I have over 600 books on audible. This is in the top 3!
the humanization of the jews.they were not statistics they were people.
I was an avid reader of books before my work took most of my time so now I listen to Audible books when I'm exercising or walking my dog. I like mystery and thriller novels, particularly good serial killer novels. I'm a writer and a psychotherapist.
If this story had been billed as a drama it would have gotten a five star rating but as a mystery, although well written, it drags on and too much time is spent in the past.
I would recommend this audio book to a friend. The various narrators keep the story interesting, and make it a lot easier to follow.
My favorite character was the grandmother in the story. I really like how she tells her story.
I don't really have a favorite scene, but I really liked the parts where the grandmother told her story.
This is one of the finest stories I have ever had the pleasure of hearing/reading. It was perhaps a bit slow to start, but is well worth sticking with it. Not sure how I feel about the multiple narrators; it works, but was a bit distracting sometimes.
Hard to pick my favorite scene, there are many.
This is a story that you cannot finish without reflection. There is no way to be untouched.
I want to read more of this author.
I Love to listen to books more often than reading. Audible gets me through the day and night more especially when I'm working !
Very great listen catered with historical facts
There were several moments but the end stood out
The narrator's were splendid and depicted the accent perfectly
I like longer books as they tend to last over several days so there's no way I could listen in one sitting due to the amount of hours it is
Don't miss out on this listen, it's very good.
It wasn't for me because it drug on and on and on and on - the underlying story was a good one but I couldn't get to the end - I was literally skipping chapters, fast forwarding, and I wasn't missing a thing. That's when I knew this book wasn't for me.
No; this was an unpleasant experience.
About half the book could be eliminated.
Vinka (sp?) and her sister
Loved the different characters, great twists, back and forth in history to present day.....kept me enthralled!
Yes, story kept moving along!
Listen to this one, you won't be disappointed! SO interesting!
Much different storry than what I had expected. I listened to this with some (actually alot) of coaxing from my wife on our long trip back and forth from Cleveland to South Carolina. I ended up being the one to enjoy it the most. Found the grandmother's 'story' to be most spell-binding - wanting to hear more despite the awful occurrences as one would expect during the holocaust. As another reviewer mentioned, my wife disliked the made up story by the grandmother. However, I rather enjoyed it and really the story was essential to the grandmother's survival. The analogies with in, regarding her current conditions, I did rather enjoy altho sometimes being a little corny(like from a vampire harlequin novel)
I did find the ending predictable altho my wife kept disbelieving my guess til the very end. I still enjoyed the ending despite this as the 'obvious' path would have been a little less gratifying(would have missed the greater conflict of emotions). I've never listened to the author's My Sister's Keeper but I am inclined to now.
Excellent narration by all as well. Overall highly recommend!
Let me take a minute to take this all in. Wow.
This book will get you thinking, about survival, guilt, forgiveness, mercy, hatred, kindness and so on. This story is mainly about the holocaust, so if you don't enjoy reading about that, then this is not for you. Also, it is not an uplifting book either. It is a dark story both in the present day storyline and the holocaust storyline. There is no nicely fitted happy ending.
In the beginning, the story is somewhat slow going, but give it time and it will draw you in. We are told the story of a holocaust survivor and the side of her tormentor, along with the after effects in present day of them and the people they come in contact with.
The storyline and the story of living in the concentration camp was so moving
When she realized who the old man really was
The ability to put such emotion in her reading
Yes but it is really long