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The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah

knallen's review

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5.0

I am not generally a fan of historical fiction, but the audio version of this was available through my library so I decided to take a chance on it since I'd heard so much hype. It was fantastic. It shows a side of WWII that I didn't even know existed and features characters that are dimensional and interesting. The audio was well done.

snarkmeister's review

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4.0

Good book - bit of a tearjerker at the end, in a way I wasn’t expecting. I never felt like it dragged, but I didn’t tear through it like I have with other books, which is why I knocked off a star.

creaseinthespinebooks's review

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5.0

"In love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are"

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah is a spectacular piece of historical fiction. Not only does she explore an often-ignored aspect of World War II, she does so by using characters that are deeply flawed but for whom readers soon become highly empathetic.

Her careful attention to detail creates a gut-wrenching story that haunts readers long after finishing the book.

This is a story of survival, rebellion, and redemption that recreates how WWII was on the French. You really get to see how the Nazis took over there lives. How it was built on fear.

Be prepared to have your heart ripped out over a book...not in a bad way. In a powerful, raw, emotional way. A marvelous read!

mollypearlman's review against another edition

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challenging emotional inspiring sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

Do not listen to the last 30 min of the audiobook while you’re washing dishes if you want to successfully wash the dishes. 

karpay's review against another edition

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5.0

Amazing amazing amazing! This book deserves way more than five stars.

thomalu's review

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5.0

This book was wonderful. I loved the story, the characters, everything. This isn’t the type of book I usually read but I’m so glad I gave it a shot.

rdenoble's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

lucijaselak's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

Definitely one of my favorites

laneyvonhall's review

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dark emotional reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

trudyjeanne7's review

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challenging dark inspiring reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0