One of the best audio books I've come across. A beautifully written story with two amazing reading performances. The subject matter was not always an easy listen, but it was always engrossing. The events at Terezin had a realistic feel, so I was not surprised to learn that many characters in the story had actually existed. Highly recommended.
If I had no other audio book I wanted to listen to, yes I would listen to it again. Hopefully there will a lot of books I want to listen too!
The character read by Suzanne Toren(forgot the name of character!), because she was loyal to her family and very brave.
Probably Character performed by Suzanne Toren was my favorite .
Not really, because some of the story takes place in a Concentration Camp, and that is easy to quit listening to. I needed a break.
It really is a well done audio presentation .
The narration couldn't be better and made this wonderful story so much more emotional.
It's a must listen. Sit back and enjoy. And yes, I couldn't put this aside for very long. I finished this in just a few days.
The audio version is FAR superior to the book and who has time to snuggle up alone with a book? I drove and handled my busy life and enjoyed this book all at the same time.
I bought this on the reviews but I. Found it to be repetitive and dragged on.
the women's voice was very monotone with little inflection.
Absolutely! The narrators were fantastic and brought the story to life.
The enduring love - of family, and of the 2 main characters. It was beautifully written.
George Guidall has been a favorite since I first began listening to books. Suzanne Toren was also wonderful and I will look specifically for other books she has narrated.
Heartfelt, inspiring, magical
I loved the idea that "what is meant to be will be" no matter what. The story was awesome and I would not have minded if it had ended with a little more detail on this eternally loving couple had rekindled their love. Finding true love in your youth and innocence, and then being separated by unpredictable horrendous historical events. The Holocaust was a terrible injustice to a mass population and this is one of the most detailed, up close and personal accounts that I have ever listened to. I love how they met and was so disheartened with them having to live separate lives, and then became grateful and so happy when they found each other again. It was such a positive, moving story. Family loyalty and choices separated these soul mates for years, but it was the infinite connection of love between the main characters that reunited them at a perfect time, at a wedding of another beginning love story. I absolutely loved this story!!
I loved their voices; perfect for the characters they read for. They read with so much feeling and compassion; I was totally immersed in the story. I cried with each character reading in sad moments, and even the warm moments.
Forever love exists!!! Inspirational, sensational, even spiritual love story.
This story reminded me of stories in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Wonderful audiobook:)
The stories within the story were able to pull you deeper and deeper. The struggles and the power we find within ourselves to survive.
The charcoal sketch of the child and mother at birth and the color to give it life with the only color she had, a drop of her blood. That was a powerful moment which screamed out the horror and one simple beauty of everything around them.
The voices of the two main characters and the way they spoke with a slight Yiddish accent. It always makes the listening more enjoyable.
They were all wonderful, but Yosef and Linka (? of spelling) are the main characters. Everyone else is part of their story. They are strong and real.
This book was awe inspiring, shocking, real and heart wrenching. The treatment of the Jews by the Nazis is more terrible than can be described. I think this was very close to real life. Much of the characters were based on real people and events. It was an amazing book. I loved it and would recommend it to anyone interested in the Holocaust.
I hope she writes more. A most compelling book.
I've read/listened to a lot of holocaust stories, and while it is always excruciating to bear witness to such suffering and evil, I am always amazed and the resiliency of the human spirit. This narrative had an especially hopeful tone. If I have a criticism of the author it is just that I wanted "more". More time with the characters, more time in the epilogue scene... more insights in to what makes people survive overwhelming loss and cruelty.