This story began very strangely, and I thought I might not make it through. But I am so glad I stuck with it. It is such a hauntingly beautiful and sad story and told in such a unique way, I think I shall never encounter something like it again, and certainly will never forget it.
The person that they hired to read, his voice was so perfect for the role and soothing. He delivered everything well with what was needed of him from the context of the story. The story you just have to read yourself to see how great it is!
The telling of this story through the voice of death intrigued me right to the end. The humanity in each character was touching. It was living with war, a child shaped beyond her years...
What a story, a completely different view of World War II from a truly unexpected perspective. Told by one of the best narrators I have had the pleasure to experience.
I quit enjoyed this book. The main character comes off as a very believable person. There were two aspects to this story that I particularly like. First, the use of Death as a nearly omniscient narrator was really cool. Second, a WWII story told from the perspective of a German is kind of refreshing, although certainly not new. This girl has had such a hard life, and one can see more hardships to come, but on the whole she deals with them really well and yet not unbelievably. Last but not least I just like the way this author uses his language and crafts his story.