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The Tattooist of Auschwitz
- By: Heather Morris
- Narrated by: Richard Armitage
- Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.
I didn' want it to end (I know that seems ghastly)
- By Sarah on 30-04-2018
avoid the audio version
Sadly my experience of this book was ruined by the horrendous quality of this recording. The narrator was not my favourite, but couldn't be faulted in his performance - that was not the issue. The production and the glaringly obvious splicing was unbelievable. It is evident that chapters, pages, paragraphs, even sentences were not read in one sitting. At one point towards the end, every time the narrator said "Lale" it was spliced in. WHAT ON EARTH is going on? How could this happen in such a highly anticipated and reviewed book, arguably one of the most read and talked about this year? Quite disappointing.
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The Lying Game
- By: Ruth Ware
- Narrated by: Imogen Church
- Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
The text message is just three words: I need you. Isa Leigh drops everything, packs up her baby daughter and heads straight to Salten, where she and her three best friends attended prestigious boarding school Salten House. Only Kate still lives in the area, at the crumbling Tide Mill she inherited when her disgraced art tutor father vanished when she was just 17. Each of the women is running from something, from an act that has haunted them for many years but which they have tried their best to bury.
- By Asako on 28-06-2017
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
Would you ever listen to anything by Ruth Ware again?
Yes, I enjoyed and would recommend her previous two books
What does Imogen Church bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Yes - her amazing narration is the whole reason I chose to listen to this book
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Any additional comments?
Eugh - very disappointing. I found Ruth Ware's last two books a tad far-fetched but still enjoyable, but even the amazing narration of Imogen Church couldn't save this one. I've never come across a book that is both (a) so far-fetched and yet somehow (b) so dull. I've actually dropped my rating to 1.5 from 2 after sleeping on it. WAY too dramatic for little action, extremely forced "surprise" ending (!?) - I would barely call it a surprise. The "twist" I'd say felt like a haphazardly tied-up plot line. Don't bother. It's too bad because I was really looking forward to this one!(EDIT: I definitely enjoyed the start, but the momentum and intrigue plateaued significantly about 30% of the way through)
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