I really I joyed this book so much that it took me two days to finish it!
(That's not a much of a big thing with it being to short but with
Other books it dose not take me that long)
I went in to this book knowing not a thing about it other than it being about WWII.
The reason why I gave the story 4 stars is because the in the end
They made it clear by not making it clear. If it had a clearer ending
I would have gave it 5 stars.
It had a lot of what I like to call sad points, And a powerful ending.
This book had you at the end of your seat.
I loved the reader; He was great. I know I am going to get more of his stuff.
Yes the story was not real but what that boy when though was.
And if your looking to buy this book I would say yes,buy it
Everyone should read this book. It is very well written, provocative (in a good sense) and powerful. The author has a clear sense of purpose which makes the
Nothing else like it.
Easy voice to listen too.
This is one of the best audiobooks I have listened to. It is not just read, it is performed in such a way that you feel as if you are there alongside Bruno and Shmuel.
I loved Bruno and loved seeing the events play out through his eyes. This provided a unique and gripping perspective.
The way Maloney reads really gets you inside the head of a nine-year-old boy; his emotions and style of reading make you feel Bruno's anxiety or excitement, understand that Gretel is a
The end made me cry but at many points I was laughing! The book manages to be both uplifting and hopeful and incredibly heart-wrenching at the same time.
I did not realize this was a young adult book when I purchased it, and may not have done so had I known, but as an adult, I absolutely fell in love with this book and highly recommend it to anyone, regardless of age, who is looking for a remarkable story.
So sad as far as history goes it was interesting to see it evolve from a child's eyes. A good read and recommend every 12 year old read it.
Although I found it hard to believe that the protagonist could be that naive and the narration was awful, I found the story thought provoking. I couldn't put it down. The ending was completely unpredictable and jolting. I would recommend it to anyone.
I liked how the story was written in the third person (through the eyes of 9 yr old Bruno), it gave an interesting perspective to the story.
It is a sad book, but well worth listening too.
I loved this book and didn't remember when I started reading that it was the book of the great movie -- that I never got to see. I can visualize why the movie was a success -- the book is excellent -- I listen to quite a bit of Holocaust literature (more is becoming available at audible.com) and I think this is the first time I've read a book taking the standpoint of a German family during the Holocaust -- and an officers family no less. It's written in a way that is certainly not sensational thus an excellent addition to required reading for high school students. The innocence of the boy might be difficult to accept, but it was a different time. I just wish the book was longer (more detail at the end.)
I just watched the Movie and am now starting on the book. I had anticipated this movie for quite sometime after seeing preview's. I was not disappointed and hope the book will do the same. Make sure you have a large box of tissue's while reading this book, its an edge of your seat movie, I expect the book to be even better. A Must see and read im sure.
The book itself deserves 5 stars. Michael Maloney, the narrator, I'd give 1. He has this very distracting way of fading quickly at the end of sentences making you think you are getting a call. If you listen on an iPhone you know how audio fades right before the ring begins. Even without thinking you are receiving a call, his fadding, breathy voice is very annoying. The story is wonderful, touching and sad - but I would not buy another audio book with Michael Maloney as narrator.
This is a wonderful story and a great learning experience for people of all ages. Originally published as a children's book this is definitely a must read for all ages. The story is told from the perspective of a 9 year old boy and the reader makes you think that you really are this boy and living his experience. It's full of twists and turns which keeps the reader completely absorbed. I couldn't stop listening to this wonderfully told, beautifully read, and very moving story.