The narrators accents when switching points of view really gave an immersive experience.
It reminded me of Fingersmith by Sarah Waters which is a period piece that has a similar two part split in character point of view and is also filled with plot twists.
The narrators accents when switching points of view.
Yes. As it is, I was done listening to in about two and a half days.
It doesn't feel like a YA book. Though not in graphic detail, there are some dark themes explored in the narrative - torture, murder, etc.
The story of friendship unfolds in the story. But the realities of war are not shirked. The performance makes the characters come alive. No spoilers, but I cried at the climax and at the end for both girls.
Girls Kick Butt
One of the most memorable moments from the story was when Verity writes out her real name. I had actual goosebumps.
This is not my usual sort of book. I'm not even sure why I bought it. However, I'm very glad I did. If you pick it up, I think you'll be glad, too! I believe this is supposed to be a YA book, but don't let that put you off: It doesn't feel like one at all.
The book was sometimes amusing, sometimes riveting, often charming, and undeniably sad. Reviewers often mention the surprises and plot twists, but for me, those were incidental. It was the vividness of the characters that stood out for me. No flat, stereotypical archetypes here.
I cannot say enough good things about the narration. It made the characters real, and therefore made the book for me, in many ways.
Inspirational story for women of any age. Its difficult to believe irs fiction. The last time a book had such an impact on me was To Kill A Mockingbird, 50 years ago
Voracious reader (paper and audio) 80-90 books per year; history, classics, fiction, music, and espionage
It is hard to top the previous favorable reviews of this book. A powerful story of courage, grace, humor, and love in a difficult time and setting. Both Morvan Christie and Lucy Gaskell are excellent performers even if the role of Julie is more compelling. It is a cleverly plotted book with some nice surprises. Britain and occupied France in 1943 was not the nicest of times but the heroism, the pluck, and the determination of the two protagonists is described exceptionally well. Listen to it!
Doc for FORCE
I stumbled on this book on a pinterest list, and found it captivating. I listened to the audiobook and the performance wonderful. Better with proper german, scottish and french pronunciation.
The journal entry style, the literary refernces, the plot all carried me along and compelled me to keep listening. The friendship and characters were lovely to meet. The outcome, while shocking was believable and right.
It shall sit beside "A Separate Peace" as a favorite.
War story from a female point of view real female Heroes don't be put off by the genders it's a great read. every man should read it.