No; it was a great story, awful to think things like this happened and hope they will never happen like that in the future
Many good moments; many sad moments
They were both good with their character voices
No; it was good to take in pieces
Definitely well worth a listen
I've listened to many WWII and concentration camp stories. This fiction just doesn't come up to the drama of the accounts of those who were actually there. The Seamstress is so very much better.
I try to avoid Toren and Guidall. They can ruin books. Guidall sounds like an old uncle that one can hardly wait to get away from.
Up there in the top ten, both for the story and the performances which brought it to life.
Such a love story and a very realistic portrayal of how the Holocaust destroyed entire families and the cultures of their home town. The characters' and their survival of Aushwitz were so like some of the members of my husband's family that I wish I'd questioned them more while they were alive. The writing brought depth and beauty to the human spirit that survived atrocities and picked up with life, bringing future generations into the world. This is a beautiful love story and a salute to those who survived. The backdrop of the secret paintings was also very interesting. I recently saw an exhibition of this art at the Holocaust Museum in Washington.
I love George Guidall, best known to me for portraying my beloved Mitch Rapp of the Vince Flynn series as well as Gabriel Allon of the Daniel Disilva series. I didn't think I could get thsoe characters out of my mind but that was not problem at all. I was so moved by the depth of emotion that he brought to Josef that this performance will stand forefront in my mind.
I cried often, both for the beauty of the love between Lenka & Josef and their love for their families as well as their great losses and those of their friends.
I'm so grateful this was offered as a Deal of the Day. I never would have found it otherwise and I have since recommended it to many friends.
The Mirror Project, The Environs, Woodstain and Ink, jewelry from all of the above... and I run a hotel in my spare time.
I did not expect to love this book, but it trampled all over that expectation. Excellent story beautifully written, and while George is already my favorite male narrator, Suzanne is now my favorite female narrator.
Beautiful job of illustrating the horrors of that time on a personal and individual scale, and showing the strength we have as humans to continue living through that which is utterly impossible.
Recommend with my whole heart.
I liked the way the author wove the two young lovers into a pattern of separate life times. The lost wife lived through the most unimaginal horrors but was able to survive through her art. The story of what happened to Jewish Art during the holocaust is not often told.
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I thought she was really special. He came across best when he described himself before his grandsons wedding
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Don't read this if you don't expect to cry.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and read it in a very short time. I was all ready to give it five stars until I got to the last chapter. Even though they say it is based on a true story, I found the premise really difficult to accept. It might have been a little easier if the author had developed more background for the ending and hadn't finished the book so abruptly.
All in all, I would definitely recommend this book.
This was another recommendation based on my reading history on Audible. Specifically I think it was based on my love for ‘Beautiful Ruins’ which was a spectacular novel. There is so much to grasp in this novel which floats between two human beings, Lenka and Josef, forever joined through love in a tumultuous time. Separated and lost, they continue their lives into the future still longing for the times they had spent together during the early part of WWII. Remarkable research on the Theresienstadt concentration camp is embedded in the novel where Lenka suffers through the Nazi occupation. Both believe the other has perished and only a chance encounter many decades ahead will fulfill their eternal love. The story is very believable since millions were separated through anguish, hatred and circumstance during WWII. The author specifically mentions that she was inspired by a similar event that was conveyed to her. It is a beautiful story and well written. Sadly, the narration is so so. But it is worth a listen.
Yes. It was very entertaining and I enjoyed listening to it.
They were all good.
Their voices were believeable.
I don't know
Love lost...and found.
Both characters were expertly highlighted and came to life easily.
What Lenka went through was memorable.
Keep up the good work!
Historical novel is my fabvorite and anything WWII related is even better. I have a place in my heart for the struggles of the Jews during the Holocaust.