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Susan M. Ross

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  • The Last Palace

  • Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House
  • By: Norman Eisen
  • Narrated by: Jeff Goldblum
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

When Norman Eisen moved into the US ambassador’s residence in Prague, returning to the land his mother had fled after the Holocaust, he was startled to discover swastikas hidden beneath the furniture in his new home. These symbols of Nazi Germany were remnants of the residence’s forgotten history, and evidence that we never live far from the past. From that discovery unspooled the twisting, captivating tale of four of the remarkable people who had called this palace home. Their story is Europe’s....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The arc of history in a great curve...

  • By Laurel Hostak on 01-02-19

Lots of history little heart

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-23-18

Agree with another reviewer who said the same. Lots of historical detail but almost detached in the delivery. I would’ve liked more depth of character and more human side of the story. It was a bit of a trudge to get through it. Not a huge fan of the narrators lilt & voice variation.

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