I felt that Brown belabored the building up of Nazi Germany. I was aware that it was bad there and that there were propaganda campaigns against what the Nazis termed the "undesirables." Those could have been shortened as well as some of the turmoil in Joe Rance(sp?)'s life. Other than that it was a great story of how individuals came together to triumph against long odds.
The narrator mispronounced several words which detracted from the read. (Who doesn't know how to pronounce Carnegie?)
This is a beautiful story. Very touching. Reads like fiction. You'll fall in love with Joe Rantz. I was moved to tears countless times. Gorgeously written!
I really like the narrator of this story and the pace of the story itself
He has great inflection and accent
The heartbreaking realization that Joe's family was leaving him behind
I thought the story could be a little long on detail of the boats at times, but it did not detract.
A beautifully written story, gently and elegantly portraying an intensely inspiring and moving story of raw courage, incredible perseverance, and astounding depth of character and trust.
This is one of the most inspirational books I have ever read. The life stories of the individual boys are compelling. This is enjoyable for a wide range of age groups. Highly recommend this book.
Fact is often stranger than fiction, and in this case just a fantastic story which has been really well researched.