Found the history very enlightening. I listened over 3 days in Germany driving around to many of the same cities being described. Surreal.
It did seem to drag after a highly engaging first half - I didn't care too much for the romantic sections, felt like we were prying into a devoted and respected mans private affairs unnecessarily perhaps. Also the final two chapters were obviously going to be sobering but it felt a bit stretched out for unnecessary drama.
Powerful story, made me appreciate again freedom, and stiffen my own resolve for making a difference in this life. Well written and professionally narrated.
given that the main character dies, and this is a foreknown fact, this was somewhat difficult to finish. but the story is very engaging and interesting overall.
Wow. Just wow. This book is riveting and captivating. As one born in 1990, this really brings things into the light about wartime and specifically World War 2. I feel like I understand it all so much better. Also, I'm provoked to consider how I might respond in similar situations.