The story and the main character
The Red Tent as it was about women helping women even in the worst possible circumstances.
Lawyer, reader, writer, performer. Just love listening to books and talking about it!
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.
Intriguing characters and a well-written story about German women living in Berlin during WW II. I really liked the characters and how the story evolved, and I will read more by this author.
A fascinating look at how love and passion drive people and how living through war affects a person's motives and actions. A bit slow at times, but a good story overall.
i like to read. i like to listen.
This was one of the top books I listened to. Suzanne Bertish was a great narrator, giving life not only to Sigrid, but to all the characters in this wonderful story. What I liked abut her narration is that she was so emotional as she read.
I've never listened to another one, but I will be putting her on my list to hear again.
i was so excited and intrigued by this book. Sigrid's story was fascinating...twists and turns on every page. i thought that she was a truly strong female character - even with all her flaws - she embodied what all great lead women do. courage and empathy, but also sadness and doubt.
i was enthralled following Sigrid as she tried maneuvering wartime Berlin, and all it's cast of characters. And i loved that as a reader, we didn't know the truth about anyone...we found out as she did. friends were enemies, enemies were friends. who could she trust? could she even trust herself to do the right things?
i loved every minute of this novel. i wish it never ended.
Powerful, intense, interesting
The descriptive writing
The entire book moved me, the writing was beautiful and the depth with which the author portrayed the protagonist made the story fascinating
A school administrator and avid reader and listener of books. At least an hour of every day is spent in the car, and that's where the bulk of my listening is done. I tend to listen to books on "faster" mode so I can get through more books!
The idea of this book has great potential--life in Berlin during WWII when most of the men are gone. What do the women do, how they survive, how they help Jews and others being persecuted, etc. Sadly, though, it falls short. The characters did not draw me in and I found the sub-stories stumbling over themselves, lacking clarity and creating a hope for the end of the book. I'd pass on this one.