I really enjoyed this one. Usually it takes me a good hour to get into a book, but this one had me hooked from start to finish. I was able to get completely lost and felt like i was watching a movie! Intriguing story and very realistic, suitable narration.
I haven't read the print version, but i really enjoyed the audio version!
Sarah. She was so strong and such a surviver.
This was such a great rendition of a WW2 story. From a unusual point of view and really well tied together between the past and present. I liked the transitions and the narrater did a great job at making the time switch clear with her tone. I found myself so invested in the characters and the story. I'm not one who cries much, but this one was definitely a tear jerker!!
This book held a lot of characters and individual stories. I really liked how they were all linked and came together. It was unpredictable and intriguing!
I liked the info on Italy and also old school Hollywood. How things were run back in the day and how the movie stars were viewed. I want to go to Italy!
Yes. He uses a wide range of characters and individual stories to convey the required information. It really keeps it interesting while communicating a lot of information.
I didn't love his female voices, but its got to be tricky for a male narrater!!!
Yes!! It was a great listen. The characters were interesting and the story traveled well. It really held my attention and I found myself thinking about the story when I wasn't listening. I couldn't wait to see what happened!
Bruce. I would love a friend like him :-)
Her voices were so clear!! She had very distinct characters and the voices really helped paint the picture. They also were incredibly consistent. Her accents were very good if not spot on and her acting ability really showed in the emotion in the dialogue.
I didn't want it to end!
This book stirred so many emotions i don't know where to begin. The author paints such a perfect picture with his words it was like i was watching a movie. I laughed, I cried (a lot!), felt triumph and pride for the character. A wonderful story of a boys rise from nothing to everything.
I was torn with this one just because i found the story rather depressing. It was really sad and didn't have enough 'up' moments for my personal taste. In saying that the story is very well written and the narration is fantastic. I loved the depth of the characters and the narraters accent choices for each one were perfect.
I loved every second of this book. It was fantasy for adults with just the right amount of magic, violence and passion. It took some unexpected turns and kept me interested the whole way through. I can't wait to hear the next one!
I found this book to be completely far fetched as far as character emotions go. Even in a fantasy i like to think that the characters reactions can be somewhat believable. There were A LOT of sex scenes and i ended up skipping the ones near the end. A good listen if sex is what you're looking for. It was a bit too much for me.
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