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Donna

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Para Hills, Australia

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  • The English German Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jake Wallis Simons
    • Narrated By Julie Teal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    In 1930s Berlin, choked by the tightening of Hitler's fist, the Klein family are gradually losing everything that is precious to them. Their 15-year-old daughter, Rosa, slips out of Germany on a Kindertransport train to begin a new life in England. Charged with the task of securing a safe passage for her family, she vows that she will not rest until they are safe. But as war breaks out and she loses contact with her parents, Rosa finds herself wondering if there are some vows that can't be kept....

    Reuven Nisser says: "Good Book From Every Aspect"
    "must read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The English German Girl to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the book, but I feel like I have. Teal puts in all the voices and you get lost in the story and imagining the scenes.


    What other book might you compare The English German Girl to and why?

    This book is so well written it can be compared to the classics


    Any additional comments?

    I love the way the story weaves together and German words are sprinkled throughout. I got lost in this book and was thrilled it was long, but wished it were longer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Winds of War

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Herman Wouk
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2708)
    Performance
    (2284)
    Story
    (2288)

    Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

    Robert says: "A Masterpiece"
    "frustrating"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Herman Wouk and/or Kevin Pariseau?

    I'd consider one from Wouk, but it's hard to get into the story and decide whether or not it is actually good with the way it's narrated.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I'm only part way through the story, and it is interesting, but it's hard not to be put off by the way it's narrated.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    It sounded like he was out of breath or nervous and not fluent with reading aloud at all. I have found it very frustrating to listen to, all the more because it's such a long story. It's very laboured, although has some good moments, but they are short.


    Any additional comments?

    I wouldn't actually recommend getting this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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