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Broken Angels

Broken Angels


Broken Angels

avaliações:
4.5/5 (41 avaliações)
Comprimento:
13 horas
Lançado em:
Apr 26, 2016
ISBN:
9781511374460
Formato:
Audiolivro

Descrição

A Nazi doctor. A Jewish rebel. A little girl. Each one will fight for freedom-or die trying.

Imprisoned in the Lodz Ghetto, Elsi discovers her mother's desperate attempt to end her pregnancy and comes face-to-face with the impossibility of their situation. Risking her own life, Elsi joins a resistance group to sabotage the regime.

Blonde, blue-eyed Matilda is wrenched from her family in Romania and taken to Germany, where her captors attempt to mold her into the perfect Aryan child. Spirited and brave, she must inspire hope in the other stolen children to make her dreams of escape a reality.

Willem, a high-ranking Nazi doctor, plans to save lives when he takes posts in both the ghetto and Auschwitz. After witnessing unimaginable cruelties, he begins to question his role and the future of those he is ordered to destroy.

While Hitler ransacks Europe in pursuit of a pure German race, the lives of three broken souls-thrown together by chance-intertwine. Only love and sacrifice might make them whole again.

Lançado em:
Apr 26, 2016
ISBN:
9781511374460
Formato:
Audiolivro


Sobre o autor

“Liviero writes a dramatic, heartfelt tale based on a little-known aspect of the Holocaust....An absorbing account of loyalty and love in wartime, freshened by unusual historical events.”—Kirkus Reviews. Gemma Liviero lives in Queensland, Australia with her husband and two children. She has worked as a copywriter, corporate writer, magazine feature writer and editor. She has an Advanced Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing) AIT, S.A. www.gemmaliviero.com

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  • (4/5)
    Three main characters mesh together a story of war: Elsie, a Jewish girl fighting with the resistance; Matilda, a Eimanian youth forced from her home to be a part of the “pure” German race; and Willem, a high-ranking German doctor determined to help as most as he can. When Hitler ransacks Europe in pursuit of a pure German race, these three lives will be thrown together in unexpected ways.
  • (5/5)
    I loved this book. At some points the subject matter was hard to read, especially the parents where the doctors were subjecting the women to cruel experiments in Auschwitz. How ever awful it was to read, it was worse knowing that this stuff really happened to so many people. By chance, Elsi met Willem when she brought her mother to him in need of medical help. Willem was in no means an angel, but he treated his patients different than the rest of the doctors. He is able to save Elsi when he sees that she is being put on the truck of the dead. Matilda was signed away by her mother so she could go to a training center for Aryan children to become more German. When she gets there, she isn't getting any lessons but instead is teaching younger children German and they must memorize passages from Mein Kampf. Matilda's life becomes interwoven with Willem and Elsi's, when Willem becomes in charge of the training center that Matilda lives at. This was a beautifully written novel and captured the different aspects of the war. I really liked how the book changed narrators from chapter to chapter.
  • (5/5)
    Wow! What a book. The story is told from the point of view of three different people. Their stories do come together and then unwind again. Some difficult to read parts, as is often the case with books that focus on Germany/Poland during WWII.
  • (5/5)
    Everything about this book was wonderful. A great listen. Captivating!
  • (3/5)
    This book started very well and I enjoyed how the narrative was shared between Elsi, Willem and Matilda. They were all intelligent, generous people who came from vastly different backgrounds, but fate and the horrors of the Nazi regime brought them, unexpectedly, together. Whilst I found Elsi and Matilda's stories interesting, it was Willem's that really captured my attention. He was a complex character and even though, as a high ranking Nazi doctor, he took part in the medical sterilisations at Auschwitz, he was basically a kind man with a conscience, and tried to atone for his mistakes.I was enjoying "Broken Angels" until about three-quarters of the way through when the characters who I had regarded as broken angels became avengers, seeing their own justice. It wasn't believable and spoilt the book. The ending was rushed and too tidy. However, I did like Matilda's final letter. Overall, a good, but not great, novel set against the backdrop of World War II.
  • (5/5)
    Elsi, Matilda and William’s stories merge, as they all live through World War II. Elsi, imprisoned in the Lodz Ghetto, struggles to survive along with her mother and sister. Matilda, a young girl, is taken from Romania to Germany, where she is sent to a “rehabilitation camp” where they attempt to turn her into the perfect German. Willem, a Nazi doctor, and son of a high ranking Nazi, lives first in the ghetto and then works at the rehabilitation camp.This book was fascinating and hard to put down. The characters really came alive. I loved how their stories merged and were ultimately woven together. I would love to read more by this author. Overall, highly recommended.