I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT THEY DOWNLOAD FROM ANOTHER LISTING SO THAT THERE WOULD NOT BE THE DIFFICULTY IN REVIEWING THE PLACE ON IPOD TO FIND WHERE YOU ARE. IT WAS VERY ANNOYING TO HAVE THE SINGULAR TRACK FOR THE WHOLE BOOK!
While not a fast-paced thriller, this novel was gripping nonetheless and kept me listening for hour upon hour. The author (an awesome storyteller) tells related stories from several vantage points and it's not until close to the end that you realize how they mesh. The main character is a young American girl who has distanced herself from her Jewish heritage. Seemingly by accident, she meets an old man who has a connection to one of her ancestors. He is tormented by guilt and asks her to help him. Several interesting characters and plot twists keep this novel moving at a good pace. Highly recommend.this listen.
Many things can be taken away from this book and so not to spool it for any one, I will only review on the main thing I gained from this story. Many have forgotten the true horror and brutality of the Holocaust, thank you Jodi Picoult for painting a real and touching reminder in respect to the Jews who survived and those that did not... May God have mercy and never allow humans to repeat this kind of hate and ignorance again.....
Simply her best novel to date. I recommend it to everyone. My only negative is the number of readers -- it was not always obvious which character was 'speaking'.
A story within a story
YES! I kept waiting for what happened next
I have never listened to this performer but plan to again
Yes...but it took 2 instead
This is an amazing listen. I love this book and author!
Very well written and narrated. Haunting story but good and meaningful.
I learned so much about the holicaust through the characters.
This was my 493rd book. I have listened to many great books based on historical fiction. This is the first one I feel the need to contribute a review. Although this is truly a story of survival, it is not a book for everyone. It is deep, moving and powerful.
It is written in the current day but ventures back into the worst era in American history....the War against Germany. If you can stomach the reality of Auschwitz and some of the horrific events of that era, there is a great deal to be learned from this novel.
I found myself having to rewind several times. This book deals with religion, love, death, culture, law and history and most importantly....survival. I recommend it to anyone who finds life lessons in literature regardless of the fact that it is fiction.
Say something about yourself!
This is a terrible book on so many levels. There are some interesting ideas however it is poorly written and each of the story lines has different yet significant problems. Editing would have eliminated the many repetitive sentences and paragraphs. For me the serious historical events were made trite. Minka's real life history is filled with tragic, true and heart-wrenching events and there are so many books that do it better. I did want to like this book...
I'm no book critic but this story was totally implausable. What a disappointment.
The vampire stuff. Very distracting.
All narrators were fine.
The audio was moving and told the story incredibly.
Sage Singer and Minka. Strong women yet tender hearted and loving. Their life stories were real and you could relate to their feelings and unforgiveness and forgiveness. It was moving to hear what they were going through.
Yes it was because it held my interest, could not stop listening!
One of the best audio books I have listened to