I'm typically a murder, suspense, & thriller type reader; however, I'm expanding, exploring, & expanding my interests.
This is another gripping read by Jodi Picoult. The story is heart-wrenching, yet warm & touching. I really enjoyed reading this book and I know it is fiction, but I always find it difficult to read about war, suffering, and the hurt that was endured.
This book reminded me of Sarah's Key.
Great storyline, characters, and very detailed descriptions of the era. The twists and turns were numerous, but the ending is what pushed me over the edge. It really left me thinking, wondering, and then thinking again--- isn't that what a GREAT book does??
I have over 600 books on audible. This is in the top 3!
the humanization of the jews.they were not statistics they were people.
I was an avid reader of books before my work took most of my time so now I listen to Audible books when I'm exercising or walking my dog. I like mystery and thriller novels, particularly good serial killer novels. I'm a writer and a psychotherapist.
If this story had been billed as a drama it would have gotten a five star rating but as a mystery, although well written, it drags on and too much time is spent in the past.
I would recommend this audio book to a friend. The various narrators keep the story interesting, and make it a lot easier to follow.
My favorite character was the grandmother in the story. I really like how she tells her story.
I don't really have a favorite scene, but I really liked the parts where the grandmother told her story.
This is one of the finest stories I have ever had the pleasure of hearing/reading. It was perhaps a bit slow to start, but is well worth sticking with it. Not sure how I feel about the multiple narrators; it works, but was a bit distracting sometimes.
Hard to pick my favorite scene, there are many.
This is a story that you cannot finish without reflection. There is no way to be untouched.
I want to read more of this author.
Love to listen to books more often than reading. Audible gets me through the day and night more especially when I'm working !
Very great listen catered with historical facts
There were several moments but the end stood out
The narrator's were splendid and depicted the accent perfectly
I like longer books as they tend to last over several days so there's no way I could listen in one sitting due to the amount of hours it is
Don't miss out on this listen, it's very good.
It wasn't for me because it drug on and on and on and on - the underlying story was a good one but I couldn't get to the end - I was literally skipping chapters, fast forwarding, and I wasn't missing a thing. That's when I knew this book wasn't for me.
No; this was an unpleasant experience.
About half the book could be eliminated.
Vinka (sp?) and her sister
Loved the different characters, great twists, back and forth in history to present day.....kept me enthralled!
Yes, story kept moving along!
Listen to this one, you won't be disappointed! SO interesting!