You no longer follow Karin P. Lease

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Karin P. Lease

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Karin P. Lease

bioentity

Member Since 2011

0
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 1 reviews
  • 5 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 7 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
1
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Suite Francaise: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Irene Nemirovsky
    • Narrated By Daniel Oreskes, Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (434)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (95)

    Irene Nemirovsky was arrested soon after completing the second part of Suite Francaise. Ten days later, on August 17, 1942, she died of typhus in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Her husband, Michel, perished in a gas chamber on November 6. Their daughters, Denise and Elizabeth, survived, hidden in safe houses and convents, carrying a suitcase packed with clothes, photographs, and their mother's manuscript written in tiny letters to save paper.

    Robert says: "The best book I've read all year"
    "A Treasure/ An Enchanting Story of Another Time"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Set in a very difficult time, the German occupation of France in 1940, the author nevertheless finds such moments of beauty, love & redemption that her words enchant like sunlight on polished crystal or delicate birdsong wafting through an open window on a summer breeze. She creates surprising scenes and characters of such depth & complexity that they seem real and taking breaks from listening is like being separated from a loved one. I didn't want to stop.
    The day to day scenes of village life, farm life and life in Paris are so vivid that they truly come to life and seem more like memories than the words of a book.
    There have been so many stories about this period of human history, but Nemirovsky finds a completely different perspective by looking candidly through the eyes and hearts of the people who lived through them. So she takes us on a fresh journey of the human heart and a wonderful journey it is.
    I feel so sad that Nemirovsky didn't get to complete the 4 or 5 novels she intended for this "suite".
    I would have LOVED to read them ALL!
    These audio versions are very well performed and I enjoyed every word!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.