I just finished listening to it and am resisting listening again, saving it for a future date when I can't wait anymore. This is Jodi Picoult in top form. The writing is superb; the harrowing story is difficult to pause, so real and horrific, even though we know much about the end; the performance is brilliant. I can't imagine that reading this as text would begin to approach the impact of this recording.
The twist at the end, even though I expected it.
They were amazing. Edoardo Ballerini's accents!
Oh yes, but I resisted.
Picoult's research is superb. We always learn something from reading her books.
This book tells the story of an extended family through generations, bringing the horrors of the Holocaust into focus, and telling the stories from a different point of view, including that of survivors.
This was so good, I look forward to listening to it again.
So excited to see a new book out by Kingsolver that I didn't look to see the reader. After Animal, Vegetable ... I wouldn't have bought it. A wonderful writer, but others would have brought the book to life rather than letting it languish in an unnatural speaking voice with over-ennuciation. I'll keep trying with the playback speeded up.
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