I would not know, but I generally prefer print editions. I get audio editions because I can "read" them during commutes and am able to read much more.
I have read many books about the Nazi period but this one is different from all the rest.
She did a fair job. I was occasionally confused about characters. I was annoyed by her mispronunciations of German words like Sichterheitspolizei. Why didn't she do her homework?
The leading character. A woman of strong passions who became an activist in a time and place when this was very dangerous.
I lived in Berlin for a couple of years in the 80's and heard a few stories about what ordinary Berliners experienced during the War. This book gave a glimpse into the complicated and difficult lives of those who were in the capitol city during those years.
If you want to listen to a book that's full of passion and despair, then this will fit the bill. The most interesting aspect is the main character's evolution from a naiive, lonely housewife into a hardened and courageous woman with a strong sense of morality as well as irony. The narrator is perfect, but her evocation of dismal daily life in wartime Berlin made me want to turn to something more lighthearted and escapist for my next selection.
Yes - bought this audio book by accident and thought OMG an audio !-but loved it and had it playing whilst driving long rides home from work and cooking meals - may have missed some small bits
Actually looked forward to long drive home at the end of a working day.
Just the different charactors and voices, emotions
don't know but would make a great movie
I loved this book - I hated this book. My fingernails are bitten to the quick. And I've turned blue from holding my breath. Maybe you have to be of my generation (I was born in 1938) to really be affected by this story. I remember the newsreels and the newspapers during the second world war. This story of a non-Jew who helped Jews escape Nazi Germany seemed to me to be so real. Her miraculous escapes from the Gestapo sometimes seemed a little too miraculous - but I wouldn't have it any other way. And Bertish's narration was right on - not too dramatic - just right. The accent (I'm no expert) seemed to me to be perfect and helped me visualize the characters - the characters who were so true to life. One of my favorite characters was the mother-in-law. I felt total pity for her and would have pushed her out the window long ago. This book should be required reading for all those who can't look around and realize that such things are still going on in the world and couldn't possibly happen here.
I loved reading the book. I want to get the audio book for my brother. It is a book that every person should give to each of the people who must read this book, It is a special gift for each person who reads the book or listens to the audio book.. I could never put the book down, It is a book about the Holocaust and Hitler. I will never understand how anybody could be so mean to anyone. When we were stationed in Germany, not one German admitted there was a Hitler or a concentration camp. Now the High School students in Germany must learn about Hitler and his team and go to a concentration camp. I am so pleased that the Board of Education is making the students know about the horrible things that were done to other people. Six million Jews were killed during World War two.
The way some of Germans wanted to help the Jewish people to hide from the atrocities performed by Hitler and his group of officers.
The story and the main character
The Red Tent as it was about women helping women even in the worst possible circumstances.
This was a real mess, both from a listening stand point and from a believability POV. Hard to grasp transitions, and resolution felt too contrived.
Basically a good story. Even exciting at times . I found the narration at bit monotone , sometimes I had to really concentrate to find out which charactor was speaking ( even when it was two diffrent sexes having a conversation)
because it was dull and depressing and I don't have time for that!!! There are way too many good stories out there! So....NEXT!!!
When the main character thinks she is hiding her lover's wife and children.
The accents and emotional tone
This book explores the personal reaction of women left on the homefront in a chaotic war, that affects their city. The story is told with no jedgement through the eyes of the main character.