This is a very long book, which is not in itself a problem. Although Picoult is clearly an excellent writer, in this case she seems to enjoy her own writing too much. The "surprise" ending to the book is given away at about 2/3 into it. One can only assume this was on purpose, but the reason is not at all clear and to this reader deflated the ending.
Ranked amongst my favourites this book really takes you in and you feel desperately for the characters.
It was intense and I appreciated the breaks - but was desperate to get back to it
I enjoyed the book and am glad I listened to it but it was unclear to me from the summary that it was a holocaust survival story.
Not only was the story engaging, but having different narrators with authentic (or authentic sounding) accents really made it come to life.
YES! I listen to books while I run and I couldn't not listen between runs.
I already have!
Have read many on this subject but it's incomparable to anything I've read
Part II Minka's story. I couldn't stop listening. I cried a few times. I could picture everything. Beautifully descriptive.
Hmmm all of it but I would have to say to say minka's relationship with Frank
I'm going to buy the book so i can always have it to read again
It was pretty flawless and I couldn't stop listening.
Won't give anything away. Loved the descriptions.
Yes and no. I really wanted to savor it.
I still get a lump in my throat thinking about the story.
This book was definitely one that I couldn't put away. The narration was excellent with each character being very well depicted.
Although I guessed the ending before the end, it was a very good plot and well orchestrated.
Given the vast differences in the ages and nationalities of the characters, the narrators were able to describe them very well.
The story saddened me.