Sarah’s Key should be advertised as Adolescent Literature; then again even a child would probably become annoyed with the incessant repetition of a character’s thoughts.
This pondering is understandable at the beginning with the child, Sarah, in light of her tragic circumstances, but unforgivable in the chic, self-possessed adult Julia, as the story develops.
The author moves us from past to present time dizzily chapter by chapter. I find the changes startling.
I give one star because the narrator has great delivery and because I learned about a fragment of the Holocaust that I hadn’t previously been aware of.
I liked the story, but the narration was terrible. The narrator did not pronounce the French words correctly and made it difficult to listen to.
These connecting stories were awesome. I don't know how I missed his information in history' but this broke my heart. How people can live with themselves after doing this to another human being. The story was so well written and narrated. This is a must ,people should know all of this history.
Just one of the possible millions of stories that took place during the Holocaust. Well written and developed, the audible version provided a way around the effort of having to pronounce French words and places for non-French speaking individuals. The pervasive sadness of the story was balanced with the joy of a new child and was a welcome event.
The author did an incredible job of telling the story and blending the times together. The narrator truly brought the characters to life. Thanks for a great moving tale, I think this will top my list at book club!
Without a doubt, Sarah's Key is the best book I have listened to or read in many many years. Readers are swept back into France of 1942 from the very first words and at the end, you are left wishing for more. The reader, Polly Stone, does an excellent job of portraying each individual character and one is never confused as to which character is speaking. This book will haunt me - and you - for years to come. Exceptional!
Everyone should read this important book that does a great job of bringing the horrors of this time in history to life. I've never heard or read about what happened to the Jews in France. The French looked the other way, just as the average German person did....an important lesson for us all! I'm amazed that this piece of the war story is not more widely known!
I usually only listen to my audio books while I am driving to and from work. This book was an exception. I had to listen in bed at night, in the morning before I would get up. I just couldn't put it down. Now I am done and I already miss having this story to listen to. Very engaging and very touching story, exceptionally well written!