The different voices were fabulous. I really am into Jodi Picoult now...how she took the halocaust story and brought it to life, all while throwing in vampires (ompures) and a little mystery/romance in one tale. Sounds perhaps too complicated, but the 3(or more) concurrent stories that all interconnect are all powerful.
Obviously -- the stories. all running concurrently but all powerful and interesting...and moving. Siblings -- guilt -- Judaism. Justice versus forgiveness...Aristophanes...The description of baking and fabulous bakery items. Great discussion of forgiveness -- what can be forgiven? Are some crimes too great to forgive? Great stories.
the voices were all perfect. And - men reading women's parts, women reading mens, women reading mens, halocoust - romance, love. The accents - the story of the grandma and the horrific experience of being a european jew in the 1940s. The concurrent story of modern-day baker Sage who is grieving and baking and avoiding people after the guilt she has of causing her mothers' death ...
Several places left me in tears... When Minke (spelling) lost her best friend Dario...when "How Does it end?" kept surfacing. The surprise ending was something.
Hearing the different aspects of the story from everyone was awesome.
Sage was my favorite character, she was strong and beautiful.
It mad me cry at some spots, and made me laugh at others.
Yes, great story with wonderful narration!
Minka telling her story
Sometimes even with a great book and a good narrator, I feel like I would have enjoyed the book better had I read it myself. Never once did I feel like that with this one. All the characters became so real with this one. Great job!!!
The story was spectacular, and the narration every bit as good as the story! Would highly recommend this book!
I would recommend this to a friend because I really looked forward to listening to it.
Sage. I could relate to her.
Very extreme. I cried and hurt for the Jews who suffered the affliction of the Germans in the Holocaust.
I got this book because I usually love Jodi Picoult books. This one I found to go on too long and I found the story to be very boring. I tried to force myself to try to finish it because of the price but I just couldn't finish it.
I already started to listen to it again because I wanted to catch the details I may have missed the first time.
I like them all really.
I thought each narrator really fit their character well and made them come alive.
It was interesting to hear many of the historic details.
I would not listen again. Not that it is not a good listen, I already know the ending, which is very good.
The likelyhood of this really happening.
That would give away a big part of the mystery of the story. I could not wait to hear another chapter (
Jjust like in the book, know that I think about it!).
Juat get through the first few paragraphs and you will be hooked!
can't answer this because I haven't read it - only listened to it.
The story kept me enraptured for the full time. I kept waiting until I could listen to the next part.
It was narrated beautifully. What a pleasure to listen to different voices for the different characters instead of just one narrator moderating his/her voice.
No - it is meant to be listened to slowly so that you can enjoy it more.