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.
I have just listened to this book a second time and am more moved by it than the first read. The author and both narrators are amazing. Like other readers, I would like to know more about what happens at the end (I did read the author's comments about this. . . maybe a second book?)
Such a sad heart wrenching narrative that was so beautifully told. I loved The voices of Lenka and Joseph. Outcome of your story make me feel I should make every day more meaningful with the freedoms I enjoy with a loving safe family.
My long commute and chores are now a pleasure!
I found this story to be very sad, but it is a story that everyone should read. I am not sure I would listen to it a second time, but I will tell you that I found myself knowing what a blessed life I have lead.
This book had me riveted after the first chapter. I couldn't stop listening, and it has stayed with me for quite a while now. I loved the narration and the story. I would (And have) recommended this to everyone I know.
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.