- File Size: 814 KB
- Print Length: 362 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1549668196
- Publication Date: April 21, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B072KYRZPY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #969,695 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Where the story fails is in its editing. Misspellings, missing or misplaced punctuation, missing quotation marks created passages and chapters I had to read several times to understand what they were saying or where they were going in relationship to the story.
This is an intriguing story and I give the author kudos for taking the time to tell it. Thank you.
I normally avoid suspense. (I’m a cozy mystery aficionado.) But even with the constant fear of discovery, arrest, and possible execution hanging over Maggie’s head for five long years, her grit and tenacity, as well as intelligence and problem solving skills, carry her through the worst of times.
There is an unexpected romantic element, but I’m not going to reveal anything about it. No spoilers here!
The book is obviously well researched. Ms. Landreth has a deep understanding of medical terms and has crafted her book around real events that occurred during the German Occupation of the Channel Islands and the terminology of the time.
The only criticisms I have involve the very first paragraph, where there is a sentence which uses needlessly specific medical language to describe seasickness. There is also a need for more editing due to misspellings, typos, and occasional grammar errors. I was able to ignore these minor flaws, because it’s an amazing read.
Loved this captivating story. Didn’t intend to do so, but I read it cover to cover in two extended sittings. My preference is non-fiction and purchase ratio is probably 4-1. So, I’m kind of picky when I consider fiction. Choosing the Last Soldier was a great decision. Retired history teacher and voracious WWII reader, but I know very little about the English Channel Islands, especially Guernsey. Naturally, the Amazon preview intrigued me. In retrospect, I realize that the unique “time/place” setting was a delightful bonus for me, as it both nicely framed, (and added to) the intrigue of the developing story.
The storyline, both novel and vividly detailed was fast paced, and major action shifts seem to flow with seamless ease. Overall, there was a continually mounting sense of intrigue.
As a septuagenarian, one of my eccentricities is “mixing” leading performers from eras gone by into one undifferentiated pool of “contemporary and available for casting.” That illogical and inexplicable perspective noted, when the Last Soldier is available on Netflix, here’s my casting: Nicole Kidman (Maggie) opposite Omar Sharif (the Baron), and John Lithgow as Maggie’s father.
One of the great “extras” in The Last Soldier, is the inclusion of and seemingly very accurate portrayal of many “real life” items and events. The most central to the developing story, of course, is the Enigma Machine. But for you exclusively “fiction fans”, this book is an engaging, suspense filled story. You probably won’t even notice many of the “real world” references as infused historical narrative.
energetic and unpredictable with many unforgettable characters. It was a book I hated to see end. A sweep of history, geography, war, spies and deprivation visit the extraordinary and ordinary quiet heroes of the day.