A wonderful story of young people caught in the net of the Nazis in WWII. In this book Anthony Doerr shows the tragedy from both inside the Nazi party, and on the life of a blind young French woman. A classic story about doing the right thing, at the risk of your own life. I loved the book.
I knew the subject matter of course. What I didn't know was that every word in this book was perfectly chosen, and tells a story of desire that left me reeling. I didn't know I could love the character while not approving of his choices or actions. I understand why this book has been listed as one of the 100 best fiction books ever written. If you haven't read it, do.
Wonderful engaging story, and an excellent performance by Ballerini. Looking forward to the next book in the series!
Let me begin this review by saying I love almost everything Barbara Kingsolver has written. She has a solid place on my bookshelf with both her works of fiction and her wonderful book "Animal Vegetable, Miracle." This story attempts to combine both a fictional setting and characters to educate the reader on the very real threat of global warming. While I agree with the message, I couldn't have disliked the story or characters more. I found them on the whole whiny, and the repetitive dialog mind numbingly boring. Skip this book altogether. Read "Animal Vegetable, Miracle instead.
I loved this book! The author takes us back to our childhood's worst fears, and yet shows the beauty of friendship and self sacrifice for another. It reminds me of the feeling I had while reading "Harry Potter," that is; magic is real.
Without a doubt, Diana Gabaldon's writing will make you feel as though you understand what it is like to have lived in the 18th century. Her characters come to life, and live in your heart. Davina Porter is also amazingly talented as the voice of this story.
No other series really compares, but I also really liked "The Bronze Horseman" by Paulina Simmons.
Davina Porter captures the voices of the characters, is rich with intonation, accents, and is simply beautiful. She is my favorite narrator.
Yes! Hard to put down, but the sheer length makes that impossible surely!
A must read!
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