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.
Yes! Jodi tells a story that is captivating and holds your interest. This is a different type of Holocaust story told from the perspective of the victims and the perpetuators.
Sage is an awesome character who battles her own demons while investigating other ones.
Her discussions with Minka and Josef are well written and voiced
The narrators bring the story alive. Their accents are real not staged and they all bring strong emotion to the story.
My only disappointment was the ending. I felt that Sage needed to stay above the fray of getting even. Her ongoing struggle with a developing moral ethic collapsed in the end.
Life's A Story
The ending when the picture book was found in the night stand.
It brough the characters to life.
It's not just another Anne Franks tale.
I've always been drawn to the conflict in WWII, but the book pulls the reader into the grey areas and tries to get into the how and why people acted the way they did.
Recently I have read many books about the WWII and concentracion camps. Ms PIcoult makes this one feel personal. One needs to pay attention to all the different story lines, but well worth the effort. This one would be a great one for a book club. I have recommended the book to lots of friends. As always Picoult has some twists and turns to the story line.
I loved everything about this book. It is a great story and I am so happy that I listened to it rather than read it. The voices for each character fit perfectly.
It did. My only wish is that we would have heard more from Josef.
Minka's entire account of her life moved me.
I would listen again to adsorb more of the details that I cried through the first time.
They were wonderful
Made me cry!
Most interesting as the book described how a young German man was convinced Hitler was trying to help Germany was interesting to hear how normal young men were made into monsters..
Mary Dean RN, BSN, Health Sciences Teacher. Member since March 2010.
The entire story-line. This book as told by the grand-daughter and the grand-mother touched my emotions so deeply. I laughed a bit and cried a lot. I was totally engaged while listening to this book. I tolerated no outside interruptions. I wanted to hear and feel every word of this book. I was surprised at the true identity of the Nazi. I was not disappointed in this listen in any way. Great book. Great listen.
I do not have anything similar to compare it to.
Just listening to the different character accents enhanced this listen and made it so realistic.
How Hitler affected the Germans, the Jews, as well as the rest of us.
My father served as a guard over German officers on a ship during WWII. He brought home pictures that one German officer took while at the concentration camp. They were beyond belief. I saw for myself what the Nazis' did to the Jews. Those pictures were in my mind through every word of this book. From what I saw in those pictures, the grand-mothers account of her life in the concentration camp was exactly as those pictures revealed.
I don't know as I didn't read the story but I do know that the audio edition was great.
Yes it did. There were times where I found it hard to turn off my car.
Wow.....I don't know. There were several that I really liked.
The story that her grandmother told.....so moving.