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It's hard to love a story about the holocaust. So much stress and depression the reader has to endure, one has only the imagination to figure out what it really must have felt like. Wth every story of this massacre i read, my love only grows for the strength that the writer had to of had to get through it. In that sense, i love how this book reminded me of tye things that matter in life, and how it reminded me that my probelems are mere ant hills compaired to those that had to live years like this.
My favorite character, of course, is sara. She may have been tried to the very end, but she didn't loose who she was; keeping her personality and morals strong until the very end, not afraid to atand up for the truth in what she believed, and didn't succumb to what the nazi's wanted her to become.
I loved her flashbacks to her child hood. The moments in life she could remember to keep her going.
I had my happy moments and sad momeits throughout the book, but the strongest was that mokent when it ended and i was reminded of all the little good things in ky life. These stories never fail to make me count my blessings, no matter how smll.
Highly recomended! The narriation is great, althoufh sometimes hard to decipher between the haracters, her accents made the story more believeabl and
I'd mention it, but s for a recommendation, I'm not sure. This book was recommended to me, and i guess his and my views of an 'excellent' story differ, so i guess if the person i was talking to W's into it, then sure.
I don't want to give much away, but Jennifer's and Gingers last scenes of the book.
I really didn't have a favorite.
Ginger. I say more, I'll ruin it for everyone.
Though the concept of this book is gripping and plausable, i feel a little disappointed. The writing was done all in John's perspective...a character i felt WA not introduced enough and found myself wondering how it is he got the position he did;;why he knew the people he did, why military men turned down their roles to let a history professor with barely any field experience rule the town.
John and his family, though they had their own troubles, seemed a little too mary-jane, but not enough to stop me from getting attached to a few eamily memberrs as it hit close to home should it ever happen.
The author used a bunch of 'it reminded him of this scene from this movie' comparisons, which rattled my nerves as it seemed every paragraph had one.
I also found it was quite fortellable, a well; the foreshadowing happening without much time to forget about it, or even sink in.
The narrator did an excellent job, however, so I'm rather pleased with that and would listen to another story done by him.
Overall, don't go into the book expecting action, as morethan half of it is listening to the people in charge groan over how they'll help the community survive.
Only because of the added animated narration, I would definately say the audiobook is better than just the book alone though I haven't read the book by itself.
Edith was my favorite character, of course; the woman who wrote the story. Sic a silly question for a biography, haha. Her perseverance throughout all of the hardships she endured makes her a strong woman.
This is impossible to answer because each character had their own part that brought the sort to life.
Edith and Pepe were the most memoable. Edith, as she had lived in every page and Pepe because of how much you wanted to smack him around a bit for being such a mama's boy.
This is by far the best book and most memorable that I have read this year. While most other a holocaust books take you into concentration camps and leave you feeling mad or sorry, this book has enough humor and moments where you're reminded that not all Germans were as hostile as the nazis in the camps were made out to be. Though Edith's life was far from easy during this time, and she had to fight to survive, it's a nice change readin about someone who had just an ounce of freedom while lving under the radar instead of leading a life in Auchwitz.
I would, but I'd stress that the performers voice can get annoying when she's portraying the characters.
This book let me immersed and was very well written. Very easy to understand and keep along with the plot and characters.
I am not a fan of this narriator. To me, she mad the story seem more childish than it should be. Instead of getting into the characters, she'd back away from emotion (turning her voice into a whisper). Though she tried making herself sound younger or characters such as Prim and Rue, I think it turned out babyish...even so for Katness.
There is, but if I said it, I'd give the story away, so I'll just say the cave scene.
After hearing rave reviews of this book and having one of my favorite celebrities tweet outstanding reviews on it, I couldn't wait to read it. However, I went in with my expectations high. A little too high. Within the first few chapters, I realized I had to expect less from the story to be able to enjoy it more. I have a feeling that if I was tangibly reading this story, myself, I would have enjoyed it a lot more. The narrators voice when she was reading the narration was fine and easy to take, but the moment she'd break into character, I found myself cringing.
I did enjoy this story, however, and look forward to diving into the next two books! I probably wouldn't jump in line to see the movie, when it comes out, at opening night, but I'll be anxious to see how Hollywood portrays the written words!
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