The alternation between the male and female narratators helped to add suspense as the story unfolded. I couldn't wait to hear what had happened to Josef after hearing an episode from Lenka's experience, and vice versa.
I can't remember the last time I cried while reading a book, but I cried several times while listening to The Lost Wife. This book touched on so many different types of love. For me, love was the message of this story.
Interesting story, I just couldn't sympathize with the characters for the most part. I've tried to write the next sentence several times now, and just can't seem to pin down the right words. I felt that while the motivations, inner thoughts, and personas of the evil characters were very well defined, those of the good guys were not as presented as completely, especially as the book progressed. It's probably more fun for an author to come up with this stuff as it relates to the villains.
The narrator did an excellent job. Consistent voices for each character.
Overall, an interesting listen, just not a masterpiece in my opinion.
I very much enjoy post-apocalyptic fiction (especially the type without zombies or aliens!). Although written more than 50 years ago, the book portrays a realistic scenario of might happen today in the event of nuclear war -- except that contemporary humans would be even less likely to survive and adapt, because of our even greater reliance on technology and electricity. I'm certainly thinking about beefing up my family's emergency supplies after listening to this book. Makes me want to buy a set of encylopedia and a couple hundred pounds of salt. The narrator does an excellent job.
Great story, excellent narration. I so enjoyed the wonderful mechanical and engineering details. Droll is the word that comes to mind. Just delightful.
The narrator delivers an incredible range of accents, for both male and female characters. The plot is very interesting and exciting, but the story really started to drag about two thirds of the way through.
Interesting premise -- just too hard to listen to! I know the book is written for a younger audience, so I can overlook the juvenile dialogue designed to appeal to pre-teen boys, but the narration..... odd choice of narrators, and inconsistent voices/accents.
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