Was the author trying to win an award for cramming the most metaphors in a single book? It really had the potential of being a half way decent story should the author been better. I felt like I was listening to someone who just read, "Writing Novels for Dummies".
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.
First love as the Germans start their project to eliminate all Jews leads to adventures apart. Each thinks their love is dead. But love conquers. After 55 years.
Yes, for sure. I bought it to hear about Prague's WWII history as we are going there for trip. It turned out to be so much better than I had expected.
When we find out who the two old people are at the wedding that happens in chapter 1, and ends with finishing that moment. i was in tears! Didn't want the story to end. Wanted to keep going to see how they moved forward.
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.