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I have read a lot of holocaust fiction & non fiction and really wanted to love this. It tells the fictional story of twin girls and their journey to Auschwitz and beyond. The descriptions of the camp, activities, hardships and cruelty is offset by friendships & the child's need to see the best in even the worst circumstances. It's not badly written either, and the prose is often poetic. However I just didn't enjoy it. With the twins sharing alternating points of view, it was difficult to remember which twin was speaking. The narrator didn't distinguish between the two but came across as if reading the story rather than narrating it. The pace was slow and I didn't care what happened, mostly because I didn't care about the characters and found it all too confusing. It tries too hard to be arty and maybe would work better in paperback.
Such a terrible story, one that should never have to be told. But it happened and should never be forgotten.
Beautifully read and heartfelt. Great book
Would you consider the audio edition of Mischling to be better than the print version?
Not applicable as I haven't read the print version however I will more than likely buy it now.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
I usually listen to my audio books to and from work in the car. I had to turn this one off as I was crying.