Sorry but this book lacked so much for me. Narrator was terrible, almost stopped listening. Hard pass
I had hoped for so much more. It sounded great but I didn't see the struggle other than vanity of the main characters who were complaining about surviving the most horrific time in history on trivial, mundane things like food and crushes and actually having to work. Ughghgh. I'm sure the narrator is a nice person, but I felt she would be better in children's books.
Good story, but I wish it was structured a little differently. I felt like it was all over the place.
I loved this book. It gave an incredible insight into a terrible time but linked it to present day too. The characters were distinct and full of depth. Highly recommended
Impossible to follow, confusing, no clear story-line or plot or characters. It’s like a bunch of random papers were just put together and read out about random events that aren’t even tied together. Easily one of the worst if not the worst books I’ve ever heard
The narration was beautiful and the characters definitely reminded me of the German immigrants I'd met from this time period.
The plot moves at a glacial pace and nothing really happens… the book evokes zero emotion from the reader.
Very sad story
ugh... I thought I'd be reading about the Jewish problem in WW2, but got tired of reading about a mother and daughter cleaning and mending things. no action. very slowly developed plot. I quit about 60% theough.
Interesting plot going back and forth in periods of time, but the story lacked interest and the ending was so abrupt!