Yes - though the backdrop is a subject dealt with hundreds of times, the structure of the narration in first person singular of the two main characters was very interesting as was the style of narration and the voice modulation signifying the mood & the environment.
I can not pick one as there were many but some that stood out were Lenka's digging her heels on staying with her family and not going with Yosef unless the other 3 members of her family also come despite opposition from everyone.Then there was the resistance through the drawings & paintings - improvising with what was available and passing the skill to the children so that they could tell the world the truth.Gotlieb proposing to Lenka - taking her back and giving her a good complete life.After liberation Lenka going to Lutia's home and the exchange between Alichka & Lenka.
Just one word Excellent!
Somewhat like that. I finished it pretty quickly.
The depth, visulization, use of words, describing the moments, feelings, pain, suffering - superbly done.
No, but that is only because I never re-listen to books I've already listened to.
The Lost Wife has it's own lane for the most part, but you could compare it to The Diary of Ann Frank or Auschwitz, mostly because they are set in a similar time, but the stories aren't very similar.
This was a tough one to review, as most of the content is extremely emotional and heartbreaking. The Lost Wife truly does take you back to another place and time. You feel everything Lenka, her family and her husband are feeling. Extremely well written.
The only problem for me was the ending. I wanted more. We had waited the entire book for this wedding and the reuniting of two lost lovers and I just didn't feel like I got enough.
I would definitely recommend this book especially to people who enjoy historical books.
This is a stop about two people who were very much in love and also very loyal to their families. It is the more than human epic set in and against Nazi Europe. Usually these stories white-wash how things were, but this story was inspired by a true story and you can feel the pain and longing of both lovers through the decades. Told on the first person by both parties, you are quickly transported into their worlds. The book is very well done as is the performance and I highly recmend it.
Female narrator was awful. Story was disjointed in that it seemed he told the story from present to past and she did reverse except sometimes it switched.
Very interesting love story based on Czech Jews during the Holocaust.
Easy to include myself in the story. Entertaining, emotional, educational. Loved it & will definitely read "Smuggled". I recommend this book.
Very engaging book. I'm fascinated by novels set in this period of time because it shows the resilience of people in the worst of circumstances. This book does not disappoint. The characters are developed beautifully through the past and present events. The two narrators of main characters really brings a sense of intimacy with the protagonists. Lovely love story!
The narrator was a little pathetic at doing a male voice but overall did a good job. The story itself kept my attention and I couldn't wait for the book to reach the climax... Unfortunately, I found the ending lacking and disappointing. Kind of like when you work hard on something and then just quit at the end instead of finishing strong.