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.
Beautifully written, haunting. Characters wonderfully complex. Details written to elicit readers strong emotions as it transports them to the unspeakable horrors and pain of the holocaust. Some parts are hard to read/listen to but so rich in complexity and plot. Highly recommend
I liked the concept of the story, and even the writing. < might feel differently had I read the book instead of listened. The narrator's style was really distracting, particularly her pitching of younger voices. I don't normally focus on the voice so much but this one was so grating it spoiled some parts of the book for me.
But the story itself was strong, interesting, just not as engrossing as others of the same subject matter.
This has to be the most emotional book I have listened to. From the very first line to the last word I was totally engrossed. The story comes to life with the reunion of lost love over 60 years before and ends there. The Narrators bring so much life to the characters, the young woman in concentration camps the husband who she thought was killed at sea. It's heart wrenching to hear their stories and their determination to live at any cost, when it would have been easier to die. The nightmares they live with for the rest of their lives can never be erased. This is an excellent book and I was hooked from the beginning though at times it was difficult to listen to. It really makes you think of the evil that is still happening today in the world and not for the first time I am so grateful to live in the USA.
Yes, It helped me to understand the depth of pain that was endured through times of war.
The beginning and the end. I went back and listened to the beginning after finishing the book. All the characters were wonderful.
I cried for all the heartache that was endured.
Inspiring, courageous, and motivating! Great read, very worth the money and will read similar books in the future.
Interesting to know some of the characters were based on real people.
This book engaged me from the first minute and held my attention to the end. It's a great story, based on actual people and events in WWII Europe, even though it's a novel. The narration by the two voices made the reading even better. Excellent listen! I highly recommend.