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Would you listen to Not All Bastards Are from Vienna again? Why?
Yes. This story fills in blanks about enduring the disaster that was WW I in Italy and is peopled by authentic voices speaking truth about their time. It seemed to have the veracity of one who lived through this difficult time.
It had elements of The Leopard as the landed gentry were engulfed by the invaders from the north and faced the loss of, not only their traditions and possessions, but their freedom.
This is also the story of a boy becoming a man, the intelligence deployed by the family, especially Paolo's aunt, to outwit the German and Austrian soldiers and the creativity the strength that besieged people can bring forth when confronted by an evil enemy.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Not All Bastards Are from Vienna?
The last scene with the heroes facing the firing squad
Which scene was your favorite?
Any scene with Grandfather speaking his mind
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
There were many tense scenes with the threat of violence omnipresent.
Any additional comments?
The narrator captured the voices of both men and women, young and old, and German and Austrian accents extremely well.