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.
I have always loved to read. As a child my mom actually grounded me from books if I was in trouble. Noone can do that now. Yay!
I loved this book. It was a beautifully woven story of two people who survived the war in Europe which allowed us to see where their lives went over the course of 50 years. I would have given the book 5 stars across the board if only the author had given us a bit more payoff in the end. I want the rest of the story. These characters let me love them and cheer for them because they were interesting, intelligent, and completely imperfect. They let me feel the pain of the Holocaust and of war -- any war. And they let me marvel at their strength and humility. But I wanted the chance to rejoice when they found one another after a lifetime. Unfortunately the author didn't give us that reward.
So, I give it four stars -- only wishing for another few chapters which would allow me to give it five stars.
Plodding prose, undeveloped characters in a historical moment that deserves far more depth and insight. A catalogue of events. Superficial.
No. Not an interesting writer.
Never. I found both performances to be annoying. I didn't like Guildall's voice and Toren's acting was poor forced acting. Compare Toren with Juliet Stevenson's reading in The Signature of All Things and the difference will inform you.
What's the point? It's a story that needs a different writer.
Definitely! This was an excellent audio book. Of the 6 million stories from the Holocaust, I am glad this one was told.
Lenka's decision to stay with her parents, both times!
Absolutely! Went to sleep with the visions in my head
A very heart wrenching story. I think the author was true to the events. Although very heart breaking and difficult to listen to the stories at the death camps, it truly was a beautiful telling of survival and lasting love.