Tragic, youth, friendship
The Seamtress (very good!)
When she lost her best friend.
This true story is through the eyes of Gerda as a teen to young adult during the Holocaust. It is very frank about her beliefs and feelings, for instance the man who wanted to marry her but she did not love. This was almost a tragedy within a tragedy. I enjoyed Gerda sharing her life, especially marrying the US soldier that liberated her. I also liked the last part of the book describing how Gerda coped with her past. A wonderfully strong woman who knew herself well.
Odd Thomas is so unassuming about his talent. He wants to be a regular guy but has this strange insight. He also has parents that are relatable. The story has a good mix of humor and mystery.
In the diner when the bad spirits sweep in.
Yes - he does a good job with the Odd Thomas series
Possibly. If I read more on the trial covered in the story from other sources.
Just generally the scenes of the accused in prison and the way they reconciled their infamy!
My 15 minutes of fame due to the media!
Worth a listen. Leaves you with the sense that the media has always been ridiculous and makes heros of the wrong sort. The real news goes unnoticed.
The setting and the fear factor of the unknown. The story was great pulling the good forces (people) together. Good mystery.
Yes - it solidly drew the listerner in. Not a rush of intensity but a growing intensity allowing the listener to try and solve the mystery.
Definitely! It covers a time period that had much turmoil for America and ultimately after WWII American way of life changed dramatically.
A good story without the constant repeating of text. This could have been a shortened to a 4 - 6 hour listen. However, even if shortened, the story lacked substance and was ridiculous, but I could have saved my time.
The narrators did a good job considering the boring story.
I liked Aomame and Tengo as characters. The story sucked.
Don't bother wasting your time on this book. The author seems to marvel in his own written word.
Absolutely! The characters are great. You feel as you know them. I enjoyed the factual history woven into the story describing the everyday person's life in the US building up to WWII. It is written as if in the moment not with hindsight.
Victor "Pug" Henry. He was a man of his time. He had principles, and wanted to get the job done well, whatever it was.
When the Henry's were in Berlin.
US pre WWII
Follow-up with War and Remembrance - you won't regret it!
The historical accuracy with the fictional characters woven in to make the story entertaining. Very well written and prompted you to put yourself in the characters shoes. Great story to cause remembrance of WWII and the history of what happened to Jews.
When Natalie was summoned to the SS and her baby's life threatened.
Yes, The Winds of War. It was good too. He seamlessly goes between characters in the dialog. He has a great voice for audiobooks and I will look for books where he is the reader. Good accents too.
War and What would you do? The author describes the moral dilemmas of the characters' lives. Human morality and how people react.
I would recommend both the Winds of War and its sequel War and Remembrance. I didn't want it to end!
No - I would think they would be equal
Finding out about why the ghost was in the funhouse.
I think the title is perfect!
Good story of the "permanent" type of carnivals and fairs before the huge amusement parks came into existence. Good mix of noble and sinister characters.
No. The story was written like a TV serial - very episodic with no details to knit the story together. The best part of the entire audiobook was the 15 minute interview with the author at the end. However, the person interviewing seemed inept but Stephen Nasser was great. The narrator was reading the book like it was a Lassie episode - full of exclamations, child-like not conveying the serious side of the holocaust. I thought at first the narrator was a woman and was confused as to the main characters gender.
Not the right book for him to narrate.
I would choose another holocaust survivor book - there are many wonderful ones.
Missing the obvious!
He did a good job of representing the main character. You could envision the character's physical look based on the voice Hoffman used.
News media and elected officials, a partnership that deserves each other.
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