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
It brings the characters to life, and transmits the feelings they are having, as the story unfolds.
the book is educational, interesting and hold your attention
the narration is so good. really brings the characters to life
I always have an extreme reation to Jodi Picoult but this is one of her best!
No, don't do that
I saw the end coming, but the writing was excellent, and I needed to see it play out.
I laughed, I cried, a book with hope for all.
Not my type.
I would not have chosen this book. I read it almost accidentally. I purchased the wrong title but read it anyway (without reading the reviews or the story line). I listened with shock, enjoyment and anticipation the whole way through. I have since recommended this book to my bookclub and to anyone else who reads. I have no regrets reading this book - and had a hard time putting it down.