I enjoy mysteries, science fiction, Stephen King, and some fantasy novels. Now and again I like a biography and a bit of history. No romance!
Tolerance, respect, friendship
There is a moment involving the main character and his grown son that is very powerful in a quiet way.
This was the first time I had heard Feodor Chin. I enjoyed him very much. He makes you feel the emotions of the characters but in a quiet way. He gave this book the perfect tone.
Yes, very much so. There were events unfolding that were hard to put aside. Finding a place to stop was not an easy thing.
There is important history within this story. I learned a great deal about an event in American history that is seldom mentioned. It was not our finest hour but it needs to be recounted so that we never make the same decisions again.
I greatly enjoyed the authentic accents of the narrator
The historical facts written into storyline
Finding the items in the basement of the hotel
The book kept my attention an I couldn't wait to see if they eventually found each other
This not the usual type of book I read but I was truly involved in this book. I enjoyed the historical facts there were worked into the storyline. I like books of romance and this one did not let me down. I enjoyed reading from the man's point of view.
I would listen again because it is so very well written with a story line for the ages.
Very emotional for a guy that usually doesn't "feel" the emotions in a book
I did not read the printed version
The challenges the characters had to overcome and how the story's theme is something worth taking with you.
I was not very knowledgable about the details related to the historical events - both in the US and aboard - and hearing about them in this context helped bring home the concept of how impactful they were to people's lives.
I enjoyed this book when I wasn't sure I would. Some of the aspects of the plot are predictable, but the author does an excellent job of weaving together the present with various stages of the main character's past. Very well performed and overall an enjoyable read.
I loved the factual basis of the story with characters from the past. Although this is fiction, a great respect was given to historical fact in this novel.
I loved the emotion I felt while listening, I honestly didn't want to stop listening until is was finished!
The character of Henry, the main character for the story was so well portrayed both as a young man and as an older man. The changes in the voice of the reader was done well between male and female, Chinese and Japanese and American characters.
The reader was fantastic!! And the story taught about the history of the times. Being from Spokane, WA............easy to relate to the story on a deeper level.
When the young man did everything he could to find his friend.
I loved the story line. It was very interesting to read about the different cultures and what was happening during the war. I had no idea there were "concentration camps" in the US.
This was a beautiful book and worth every minute!!!
Realistically touching book
Without going into to much detail as to not ruin the story for new readers, I would have to say Henry's second non-sunday visit to Sheldon.
Mr. Okabe. While he has a rather small role in the story he is still a fascinating character that implores understanding and unrivaled moral fiber. Hands down he is who I'd want to talk to as his life and his perspective must be truly captivating. (if the author wrote a book about Mr. Okabe I would read it in a heartbeat)
This book is captivating and memorable. Your heart will stir for many different reasons and while a work of fiction, it touches on real events and very real emotions. Everything about this book is organic in the characters evolution. It provides critical thinking in regards to human emotion and that some actions are not always what they seem or done for malicious reasons. I loved this book and glad my book club picked it out.