Though the prisoners had no musical instruments, they had their voices, and from memory scored classical works for symphony and piano. The music that helped sustain them while in captivity is a lasting and precious gift of these women to a world that has witnessed far too much war.
The story was interesting enough to listen to all of it. Having said that, I thought parts of the book dragged a bit.
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Beautifully done! Very few WWII narratives can be told with so much hope, and pride for surviving. This book pulled it off incredibly well. Coljin is an eternal optimist, and paints an incredible picture of one complex situation after another. A very pleasurable read. Great narrative.
An amazing true story of Women held in a Japanese Concentration Camp in WW2. This is the book that inspired the movie "The Paradise Road" with Glen Close
released a few years ago. The book goes more in depth and really shows the strength of these courageous women. The narration is excellent. A Must for those interested in WW2.
great book and great narrator, highly recommend to anyone who is interested in wwII women's survival;