One of a kind love story with good second WW history. A very well written book, you always look forward to the next chapter. The story flows extremely well.
An eye opener.
The description of how the artwork was done and snuck out of the camp. How the Nazis changed the camp so that it appeared pleasant and then later turned back into it's horrible state.
Loved both of the characters. The narrators were perfect!
Lenke. I would want to show her all the compassion I had for her as I read about her.
This book was very well done. I cannot quit thinking about it.
The sense of a miracle about to unfold.
George Guidall is among my favorite narrators. I have listened to books narrated by him that I would never have had the fortitude to read. And I have thoroughly enjoyed his performance while experiencing books that I would have not experienced otherwise. I have not had the pleasure of listening to a narration by Suzanne Toren previous to this book but I will be sure to look for her as I was pleased with this narration.
There were emotional moments, to be sure. But, I feel that, the measure of this book is the lasting impression it had on me about the endurance of the human spirit under the most trying circumstances.
Thank you, Audible, for making so many wonderful books available for listening!
This book gave me an insight to the plight of the Jews during the holocaust period which I did not have. I cared about the people involved, cried with them and wondered how they lived with the horror and meanness they had witnessed. Great book overall.
I thought Lenka's story was interesting but found Josef's a little boring. I also didn't find anything particularly likable about Josef and wasn't necessarily rooting for this characters to reconnect.
It's so well written and performed!!
When Joseph finds his wife.
They are actors, not just narrators. They brought the characters life.
The two main characters
I just loved how well this was written.
I have worked so hard for so long that I've had very little time to read. Enter iPhone4; now an earbud has cut driving time while I enjoy!!!
Suspense, Romance, Historical part-Fiction, part-Truth, WWII, Survival, Pain, Loss, Victory...it is all there, and mixed with powerful narration, what more is there?
Everything about this book is beautiful. The story, the narration- did not want it to end.
The only thing I was disappointed about was that I wanted to know more and the book just ended. Maybe there will be sequel?
It is not "just another holocaust story." It presents the horrors of World War II for Jews, but the underlying themes of hope, love and family pervades the narration. I didn't want it to end.
YES! Perhaps because it made everything appear so REAL!
The readers pronunciations were true to life and so well done, one felt transported into the time period being described.
Diary of Ann Frank. Hope endures in the human heart!
When the husband grabs his wife's hand and searches for the infamous Nazi numbers tattooed on her arm... to make certain it really was her.
Yes, and I did driving a long distance over a day or two.. Almost could'nt wait after our few rest stops to continue listening!
What a thoroughly entrancing book!! It was all too real!!! I felt transported into the lush rich pictures audibly painted, and then I felt at once the hopes dashed, and the hopelessness, the plodding, unyielding agony of the Concentration Camp!! What a treat to have a man read the husband's part, and then to hear a woman read the wife's part. Excellent readers! Fantastic how their voices, especially the male reader audibly aged as the years went on. The accents and pronunciation of all the exotic far away places that ordinarily I might have butchered while attempting to read them out to myself, were exquisitely pronounced by the readers, which added to the color of the literature. Great work!