I have read Jodi Picoult's books previously, but none of them holds a candle to this. The way she weaves her story between characters is truly amazing. One note of caution, the explicit details of WWII are extremely vivid which where difficult to get thru. However, Picoult keeps the reader so involved in the story, the results are worth it.
Absoluteley! it starts slow, but as the story unfolds, you will not be able to put this one down.
Very well researched, great ending! Much different than I thought it would be. A lot of history, and it leaves you thinking, "what would I do?"
This book is not a waste of credits. Very gripping, an eye opener! A definite must!
I would have made the relationships stronger and with more depth.
Disappointment in general
I love reading Jodi Picoult's books and have read most of them. This story just didn't satisfy me in this format.
This book way exceeded my expectations. It was well written and the characters were very interesting. The story was complicated - in a good way. The plot and ending was not predictable and the narration was great!
I love a good Nazi-hunting story, and while that was just a portion of this narrative, it offered up a moving tale of Holocaust survival and all the pain and horror that implies. The story was interesting, the performances were outstanding, and it was well worth the time I spent listening to it. I found myself looking forward to opportunities in the car when I could slip back into the lives of Minke and Sage.
Say something about yourself!
I could not put this down. This story continues to be on my mind even though I finished it weeks ago.
I enjoy literary fiction with character depth and psychological exploration. I am in my 50s, work in psychology, and love the outdoors.
I have read many of Jodi Picoult's novels. This one ranked not as good as her first novel but certainly better than many given the difficult subject matter. As a story, I thought it was pretty good and held my interest but did get a bit fantastical. As a Holocaust study, I would say that it was a good way for a teen-ager to learn about the atrocities and magnitude of the crimes against mankind which took place in WWII. Also, the novel presented some important questions and food for thought about justice and forgiveness in an interesting manner. Overall, it held my interest but might be better suited for a teenage audience.
I will no longer automatically choose a book from Jodi Picoult. The characters were uninteresting and predictable. I found the whole book tiresome and the narrator's attempt to duplicate a Jewish accent fell far short of the mark. Boring!
I have loved being read to as long as I can remember. With limited time in my life for reading, listening to novel on audio is like a dream come true. Love it!
Didn't read the print version but loved the narrator.
Yes, it was hard to press pause, didn't want to give up the experience.
No, a chore
It did not hold my interest, I read three others going back to try to finish and finally gave up. It was depressing to me. Trying to pick up the story line was impossible.
The narrator was as good, just a dull , boring story
I like the author, she is better than this.