This held my attention throughout. Well written, descriptive, and one of Judys best. She weaves a story that has twists and turns until the end.
Minka's story was so vivid and compelling I found myself laughing with her, crying with her, and hanging on every tense moment of her internment. Really liked this book!
The narration of this story is PERFECT. This is one story that is completely enhanced by the narration. The story is amazing, but the narration is perfect. You can't stop listening. Each of the characters in the story are portrayed impeccably.
Parts of the book were extremely compelling, particularly Minka's story. I was less compelled by The story about Anya. Overall I felt the book was good. As far as the narration is concerned, I particularly enjoyed Fred Berman's interpretation of Leo.
When told gracefully, the subject matter of this book is always a precious addition to our canon. The average American reader can get a clear, emotional, yet perfectly researched accesible view of something that is so hard to comprehend, I think it would be arrogant for anyone to claim they really understand it.
Picoult, as usual, weaves in visceral emotion with well researched fact topped of by suspense which keeps us reading and her in the bestseller list.
I didn't know what I was getting into when I got this one. I was distracted. Just prepare for a difficult, unsweetened ride that puts you right in the center of the BIG questions.
But it can be fun, it's mainstream, so you won't go insane and you can trust yourself in her hands.
Great narration. Multiple narration doesn't break the flow or connection. It gives it more life.
If you don't want a fresh loaf of bread after two hours of listening, you're dead inside! Ok, so I love the way Jodi writes and this book is absolutely fascinating. It is very inventive and yet tells a historic story woven throughout. The emotional scenes of this book are painted vividly and the story line took some unexpected turns. Just as vividly are the meticulous descriptions of bread baking which makes you long for loaf. My second book of hers and I'm looking forward to many more from this author.