The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
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The story of The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah audiobook
takes place in France 1939, in the quiet village of Carriveau, where Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads to the Front, to defend his country in war. Although she sees her husband leaving home to fight in the war, she doesn’t believe that the Nazis will be capable of invading France. However, they do it in all the possible ways and suddenly her life and the life of her daughter are at risk. Everything gets worse when she has to open the doors of her house to an enemy, which makes her an easy target.
We also meet Isabelle, the sister of Vianne, who is an eighteen-year-old teenager with a thirst for adventures and a purpose in life. Isabelle falls in love with Gäetan, a partisan who is convinced that the French can fight the Nazis from within France. However, he betrays her and Isabelle decides to join the Resistance
once she faces danger.
With this breath-taking story we will see how two women will have to make hard decisions to survive and face the consequences of every movement they make.
“In love we find out whom we want to be. In war we find out who we are”.
ReviewReleased in 2015
, The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah audiobook
tells the story of all those women that stayed at home while men were fighting in battle. This does not mean that they suffered less than them; on the contrary, they were as brave as them and they had to take many hard decisions and make several sacrifices in order to survive and protect their families.
The story begins in 1995 with an old woman that is moving to a retirement house and who starts to remember her past. This is when we meet Vienna and Isabella and when their stories start to develop.
A positive aspect of the book is how different both characters are. The contrast in the personality and maturity of Vienna and Isabella is evident and it reflects in their decisions, their reactions and their relationships.
Even if this is an audiobook about WWII, the story is not extremely graphic. Yes, there are sensitive topics
and hard scenes related to beatings, prison camps, starvation and sacrifice, but the author does not need to introduce graphic scenes every two pages to make us feel what the characters feel. The purpose of her style is to make us feel like we are living what the protagonists re going through, and we empathize with them.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah is sad and frustrating, but it is also full of hope, love and resilience. The story is brilliant and downloading the audiobook is definitely worth it.
What is the greatest book you have ever read and what made it great?
An audiobook with an average review of more than 4.5 in Amazon, The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, is a story about bravery, love and endurance that will make you laugh and cry and that you won’t be able to put down unless you have finished it.
How have characters in The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah changed throughout the audiobook?
Because of all the hard decisions they have to make and the hard times they go through, both protagonists change and mature very quickly. The way they interact with other people change and their points of view are transformed.
Is there any audiobook which you have read and is roaming in your head?
The Nightingale is definitely the kind of story that you are thinking about throughout the day, when you are busy doing other things, and after you finish it, because it leaves a mark in your mind.
I want to read an out of the charts good book, what would you suggest me?
After you finish The Nightingale, you will want to get all the audiobooks about WWII and all the work of Kristin Hannah, as it is such a beautiful and captivating story of women during the war.