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!
I was not that interested in this book after I read the plot summary, but I bought it anywya when friend said she liked it. It sat in my itunes library for a couple of months before I finally listened to it.
However, I was captivated by the story and eventually the narrator (who perfectly fit his character). The novel is really about these two guys, Lev and Kolya; their task to get eggs is only a frame in which to tell their stories. While it is a plot-driven novel, the writing is excellent, and the is story surprisingly funny in places while moving in others. I enjoyed it very much. This is the book that I'm currently recommending to my friends. Also, check out the NY Times' review for a better analysis than mine.
A very captivating story. Not a lot goes well for these characters, and it's hard to imagine surviving the difficult times they experienced, but the story was well written, and the narrator captivating. The characters come alive and the story moves along. It's hard to believe so much happens in a 4-5 day period.
There are several intense and memorable events in the book. It's hard to believe some people can be so evil and inhumane ... the torture inflicted on innocent people, and the dogs carrying bombs are hard to get out of your mind!
Ron has such a deep and commanding voice. He gave a different personality to each character, and it was never difficult to know who was speaking.
Definitely a great book that you hate to put down, and can't wait to get back to.
This book was chosen by a book group member, and I didn't think I would like it. But it was very enlightening. I realized that my generation has never truly endured tough times!
Great story. great characters. really good narration. I rarely give 5 stars but I really enjoyed this book: funny, sad, exciting, quick read.
I wish this book were longer than 8 hours. I finished it in two days. It was incredible. The only audiobook I've listened to that actually made me cry. Which is extremely uncommon for me. You will not be disappointed with story or narration.
I read/listen. Constantly. While the hands are busy, it is an esstenial that the mind be as well.
Benioff, you're amazing. I was sucked in by the 3rd paragraph. Perlman, you made all the pieces work.
The writing and reading was what made this character development novel 'work'. The narrator involves you with the story. The author drags you into situations you don't want to be in, but you love it. I've listen to this twice and every time I find something new. Can't wait for more Benioff.
My biggest problem with the performance of City of Thieves is that the entire story follows two characters, and at multiple dialogues it was almost impossible to understand who was talking since the narration of the voices was so similar.
I love historical fiction and this was a wonderful simple story with World War I and Russia as its backround. The narrator took some getting used to but by the middle I was all in with the accents. It was every bit as good as enthralling as Pillars of the Earth.