I wonder if something was lost in translation from the German in this book. I just couldn't get too involved with these characters. It was written coldly and left me bored most of the time. I have studied German history extensively and normally the real stories of the holocaust get me so upset that I wonder why I read this or watched that.
This one left me thinking, well, so what? The seduction of a 15 year old boy affected his entire life. That's not unusual. The context of the German holocaust was the difference here.
It was just so unemotionally written that I didn't relate to anyone and I was glad when it was over.
I listened to this book today, on a bright, sunny, southern California afternoon, on our patio overlooking the lake below our house, while knitting for twin grandbabies due soon. I was warmed by the sun, enchanted by the ducks and geese, filled with joy as I anticipated the birth of these two precious lives. Warmth, enchantment, joy. Such a contrast to the lives of the characters playing in my ears. All I can say is WOW! I think this is an afternoon and a book that I will long remember.
This was a great listen. I couldn't stop. I was turning the pages in my head and drawing the scenes with every word. It was great!!!
I enjoyed the reader's voice and I felt he had engrossed himself in the story.
Yes, but I had to split it up into sessions.
C'est mon premier audiobook et il g?nial.
La notion de culpabilit? partag?e et personne y est tr?s bien d?velopp?e.
C'est livre qui vous touche.
I really enjoyed this book. It was well written and informative of the German people at the time of the Holocaust. It made me sad that the man did not find happiness because he grew older.
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Usually I try to come up with a more audacious or funny review title, but this story earned a succinct and active label. The story will take you places you will not expect, and always feels alive, which I understand as not only difficult but confusing and passionate. Tragic but yet alive. I truly hope it affects you as well.