I dislike books about WWII, because I dislike being sad. I read this book, because it has come up several times in conversation with different people. This was a fantastic book which came to life with its excellent narration. This book has heart, and the story is weaved well. It is the kind of book that makes you reflect on life, death, and the things in between.
I say this book is devastatingly well done, because after I finished reading I felt emotionally wrung out! It is so well written and the characters are so well fleshed out that it makes you ache for them whenever they hurt. Even so, I am still so glad I read it. Sometimes I hesitate to read books that I think will leave me so drained, but this one makes me feel so much richer for having known these characters and their story!
The narrator Allan Corduner is EXCEPTIONAL at forming each individual character and bringing them distinctly to life! I would give him a 10 star rating if I could!!!
If after reading the book description and the reviews, you find that you are interested but still undecided as I was....go ahead and read it! It is well worth every minute!
I wasn't sure I would like this book and was pleasantly surprised when I did.
It's a touching story about a difficult time in history that finds the good in the bad. Narrator was great
Enjoyed every moment of this book and feel I came away understanding a little more of what it must of been like to live in a Nazi Germany.
Best book I read. Audible version is done very well! The story will leave an impression on you, which will last a lifetime. I highly recommend it.
I listen to books as I work. It's a beautiful life.
Interesting story with good character development. I did not feel that this book was amazing or overly remarkable.
Gorgeous writing, and brilliant narration......I had just finished "All the Light You Cannot See" and thought another WWII story might be overdoing the topic. But the exceptional treatment of the characters by both authors, and the wonderful performances by both narrators was like getting two perfect gifts.
Had to read this book for English class and I was too busy to sit down and read, so I got the audiobook and I listened to it while I did other stuff. Great book. It's a bit slow at first, but I got into it after an hour or so of listening.