Started out slow, but the more I listened the more interesting and complex this story of two women involved in WWII espionage became. And I clearly did not expect the ending.
this was a beautiful, tragic story that compelled me to finish listening. couldn't wait to find reasons to get the headset back on to finish it. heart wrenching and well written. narration was perfect.
I really enjoyed this book, it was entertaining and kept me glued to my phone. The narration was also great, the accents were spot on. Overall it was an excellent book and I hope to listen to more books by this author.
I love World War II historical fiction, especially stories with female heroes and/or strong female characters. So I hoped this would be an excellent book. To me, it was not up to par. The characters did not come alive or seen quite plausible. Their conversations often seemed contrived and, despite the authors efforts to make the story details plausible, many parts of it in the details did not seem realistic or plausible. Without spoiling the story, it is not plausible to me that someone could shoot the iron chains off a prisoner some distance away, but yet not shoot the bad guy. I wish the author well .
no offense Mrs. We in, but if you plan on breaking the fourth wall, at least make it entertaining. these character, references.... everything makes me anxious. I love history books. but this. I'm sorry, but this.... this is not what I call entertaining. informative, yes. but not entertaining. perhaps if I go through it aga I need it might understand what the hell is going on. but I'd rather not. my anxiety from the story is enough for one go. thank you for the experience, confusing as it may be....
have a nice day.
The story itself was beautiful and gut-wrenching. A masterpiece. Beyond that, the primary reader was nothing less than fabulous. Her reading of this book was an experience that lingers in my mind and heart. Genius!
Yes so much yes. That is hard to say without giving things away but I would like to hear what I missed.
Only picking one character is difficult!! But I would love to go for dinner with Julie for reasons better left unsaid for fear of spoilers. I will just leave it as she's an incredibly strong female with opinions and attitude galore.
That narration is amazing. I would listen to anything either of them read.
I could not sleep after reading this book. My heart aches when I hear the tittle mentioned. I feel deeply for the characters, having allowed them refuge in my heart, and I feel shattered knowing that refuge was not enough. The lengths to which one will go for one she loves are unfathomable. There is such love (read honor, loyalty, dedication, trust, obligation, service, and duty) in this book,; it is unlike any I've ever read. Showing the interconnectedness of the human experience, and the fragility of the same, Wein has created a masterwork to be savored as the last peach of summer, the last day of vacation, or when looking back, the last happiness before utter tragedy, the one you might have savored had you known it would be the last.
Too many to count.
I loved this book, my heart continues to ache.
I listen to audiobooks mainly while commuting 90 minutes a day and when walking. Sometimes when knitting.
Historical novel of a young woman pilot and her best friend in WWII. It is nicely done but I struggled a little to finish it.