man's difficult upbringing, its effects on his adult life, and how he chose to rise above it.

"This is the story of Jacob Kalinsky, born in Koretz, Poland, in 1904 to a mean-tempered tyrant of a father and a sweet and loving mother," writes Novack. "At the age of twelve, Jacob's mother, Sarah, dies, and Jacob, along with his nine-year-old brother, is sent to live in the care of a brothel run by a loving madam named Jordanna.

"It takes Jacob's father three long years to send for his sons. During that time, Jacob suffers many indignities, but when he was raped by a Polish soldier, it molds his life. The shame of this event remains his secret, never to be shared with anyone. That is, until a day, many years later in America, fate brings the Polish soldier back into Jacob's life."

Published by Audiobook Network, author Shirley B. Novack's new audiobook is loosely based on the life of her father, a Russian immigrant, who taught Novack the importance of being humble and dignified. Listeners will find a poignant story of growth, forgiveness, and learning to find one's way despite years of abuse and trauma.

Listeners can purchase the audiobook edition of "The Story Of..." by Shirley B. Novack through Audible, the Apple iTunes Store, or Amazon. 

Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment in the digital publishing industry. According to The Infinite Dial 2019, 50% of Americans age 12 and older have listened to an audiobook. This huge growth can be partly attributed to increased listening in cars, which surpassed the home as the #1 audiobook listening location in the 2019 survey. Smart speaker proliferation also bodes well for future listening growth and more mainstream listening. 

Audiobook Network, Inc. (ABN) is a full-service audiobook publishing company that transforms authors' books or e-books to life through audio narration. ABN handles narration, production, audio editing, digital formatting, distribution, promotion, and royalty collections all under one roof. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Audiobook Network at 866-296-7774.

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