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)
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.
The book outlines the relationships between women in a really vulnerable time in history. The women are certainly vulnerable , but , the author also shows the strength that they are capable of developing against the odds.
Most interesting were the relationships between the women. Least interesting was the portrayal of the woman as having little moral fibre even at a very challenging period in history.
I don't need to listen to more of her books. This was a little superficial in its content. I wanted much more .
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
War from another perspective and relationships from the inside out- great insight on both.
The twists and turns of plot, the picture of world war II from the women's perspective and the German perspective, the complex characters
Egon, the jewish lover
Have not read the print version.
The way that women fought to survive no matter of their belief, race or religion.
Yes, She was able to feel how the women felt in the story.
Survival of Women in Berlin
Very thought provoking. Helped me to relate to my family in Holland during WWII.