Get this book. I haven't been this enraptured with a work for a while. Benioff tells a powerful tale from a first-hand perspective. I was at once captivated and unsettled by its realism. And Perlman's talent showed brightly and with solid skill. Get this book. You won't regret it. I'm starting a second listen now just in case I missed even a nuance.
This is not my normal book but it was very good. It is disturbing in places but very interesting. I would recommend but not for those with a very tender heart.
The story went into great character development and held my interest until the very end.
The ending. A nice surprise at the end.
I would recommend it to everyone.
The details of how people survived in a city under siege were marvelous. The characters were fabulous and some of the tidbits will stay with me forever.
Likeable rich characters. Interesting view of WWII history.
Kolya. Wonderful sense of self and infectious curiosity.
Kolya. Ron Perlman was fantastic
I could not stop listening.
In the top third. It was an interesting concept idea that takes place during the siege of Leningard. I think the author captured what life must have been like. Plus he had good characters too.
The Book Thief. Different cities but something similar about the style of writing.
Yes is a good narrator.
It is a great name.
Would rate 6 stars if an option. Writing is excellent and matched with great narration. Always looked forward to my ride to work to listen to the book. Wish there were more audiobooks from this author. A little graphic in places, but not over done and needed for the setting of the book. Also, one gets a good historical look at the Soviet Union in WW2. Can't go wrong with this book. Very highly recommend!
marvelous hero's journey
Kolya. He's the mentor, the life force who enables the hero to cross over into
No histrionics just straight out unobtrusive narration.
It does both. There's the horror of Nazi atrocities, but the irrepressible antics of Kolya.
Perlman had great accents. The story was great and from a really interesting perspective.
Off the top of my head, I would compare it in some ways to Cormack
It would be a huge spoiler if I said.
The boy who is the main character.
Great book - kept me interested throughout.
Loved the character development. Never have listened to this aspect of WWll, so also loved the history. Tragic though it was! Highly recommend!