Time for me is the biggest commodity and I'm very stingy with it. I love the fact that I don't have to sit still to read a book.
I don't know why I like to read books about the holocaust. So many stories to be told about it I guess. This one is interesting although not a factual book, but still something to think about. It could very well have happened...
This is my first book by John Boyne.
The reading performance was excellent!
I don't listen to books in one sitting, no matter how short they are.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a truly gripping story that I could not put down. An excellent read!
I disliked the British accent...not sure why but it bothered me.
Although you could see it coming, the story was interesting. It was a shorter book to begin with, but the time flew by-I though I had only been listening for a half hour and already I was almost at the end! I like the interview with the author at the end, as I felt that it tied some loose ends up.
Finally doing something productive in my truck! I'm really into the self-help types of books.
The eighth grade class is reading this in English. After seeing the books all over school, I decided to check it out. I'm so glad I did. What a perspective!
I knew very little about this book except it was also a movie. Quickly after starting, I could tell it was a holocaust story from the tone of the reader. It began a bit slow but quickly captured me as I traveled through Bruno's experiences moving to Germany where his father relocated his family to work at the concentration camps.
I love how the author does not tell you so much, you have to have some understanding of WW2 Germany. The Name Hitler was used once. A younger person who reads this may have a lot of questions.
I didn't see this as a young adult book. When I read reviews, I learned that this book was used in schools and under the YA section.
The only complaint I have is about the editing of the audio. Many times, the reader was clipped at the very end of his sentence. The editing was so tight that this brought me out of the story each disjointed time the reader was edited before he was done with his words completely.
I would recommend this audiobook because of the beautiful narrative and the lilting reading which cradles you, rocks you in that childhood innocence; leads you, guides you to the ending you've always known was there.
I liked the careful, seamless introspection Bruno had. His way of questioning and answering as a nine year old child.
He so captures and draws you along. He's reading is one of the finest of any audio book I've experienced. I would not think to recommend anyone read this to themselves on first approach, but save that for a re-reading.
I took this book into the car with me and ran errands. Sometimes sitting in front of a store I would wait for the chapter to end. I did pause on chapter 19 as I knew what must be coming and wanted to put it off just a little while longer.
I enjoyed the author talk at the end. Knowing now that The Boy in the Stripe Pajamas is also published as a children's book has made me want to read this to my grandchildren in a few years.