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When Pierrot becomes an orphan, he must leave his home in Paris for a new life with his aunt Beatrix, a servant in a wealthy household at the top of the German mountains. But this is no ordinary time, for it is 1935 and the Second World War is fast approaching; and this is no ordinary house, for this is the Berghof, the home of Adolf Hitler.

Quickly, Pierrot is taken under Hitler's wing and is thrown into an increasingly dangerous new world: a world of terror, secrets and betrayal, from which he may never be able to escape.

©2015 John Boyne (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Another view of the war and the participants. Gives insight into how people got swept along, which is something That is a struggle to understand. Well written, well narrated.

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  • 14-02-2021

Good book, terrible narration!

I'm so disappointed. I was looking forward to reading this book, as I've read others by John Byrne and like his style. I like to sync audible and kindle, because I don't have time to read much but can listen while I'm cooking dinner. But the narration of this book is appalling! Why do authors entrust their work to readers who might be able to alter their voices to sound male or female, young or old, but who struggle to read so much that every sentence is read in the same tone? This reader emphasises every sentence in the same way, as if trying to get a point across, so there is as much drama over a child playing quietly or eating a meal as there is when that child is witnessing something horrific. The narration completely spoiled this book for me. In the end I gave up listening and read the rest of the book, but could still hear the narrator's voice in my head as I read it. I'll keep a note of this narrator and avoid any books read by him in the future.
So the book only gets three stars, and even as I'm writing I'm tempted to reduce it to two. I enjoyed the book. I don't think it's one of John Byrne's best, but maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had read it all and not listened to some of it.

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