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beautifully written!

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 11.04.2020

this was originally written novel. it was also very well performed. my only concern was the tempo. I was not able to listen to the book in one shot, and after being away for awhile, I felt like I was listening to the same thing over and over again. by the time the book reached its climax, I was feeling a bit drawn out. however, there is nothing to be said except glowing praise for the writing style. really enjoyed it!

SUUUUUUUUPPPPER!

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 09.08.2019

WOW! Ich bin amerikanische Schriftstellerin, und wollte etwas auf deutsch hören die NICHT in meine Genre war. Ein Kolleg schlug das Buch vor und ich war von der erste Szene gefesselt. Kaminski ist der wahnsinn... er macht das Buch "cinematisch". Wirklich gut und ich freue mich wirklich, dass es eine Serie wird!

inspiring gut wrenching storytelling.

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 27.07.2019

promise, anyone who reads this, hears it, is going to gain greater insight to so many issues on so many levels. promise, you will be left inspired or, at the very least, reflective.

Generally entertaining.

Gesamt
3 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
3 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 13.02.2019

A mish mash of different types of stories: relationship, espionage, high society, whodunit... entertaining and engaging and may very well be forgotten before the next book releases. Loved Annie's character.

I am afraid I cannot recommend the Audible version

Gesamt
2 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
1 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 04.02.2019

I had to stop. I gave it up to Chapter 18 and I just couldn't go on anymore. The narrator has severely ruined this book, the quality of engineering is horrible (unless you like listening to three takes on the same line, paper rustling and squeaking chairs). Audible stresses quality but this and Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assasin are two books that should absolutely be banned from the subscription list. Unbelievable. I'd like to say that the writing is good, there is enough to have kept me interested through Chapter 18. To be fair, the author has made a good attempt at a good story with quality writing, but it, too, is starting to irritate me. How often is she going to let Frank just walk all over her? The blasé manner in which this story is being read ("Who cares?" monotone, no inflection) has turned me off the story. And that's too bad. Let's see if I can revive this by reading it on Kindle.

A seriously cinematic experience

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 22.01.2019

The book is fabulous. Really loved DK Marley's language and paired together with Jon C Dixon's performance, this was a great, great listening experience. So good that I've hired him to perform one of my own books! If you want a novel about Shakespeare and Marlowe, look no further. This is so beautifully plotted, the cast of characters really memorable, and the audiobook experience will leave you feeling as if you've watched and lived it all. I only felt the ending was much too long. There was nothing more to resolve and the sad demise of their lives was something I could have been spared.

there's a really good summary on Goodreads ..

Gesamt
2 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
2 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 19.12.2018

Spare yourself the credit and just read the Goodreads review. it gives all the main points in six paragraphs. otherwise you can listen to a lot of rambling and contradicting and repetitiveness if you really want to.

I should have stuck to just the Kindle version...

Gesamt
3 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
1 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 14.12.2018

This is my second and a half book by Hawker and I truly do appreciate her style and her passion for the genre she writes in. The novel is absolutely solid, the writing rich and detailed with only the occasional overwritten passage or situation which might ring false (I found the spy/message situation questionable, for example. The amount of time Pohl spoke with Anton and the extreme details he shared as Anton and he exchanged messages seems, to me, highly improbable and at time conflicting with previous descriptions in the passage).

There were only two things that really prevented my absolute enjoyment and the inconsistency in point-of-view is the first. Although Starzmann's POV was central, on occasion I was bounced about in some other character's head and I was having to ask, "Yes, but how could Starzmann KNOW that?" On other occasions, the prose was directed at the reader with things like "you", "your" or "our" (i.e., our little village; in prose, not in dialogue) and that really tripped me up. I might be highly sensitive to this but it did detract.

I also had both the Kindle and audiobook versions (I was doing Whispersync), and it is really unfortunate that the performance was not at all up to par. First, the mix of British English dialects (some very broad) for various characters, based in Germany, in the same town, really did me in (I sometimes had to laugh out loud and it was not a funny scene), and then the children's and female's voices reminded me of a Monty Python skit. That really distracted.

That said, this WW2 novel portrayed, to great depth and with freshness, an extraordinary man and his family. The opening was already surprising and I was immediately invested. There were rich layers of plot, too--internal and external motivations, self-doubt, and despair were well balanced with hope, every-day hilarity (I was laughing out loud in public listening to Maria and the Communion dress escapade), and real relationship building.

Hawker has delivered a very well-written novel while honoring Anton Starzmann, the man. I will definitely be reading more and am already looking forward to her next two projects!!

if you have never read or seen anything about ww2

Gesamt
3 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
2 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 07.10.2018

this story might be for you. However, if you have read many books or seen many films about this era, you might be disappointed. there is unfortunately nothing really fresh about this story. Nothing really dynamic. Nothing tremendously poetic. The characters are a bit wooden, the Situation's gleaned over, and the tension like a loose rubber band. The narrator is super melodramatic, which can only add to the irritation. Again, I speak from having red we're seen many World War Stories. Otherwise, it might be a nice introduction.

long winded

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 29.09.2018

I found myself editing as I was listening. Some of the sentences just went on and on and on it made me feel sorry for the speaker. and the whole story was long-winded. That said, I did enjoy it. It wasn't until approximately chapter 35 where I kept asking myself how much longer can this go? On the other hand, the authors explain the reason for their exceptionally detailed history, as well as what they did fiction wise. I do have great respect for this work.