I love suspense, murder mysteries, psycho thriller books most of all! I listen when not taking classes for my masters degree.
This book was exceptional. When I read the brief summary I only thought that it should be interesting. This story had me reeling through all my emotions. Ms. Picoult is such a great descriptive writer that I thought I was there in many of scenes described
Just enough twists to keep you interested but not enough to make it implausible. A great story teller telling a great story! Picoult has won a new fan here.
Excellent Narration brought this story to life and makes you feel like you are in the moment. You will catch yourself smiling, grinding your teeth in anger, making faces of disgust, but most importantly you will ponder the meaning of love,compassion and forgiveness. I highly recommend this book. 5 stars all the way.
I am about half way through trying to decided whether I want to move on to another book. The story line is okay but I wouldn't recommend this audio version to someone.
Yes, I would be willing to try another one of her books.
Twice now, the voice of the narrator will change and suddenly it is another voice reading an entirely different story.
The story started out pretty slow. I am just now getting interested in it.
I am sure this is a decent book. Like mentioned above, pretty slow but obviously this is a bad narration since another book hops in periodically. Because I am cheap, I will probably continue to listen just because I want my money's worth.
While the performance is phenomenal, the story is very predictable. I enjoyed the book and was deeply disturbed by the stories of the Holocaust. It was riveting. Not an easy listen/read because of this. I wish the story overall had not been so predictable in the end.
Well written. Good not stop listening. This story weaves a tale of love, hope and new beginnings. I loved it
There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away Nor any Coursers like a Page Of prancing Poetry – Emily Dickinson
This book had all the right elements for a great read: it was a good story that had many levels, the writing was good, there were lessons about history, as well as philosophical or ethical questions to ponder.
I loved the way there were 3 different stories going on at once. First there is the story of Sage and her struggle with how to interact with Joseph Weber and her meeting Leo. Then there is Minka’s story of the Upior, based on an old Polish fairy tale. This was interesting as a parallel and a metaphor for many of the actions and horrors that occurred in the book. The third and, to me, the most dramatic story was that of Minka herself and her path into and finally out of two different German concentration camps. The author very skillfully weaves these 3 story lines together in such a way that each story line adds to and helps to develop the other.
Spoiler alert here: I had trouble putting the book down! If I have any criticism, it’s with the ending. I’m not sure that the big switch in the character of Joseph Weber at the end was necessary or very well explained. Also, the idea that Sage pulls off her final act but seems to have no intention of sharing it or talking about it with Leo seems unrealistic. OR perhaps I’m unconvinced that she really could or would pull off this final decision. I feel like this final section was, perhaps, rushed or underdeveloped in relation to all that had come before. However, this didn't spoil my enjoyment of the book overall.
I highly recommend it.
You will know when you get there, but there are parts of this book that will make you cry. In addition to feeling sorrow, you will get angry at some of the characters and angry that such atrocities actually occurred in the past. This story is a good reminder to be greatful for the little things in life and for the most obvious.
I love that this is a story in a story in a story. There are so many layers to this book. It just makes you think on so many levels.
Yes and no. It's not an edge of the seat type of thriller. But I was so captured by the characters and their stories that I definitely had to keep listening.
Minka is a character I won't soon forget. She is written so well, and the performance really does her justice. .
This book made me want to discuss it with everyone. I have most of my friends listening or reading just so we can do that. Just the questions of right and wrong, coupled with forgiveness for those acts keep me thinking about this story long after I finished it.
I think this book should be required reading - especially in ethics classes.