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Publisher's Summary

Inga Klein's life was destroyed when Adolf Hitler took over Germany. Over the next several years, the Nazis took her family, her freedom, and Fritz, her one true love. When the Allies crushed the Third Reich, they not only freed Inga from the horrors of Buchenwald but also gave her a second chance at life and love in America. But when demons from her past surface in her new life, will those second chances prove to be her opportunity for revenge?

©2016 Scott Craig (P)2016 Scott Craig

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  • McKinney, TX
  • 09-13-17

Intriguing Premise

Inga survives Buchenwald with a lot of help from Himmler's cousin, Fritz, who she loves from childhood. Many years after the war, Inga is a successful attorney like her father was before the Nazi's took everything from them. She is presented with an opportunity to defend a man she believes is wrongly accused of murder. Can she defend a man she knows is guilty of murder and rape during the war just because she doesn't believe he committed the actual murder he was arrested for?

Much of this story is inaccurate to the time period and some of the dialogue is cringe worthy. The terms used during the more sexual parts are not terms used during the time the author is writing about. The WWII bits and the Nazi parts are more believable. I also had a hard time with the fact that all of the characters ended up in the same part of California after the war.

The narration was stilted, as others have observed, though it did get better when people were actually speaking. It did not detract from the listen or take me out of the story. It just wasn't great and did not add to the enjoyment of the listen for me. I did listen on 1.5 speed.

I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom! in exchange for an honest review.

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A Good Start

What did you like best about Second Chances? What did you like least?

I liked Mr. Nevitt's German accent. I did not like the robotic rhythm he used during the entire narration. I enjoyed most of the dialogue portions, but every time he began the narration parts he resorted back to the robotic rhythm.

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

I liked the history about the camps and how Jews were treated. I wanted more references. I found portions of the story to be out of place...some things that were said and situations could have better reflected the time period. Instead, there situations where I felt time warped to modern language in both relational circumstances between men/women and in dialog. I found this a little awkward and disappointing.

What aspect of Bill Nevitt’s performance would you have changed?

Robotic rhythm of non-dialogue portions. The characters of Fritz, Max and Inga at times was too non-chalant. It didn't fit the scene or the character.

Any additional comments?

I received this copy via audiobook boom in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Historical Fiction WWII

What made the experience of listening to Second Chances the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed the storyline as well as the even cadence of the narrator and his ability to distinguish between characters with the slightest inflection of his voice.

What did you like best about this story?

Of course, I liked the happy ending and justice found for the victims.

What does Bill Nevitt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His interpretation of the story comes through in his voice narrative-showing the different characters and their individual nuances.

If you could rename Second Chances, what would you call it?

Justice for All

Any additional comments?

I look forward to Scott Criag's next novel and future narrations from Bill Nevitt

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I'd give this author a second chance....

What did you love best about Second Chances?

I thought the narration was excellent.

If you’ve listened to books by Scott Craig before, how does this one compare?

This was my first book by Scott Craig.

What about Bill Nevitt’s performance did you like?

I enjoyed the cadence and the voices of the different characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No...I listened over several days.

Any additional comments?

The story line was interesting....there was a large time gap in the middle of the book that put me off a bit.

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