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.
I can't really say because I only got 5 hrs in and that was too much
What is the genre of a book like this ... vampires ???
Anybody would have been better
This book was one of the best books I have listened to yet. The narration as well as the storyline was fantastic. The book gave me a better understanding of the Holocoust (informative) and what happened during that time. I could not put my earphones down, even snuck them into work because I had to finish the book. I would recommend this book highly.
I just finished reading Ken Follet's Winter of the World and this was another interesting angle on the same subject.
Ken Follet - Dangerous Fortune.
Yes - I like Jodi's work although I find I need to take a break between novels.
None. All Characters were necessary - but I did feel the performer doing the Grandmother was right. She is very good but just didn't make me think of the grandmother - perhaps to young to be the grandmother.
Loved the book. Felt sad to be finished!
Definitely in the top 5!!
I listen to audio books during my 2 hour commute. This book made me want to keep driving!!
I loved it so much, I told anyone who would listen to read, listen to, or both!! Jodi Piccoult's best so far!!
It took me quite a while to get into this book. Not until they started telling the stories of Joseph and Minka did the story really begin comming together. After that, Sage's story became more interesting as well.
this book was magnificent. it has it all - food, horror, mystery, romance - just don't read it if you cannot handle hearing some of the more tragic details of the holocaust (it was hard to read several places, i wasn't sure i could make it through, but am glad i did).