Friday, 29 March 2019

Audio: In another time - Jillian Cantor


Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld, George Newbern
Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 03-05-19
Language: English
Publisher: HarperAudio
Historical fiction
Thank you Harper for this review copy

My Thoughts
Going into this one I guessed it could be sad, and because of that I did not want to put it down. I needed to know what would happen to Max and Hanna!

It starts in 1931 where Max meets Hanna. He is a Christian (even if he does not care about religion), and she is Jewish. But most of all, this is Germany. This is bad and I kept bracing myself.

Because then suddenly it is 1946 and Hanna wakes up without any memories. What happened during the war? Where is Max...WHERE IS MAX!? Did Max get her out?

I did have my suspicions since Max seemed to know things, but the worst thing is that Hanna goes on with her life and what we get is 1932..1933...1936. 

I just wanted these two to be together. They loved each other so much. Stupid nazis! Stupid Laws!

Ok so I did not cry, but my heart did break.  Poor Hanna, poor Max.

And yes there is a secret in this book, I liked that aspect. It was different and tragic too.

Final thought
I could not put it down. All I knew was, what happened t Max?

Narration
I ave listened to Saskia before and I like her narrative style. She does it well
George was new to me, but he did Max well. They took their own chapters.

Blurb
A sweeping historical novel that spans Germany, England, and the United States and follows a young couple torn apart by circumstance leading up to World War II-and the family secret that may prove to be the means for survival.

Love brought them together. But only time can save them...

1931, Germany. Bookshop owner Max Beissinger meets Hanna Ginsberg, a budding concert violinist, and immediately he feels a powerful chemistry between them. It isn't long before they fall in love and begin making plans for the future. As their love affair unfolds over the next five years, the climate drastically changes in Germany as Hitler comes to power. Their love is tested with the new landscape and the realities of war, not the least of which is that Hanna is Jewish and Max is not. But unbeknownst to Hanna is the fact that Max has a secret, which causes him to leave for months at a time—a secret that Max is convinced will help him save Hanna if Germany becomes too dangerous for her because of her religion.

In 1946, Hanna Ginsberg awakens in a field outside of Berlin. Disoriented and afraid, she has no memory of the past ten years and no idea what has happened to Max. With no information as to Max's whereabouts—or if he is even still alive—she decides to move to London to live with her sister while she gets her bearings. Even without an orchestra to play in, she throws herself completely into her music to keep alive her lifelong dream of becoming a concert violinist. But the music also serves as a balm to heal her deeply wounded heart and she eventually gets the opening she long hoped for. Even so, as the days, months, and years pass, taking her from London to Paris to Vienna to America, she continues to be haunted by her forgotten past, and the fate of the only man she has ever loved and cannot forget.

Told in alternating viewpoints—Max in the years leading up to WWII, and Hanna in the ten years after—In Another Time is a beautiful novel about love and survival, passion and music, across time and continents. 


25 comments:

  1. Sounds really good! But an audio... I dunno.

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  2. I love it when you have male and female narrators for the story. Sounds like a sad one, though.

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  3. this sounds beautiful and heartbreaking. I'm hoping to read it

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  4. ffantastic review, my favorite (as you know) time period and I also love Saskia's narration.

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  5. Wow they skipped over the whole war. But I guess that's what makes things interesting, that she could not remember what happened during those years.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. And that makes me wonder, wtf happened! I so needed to know

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  6. This sounds fantastic. I want to see Max and Hanna together just from your review!

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  7. Lovely review. I love Saskia's narration and would enjoy this story.

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  8. Does she wake up without her memories and the story goes from there, or do you get flashbacks to the time before her memory loss?

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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    1. She wakes up without them and the story gors forward. The story gios forward from 31 with Max until the moment when her memory ends

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  9. THis one looks really touching and I'm sad just by reading your review

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  10. This time period would be a hard one to read about.

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  11. Another gripping mystery... you are killing me! Glad you enjoyed this one.

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